Sundowns will go into this action on the back of a goalless draw with Pyramids in the CAF Champions League. While that's not a wanted result at home, it did just enough to keep them top of their group table.
Back to league action, Rhulani Mokwena's side will look to continue their terrific league form which has seen them record ten wins out of ten as they host bottom-place Cape Town Spurs.
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⚽ Mamelodi Sundowns vs Cape Town Spurs
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Cape Town Spurs probable lineups
Injury setbacks for Sundowns increased as Abdelmounaim Boutouil became the latest player in the squad to be sidelined following his forced substitution in the draw with Pyramids.
Nonetheless, coach Rhulani will be pleased with his squad depth which is good enough to see off the Capetonians with Lucas Ribeiro and Peter Shalulile leading the lines in their usual 4-3-3 formation.
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Khuliso Mudau, De Reuck, Mosa Lebusa, Brian Onyango.
Midfielders: Marcelo Allende, Sphelele Mkhulise, Themba Zwane.
Forwards: Peter Shalulile, Lucas Ribeiro, Thapelo Maseko.
Cape Town Spurs
Coach Ernst Middendorp has no serious injury concerns ahead of the trip to Pretoria. However, his selection will be crucial as they try to halt the Brazilians' record run in the PSL.
Goalkeeper: Sam Ramsbottom.
Defenders: Nicholus Lukhubeni, Nazeer Allie, Jarrod Moroole, Rushwin Dortley.
Midfielders: Siyanda Msane, Michael Morton, Luvuyo Phewa.
Forwards: Thembile Butsaka, Ashley Cupido, Luke Baartman.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Cape Town Spurs confirmed lineups
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Cape Town Spurs predictions
Two sides on different ends of the table will lock horns for possible three points. Masandawana sit top of the PSL, while Cape Town Spurs are precariously bottom of the log. Here are three predictions for the clash.
Prediction 1: Easy win for Mamelodi Sundowns
Sundowns come into this affair on the back of ten consecutive league wins, they have four outstanding matches but are comfortably ahead of their rivals. On the other hand, the Capetonians have lost their last four league games, with 12 losses out of 13 this season.
The visitors have also lost their last three matches against the host. Considering Sundowns' form and that of Cape Town Spurs, we fancy an easy win for Mokwena's men.
Prediction 2: First-half over 1.5
The last two encounters between both sides saw at least two goals scored in the first-half. This season, Cape Town Spurs have the worst defense in the league while Sundowns have the best attack, making this clash a likely high-scoring one with at least two goals coming in just before the break.
Prediction 3: Sundowns to score both halves
Cape Town Spurs have conceded a total of 27 goals ahead of their trip to face the Brazilians. They're the worst side in the league defensively and offensively, and have shipped in 10 goals in their last five skirmishes. We're backing the Brazilians to find the back of the net on both halves.
Where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns vs Cape Town Spurs live
The action will be live on Supersport channel 202 for fans of both teams across South Africa. The match will kick-off at 19:30 local time on Wednesday.
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