Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United lineups, stats, 3 predictions – PSL

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United lineups, stats, 3 predictions – PSL
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All three points will be at stake as Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United players march out of the Lucas Moripe Stadium tunnel in what promises to be an exciting night of football in the Premier Soccer League.

This clash will kick-off at 8 PM SAST on Saturday, 9 March 2024. Will it be business as usual for Rhulani Mokwena's men in this game that sees two of AFCON 2023 best goalkeepers?

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United probable lineups

Here is how we think both sides will line up against each other in this PSL clash.

Mamelodi Sundowns (3-4-3)

Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Zuko Mdunyelwa, Grant Kekana, Divine Lunga.
Midfielders: Lebohang Maboe, Bongani Zungu, Teboho Mokoena, Marcelo Allende.
Forwards: Peter Shalulile, Themba Zwane, Lucas Ribeiro.

Chippa United (4-4-1-1)

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Siyabonga Nhlapo, Thabo Makhele, Justice Chabalala, Malebogo Modise.
Midfielders: Kayden Francis, Goodman Mosele, Baraka Majogoro, Kamohelo Mahlatsi.
Forwards: Elmo Kambindu, Eva Nga.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United stats

  • Clashes involving these teams have been one-sided in their previous 20 meetings with 12 wins for Mamelodi Sundowns, 6 draws, and 2 wins for Chippa United.
  • Sundowns have been unbeaten in this fixture in their last 11 meetings, winning 9 times, and drawing twice.
  • The last time Chippa United tasted victory against Sundowns was far back in 2019 when a late goal from Frederic Nsabiyumva gave them a 2-1 win in the Nedbank Cup.
  • The previous five meetings between these teams went below the 2.5 goal mark in normal time except on one occasion.
  • Mamelodi Sundowns are unbeaten this season in 16 PSL matches; winning 13 times, and drawing 3.
  • On the other hand, Chippa United have 5 wins, 8 draws, and 6 losses in 19 matches played in the league so far.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United 3 predictions

Coming up against a Sundowns side that are yet to lose this season in the PSL, the visitors will have to be at their best in every department especially Stanley Nwabali in goal for Kwanele Kopo's side.

Mamelodi Sundowns players
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Below are three predictions we have for the encounter which we believe can guide bettors to make good choices.

Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to win

The Brazilians have been a tough nut to crack for opposing teams in the league. They come into this clash on the back of 13 wins and 3 draws in their first 16 PSL matches this season, and on a four winning run across all competitions ahead of the visit of Chippa United.

It's important to mention that Sundowns have beaten Kopo's side in their last four meetings whilst scoring 7 goals and conceding just one in the process.

Even though Chippa United go into the battlefield on a run of four matches without defeat, we don't fancy them coming out with a point on Saturday.

Prediction 2: Mamelodi Sundowns to score first

Sundowns have been on fire this season in every competition they've featured in, scoring at will and delivering good football.

Mokwena's outfit have netted first in all of their last five matches ahead of the visit of Chippa United. They've also opened the scoring in the previous four meetings against the Chilli Boys.

With these in mind, we're fairly confident the hosts will draw the first blood at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

Prediction 3: First-half over 0.5

Clashes involving these sides have not been shy in giving us first-half goals as 14 of the last 16 encounters between them gave us at least one goal before the break.

It may interest you to know that three of the four most recent meetings witnessed at least one goal scored before half-time. And Both teams go head-to-head on the back of goals scored before the break in three of their respective four matches.

Where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United live

Football fans across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa will be able to catch the Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United clash live on TV through SuperSport channel 202 for DStv subscribers.

Fans can as well check for live updates of the game on both club's official social media handles, especially on X (formerly Twitter).

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.