Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Champions League
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An interesting match between Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru in the CAF Champions League second round return leg takes centre stage at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening, 30 September 2023. Kick-off is set at 18:00 South African Standard Time.

Sundowns set a new league record for the longest streak of 32 unbeaten games in PSL history in their 3-1 win over Stellenbosch ahead of this continental affair.

Having clinically taken apart Bumamuru 0-4 in the first leg, Mamelodi Sundowns will look to put up another thrilling show for their vociferous fans at home. It's going to be a long evening for the Burundi side who couldn't even muster a goal at home in the first leg.

Training ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru clash
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru predicted lineups

Here are our predicted lineups for this CAF Champions League match:

Mamelodi Sundowns

Goalkeeper: Reyaad Pieterse
Defenders: Rivaldo Coetzee, Grant Kekana, Bongani Zungu, Mothobi Mvala.
Midfielders: Aubrey Maphosa Modiba, Thapelo Maseko, Mosa Lebusa.
Forwards: Thapelo Morena, Junior Mendieta, Peter Shalulile

Bumamuru

Goalkeeper: Haile Nduwimana
Defenders: Faustin Ndikumana, Issa Hakizimana, Tombo Bangala, Chancel Ndaye.
Midfielders: Mokono Eldhino, Salum Ramadhani, Tresor Ndikumana, Enock Sabumukama
Forwards: Shabani Valentin, Theodore Ngabirano

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru confirmed lineups


*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru predictions

Masandawana are currently on a 12-game unbeaten run across all competitions this season, with 11 wins recorded. They're aiming to reach the CAF Champions League final, a run they were on the cusp to achieving last campaign. With a place in the group stage on sight, here are our predictions for this clash.

Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to win at half-time

Rulani Mokwena's team are miles better than their counterpart going into this clash; they're in such imperious form that scoring and winning at half-time has been more or less a routine occurrence for them. As a matter of fact, Sundowns are currently on a run of four straight wins at the break in their last four matches. They've averaged two goals at half-time in their last four matches. We're fairly sure of a win for the last season's semi-finalists in this clash at the break.

Training ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru clash
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Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Masandawana have found it easy with almost every team they've met so far this campaign; they've picked up 11 wins out of 12 and found the back of the net in all matches. However, they've been breached in five matches, and are currently on a two-match run without a clean sheet. While we think it's going to be a comfortable win for Sundowns, we fancy Vivier Bahati's men to also find the back of the net especially with the home side already looking home and dry.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals

We expect another high-scoring affair just like it happened in the first leg. Sundowns have been involved with at least three goals in their last two matches, this has also been the case in all of their last three home games across all competitions. We expect goals to rain down at the Lucas Moripe Stadium once more.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru Head-to-Head

This will be the second meeting between these teams as they've previously only met in the first leg of this tie. It's going to be Rhulani's men extending their H2H lead or a decent result for the visitors.

Mamelodi Sundowns recent form

Sundowns are having the best start to a season having strung 11 wins in 12 matches across all competitions so far. Only Kaizer Chiefs stopped what would have been a brilliant run of 12 straight games coming into this clash.

Bumamuru recent form

The Burundi champions have managed two wins, two draws and a loss in five matches played across all competitions this season.

Where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru live

Unfortunately, at the time of this publication, the Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bumamuru CAF Champions League second leg encounter won't be broadcast live on TV.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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