Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows will take place at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday evening. Which of these teams will emerge victorious at the end of this match?
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows probable lineups
Ahead of this Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash, these are our probable Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows lineups:
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: De Reuck, Bongani Zungu, Grant Kekana, Themba Zwane.
Midfielders: Terrence Mashego, Sipho Mbule, Sphelele Mkhulise.
Strikers: Lucas Ribeiro, Peter Shalulile, Gastón Sirino.
Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi.
Defenders: Tshanini Falakhe, Keegan Allan, Sipho Sibiya, Keenan Philips.
Midfielders: Tshediso Patjie, Andile Jali, Ntsako Makhubela.
Strikers: Gabadinho Mhango, Tshegofatso Mabasa, Gregory Damons.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows stats and predictions
It's important to note that Mamelodi Sundowns are leading the PSL standings ahead of this match. They have a near-perfect record so far, with 11 wins and a draw from 12 games.
On the other hand, the Moroka Swallows are ninth, with 19 points accumulated in 14 league games. With that in mind, these are our Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows predictions:
Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to win
It's safe to say that the Swallows don't particularly look forward to meeting Mamelodi Sundowns on the pitch. They've struggled against Masandawana, with no wins in the last 11 skirmishes between these sides.
Also, the Sundowns have been unstoppable in the PSL these past few months. They have no losses in 36 league games stretching back to their previous campaign, and have won 11 of 12 matches this season.
In contrast, Moroka Swallows have no wins in their last five matches, and they suffered three losses in their last four games. All things considered, anything other than a victory for Masandawana would be a surprise.
Prediction 2: At least one team will not score
We've already established that Mamelodi Sundowns did not lose in their last 11 meetings with Moroka Swallows. It may also interest you to know that they kept five clean sheets in these teams' last six meetings.
In the same vein, Rhulani Mokwena's men have had undoubtedly the best defense in the PSL this season; they did not concede a single goal in their last five matches across all competitions. Considering the Swallows blanked in four of their last five matches, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Less than three total goals
For our last Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows prediction, let's take a look at the over/under goals market. Given the Swallows' lack of goals, it's no surprise that their matches have mostly been on the low-scoring side. As a matter of fact, Steve Komphela's troops saw five of their last six matches go below the 2.5 goal threshold.
Likewise, six of Masandawana's last seven games featured less than three goals. Taking into account that five of the last seven encounters between these outfits were also low-scoring games, we don't think these teams will score up to three goals between them.
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— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) December 26, 2023
Where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows live
You can tune into Supersport's PSL channel for live coverage of this game if you reside in South Africa.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago