All eyes will be on Lucas Moripe Stadium as Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch trade tackles in the Premier Soccer League on Wednesday. Kick-off is set at 19:30 South African Standard Time, 27 September 2023.
We welcome Stellies in our return to #DStvPrem action at home! 👆🔜
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) September 26, 2023
Mamelodi Sundowns will return to league action following their MTN 8 semi-final second leg victory over Chiefs last Saturday. Revered striker Peter Shalulile scored twice to help the runaway league leaders to 3-2 aggregate win to book a spot in the cup final.
Masandawana will now shift focus on defeating Stellenbosch who stands in their way to equaling Kaizer Chiefs eight straight wins to a league season. Sundowns currently have seven wins in the first seven games of the 2023/24 PSL campaign.
Chiefs hold the current record having won their first eight matches to kick off the 2014/15 season. Will the Stellies spoil the party for Rhulani Mokwena's side?
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch probable lineups
Here are our probable lineups for this Premier Soccer League match:
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams
Defenders: Rivaldo Coetzee, Teboho Mokoena, Mosa Lebusa, Grant Kekana
Midfielders: Marcello Allende, Sipho Mbule, Abdelmounaim Boutouil
Forwards: Peter Shalulile, Themba Zwane, Lucas Ribeiro
Goalkeeper: Sage Stephens
Defenders: Qobolwakhe Sibande, Thabo Moloisane, Athenkosi Mcaba, Kyle Jurgens
Midfielders: Genino Palace, Sihle Nduli, Jayden Adams, Devin Titus, Antonio Van Wyk
Forwards: Iqraam Rayners
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch predictions
Masandawana are a staggering 14 points ahead of Steve Barker's side going into this clash. The disparity between both sides on and off the field is huge and with all due respect to Stellenbosch, we don't think they can go home with anything at the end of the match. Here are our three predictions for the showdown.
Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to Win at Half-time
While we think that it's going to be a very comfortable win for Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of this one, we also think they'll start winning right from the first half. Sundowns have strung seven straight victories in the PSL without any team showing enough power to halt them. Although they have a 6-2 lead in wins over the visitors, they haven't beaten them in their last two meetings, however, we are confident the Stellies unbeaten run will finally come to an end and it will start before the break.
Prediction 2: At Least One Team to Blank
Steve Barker's men failed to score in this fixture in their last visit to Lucas Moripe Stadium, that clash ended 3-0. Also, Sundowns did not concede in their last home game in the league, beating Golden Arrows 4-0. With Kaizer Chiefs' record on the line for Rhulani's men to achieve, we don't think we're going to see both teams scoring in this one.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals
The Brazilians are coming from a 2-1 win over Chiefs, their second over 2.5 game in three last games. It's important to note that Sundowns are very dangerous on their turf, their last game at home in the league ended 4-0, the last encounter with Stellenbosch also produced at least three goals. We fancy this match to end on a high-scoring note.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch Head-to-Head
Mamelodi Sundowns hold a 7-2 advantage over Stellenbosch across 11 previous meetings with two draws. However, Sundowns have only beaten the Stellies once in their last three meetings.
Last five results:
South Africa Cup 15/04/23
South Africa Premier 05/03/23
South Africa Premier 24/08/22
South Africa Premier 14/05/22
South Africa Premier 04/12/21
Mamelodi Sundowns recent form
The Brazilians have played 11 games across all competitions this season with 10 wins and a draw. Only Kaizer Chiefs have been able to avoid defeat against them, that game was an MTN 8 clash; Chiefs though, lost their first meeting with the Sundowns in the league.
Stellenbosch recent form
The Stellies lost four games and managed a draw in one in their last five matches before the recent 0-1 away win at Orlando Pirates. How difficult can it be to try and string back-to-back wins for the first time in five matches away at Sundowns! We wish them all the best.
Where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch live in South Africa
The Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch match will be available for fans viewing pleasure across South Africa on SuperSport 202.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago