All roads lead to King Zwelithini Stadium as Richards Bay vs Golden Arrows battle for points in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). Kick-off time is 17:00 South African time on Tuesday, 8 August, 2023.
🚨 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 🚨
📅 Tuesday 8 August 2023
🆚️ Golden Arrows FC
🏟 King Zwelithini Stadium
📺 SS PSL 202
— Richards Bay FC (@RichardsBayFC_) August 7, 2023
Both teams will be looking to pick up their first win of the season. It will be interesting to see who reigns supreme at the end of 90 minutes.
Richards Bay vs Golden Arrows probable lineups
Goalkeeper: Jamal Salim
Defenders: Tshepo Wilson Mabua, Thabani Dube, Simphiwe Fortune Mcineka, Katlego Jackson Maphathe
Midfielders: Lucky Mohomi, Mpho Mathebula, Somila Ntsundwana, Justice Figuareido, Thato Mohlamme
Strikers: Sakhile Hlongwa
Goalkeeper: Ismail Watenga
Defenders: Siyavuwa Ndlovu, Gladwin Shitolo, Themba Mantshiyane, Bradley Cross
Midfielders: Velemseni Ndwandwe, Angelo Van Rooi, Sazi Gumbi, Teboho Motloung
Strikers: Ryan Moon, Knox Mutizwa
Richards Bay vs Golden Arrows confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Richards Bay FC Starting XI ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/wvOp3WdXzy
— Richards Bay FC (@RichardsBayFC_) August 8, 2023
Here is how Richards Bay line-up for the encounter
11:Magoola, Maphathe, Mabua, Mcineka, Dube, Mathebula, Mhlongo, Komane, Koapeng, Figareido, Ntsundwana
Subs: Mabokgwane, T.Mthembu, Ndlovu, Mabuya, Hlongwa, Dlamini, Mohlamme, M.Mthembu, Mbuthuma pic.twitter.com/RnN4T11TZc
— Lamontville Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) August 8, 2023
Richards Bay vs Golden Arrows predictions
Prediction 1: Less Than Three Goals
This fixture has not been a particularly high-scoring one in the few times the two sides have met. As a matter of fact, only three goals have been scored over two league matches last campaign.
Also, the last eight matches these teams have played in the league have seen just one game have at least three goals.
It's worth knowing that both sides failed to produce at least three goals in their opening match of the league season.
With all these in mind, we're backing this game to be a low-scoring one.
Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score – No
Our second prediction for this match is on one team failing to score. For one, the last two meetings between both teams have seen only one side hitting the back of the net.
Moreso, Richards Bay have failed to score in three of their last four PSL games; while Golden Arrows have also not found the back of the net in two of their last four league games.
Considering how this fixture and how both teams have performed on the goal market in their last couple of games, we're saying this affair will likely see just one team scoring.
Prediction 3: Golden Arrows to Win
It is interesting to know that this tie has seen the away side picking up all three points in the last two meetings between them. We'll also like to point out that the home side have lost three of their last four games. Although it will be a tough match, we are fairly confident Golden Arrows will have a go at all available points.
Richards Bay recent form
Kaitano Thembe's side finished the league last season in 13th place, four points away from the dropzone.
They kicked off their new campaign with a 2-0 loss against Supersport and will be hoping to get their first point(s).
Golden Arrows recent form
Meanwhile, Golden Arrows ended last season ninth on the PSL table. Having gotten their first point of the new season in the 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows, Mabhuti Khenyeza's team will be eager to pick up their first win of the season against Richards Bay on Tuesday.
How to watch Richards Bay vs Golden Arrows live
If you're in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, you can catch up with actions from this match through SuperSport Gotv Football, SuperSport Maximo and the SuperSport Premier League channel.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago