All eyes will be on the Lucas Moripe Stadium as Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs go head-to-head on Wednesday. Which of these heavyweights will take all three points from this Premier Soccer League match?
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs probable lineups
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Grant Kekana, Mosa Lebusa, Abdelmounaim Boutouil.
Midfielders: Khuliso Mudau, Marcelo Allende, Teboho Mokoena, Aubrey Maphosa Modiba.
Strikers: Lucas Ribeiro, Themba Zwane, Peter Shaluile.
Goalkeeper: Brandon Petersen.
Defenders: Reeve Frosler, Spiwe Msimango, Thatayone Ditlhokwe, Sfiso Hlanti.
Midfielders: Edson Castillo, Yusuf Maart, Christian Saile Basomboli, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Mduduzi Shabalala.
Strikers: Ranga Chivaviro.
Rulani Mokwena will not be able to call upon the services of Rivaldo Coetzee; as the 26 year old received a straight red in their opening match last week. On the other hand, there are no new absentees for Kaizer Chiefs ahead of this match. The visitors are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, like they did against Chippa United last weekend.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs confirmed lineups
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions
Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to win
It may interest you to know that these teams are on opposite sides when it comes to recent form. On one hand, things have not gone swimmingly for Kaizer Chiefs lately; they are currently on a seven-match winless streak, with a draw and six losses. In contrast, Mamelodi Sundowns have won four matches in a row, and have no losses in their last 12 games across all competitions.
Furthermore, AmaKhosi have struggled against Mamelodi Sundowns in recent years. They have no wins in their last five encounters with the Brazilians, with a draw and four losses. On that note, our first Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs prediction is a victory for the hosts.
Prediction 2: Mamelodi Sundowns to score first
We've already established that Kaizer Chiefs have no wins in their last seven matches. Moreover, AmaKhosi have also struggled in front of goal lately, failing to score a single goal in their last five matches. Due to their lack of goals, Kaizer Chiefs conceded first in six of their last seven matches.
On the other hand, Mamelodi Sundowns opened the scoring in all of their last six matches; they also drew first blood in all of their last eight skirmishes with Kaizer Chiefs. For that reason, we believe that the Sundowns will register the first goal in this match.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals
Given that Kaizer Chiefs did not score any goals in their last five games, it's no surprise that their recent matches have mostly been on the low-scoring side. In fact, all of AmaKhosi's last six games went below the 2.5 goal mark. Considering three of the last four meetings between these teams featured less than three goals, we shouldn't expect a lot of goals in this match.
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Mamelodi Sundowns recent form
Mamelodi Sundowns kicked off their new PSL campaign with a 2-1 victory at Sekhukhune United last week; they are now on a four-match winning run, with no losses in their last 12 games. Rulani Mokwena's side will be eyeing their fifth consecutive victory as they welcome a struggling Kaizer Chiefs to the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Kaizer Chiefs recent form
Unlike today's opponents, Kaizer Chiefs have been going through a rough patch these past few weeks; they played out a goalless draw with Chippa United in their season opener, extending their winless run to six matches. Molefi Ntseki will hope to steer his team back on course as they make the trip to Pretoria.
Where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs live on TV
This match will be broadcast on the Supersport PSL channel for fans who live in Nigeria, South Africa and Lesotho.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago