Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs: Stats, lineups, predictions

Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs: Stats, lineups, predictions
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Sparks will fly as Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs go toe-to-toe with each other at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday February 18. Which of these teams will go home with all the spoils at the end of this Premier Soccer League (PSL) game?

Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs stats

These are some Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs stats that might interest you:

  • Kaizer Chiefs have struggled against Royal AM in recent years, winning just five of their last 20 clashes.
  • However, Kaizer Chiefs have no losses in the last three encounters between these outfits.
  • Kaizer Chiefs suffered five losses in their last seven trips to this stadium.
  • Kaizer Chiefs are currently on a four-match unbeaten run.

Probable Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups

John Maduka will likely adopt a 4-4-2 formation for this match, Andile Mpisane and Mxolisi Macuphu leading the charge.

Meanwhile Kaizer Chiefs are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Bruce Bvuma starting between the sticks.

On that note, these are our probable Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups:

Royal AM

Goalkeeper: Hugo Patrick Nyame.
Defenders: Thabo Matlaba, Lesego Manganyi, Ayanda Jiyane, Khulekani Shezi.
Midfielders: Menzi Masuku, Kabelo Mahlasela, Jeffrey Dlamini, Shaune Mogalia.
Strikers: Andile Mpisane, Mxolisi Macuphu.

Kaizer Chiefs

Goalkeeper: Bruce Bvuma.
Defenders: Sfiso Hlanti, Edmilson Gabriel Dove, Spiwe Msimango, Reeve Frosler.
Midfielders: Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Yusuf Maart.
Strikers: Pule Mmodi, Efmamj Jasond Gonzalez, Ashley Du Preez.

Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs stats
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Confirmed Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups

*Confirmed Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups will be automatically updated an hour before kick-off.

Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions

Prediction 1: Kaizer Chiefs to win

We'll kick off our Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions by backing Amakhosi to emerge victorious.

For one Kaizer Chiefs have fared better than their opponents in recent months. They have no losses in their last four matches, with three wins and a draw.

On the other hand, Royal AM have no wins and no goals scored in their last two games.

It's also worth mentioning that Kaizer Chiefs have two wins and a draw in the last three meetings between these teams. Taking everything into account, the visitors should win.

Prediction 2: BTTS – no

We've established that Royal AM blanked in their last two matches. They've been inconsistent when it comes to finding the net, and that's why most of their matches have been one-sided in goal-scoring terms.

As a matter of fact, at least one team failed to score in four of Royal AM's last six games. This has been the same case with Kaizer Chiefs' recent games, as both teams managed to score in just one of Amakhosi's last five matches.

On that note, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.

Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions
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Prediction 3: Under 2.5 goals

For our final Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs prediction, let's explore the over/under 2.5 goal market.

We would like to point out that Kaizer Chiefs have been able to rely on their defence lately. They kept three clean sheets in their last four matches, allowing just one goal.

Due to that stingy defence, Amakhosi have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches, with all of their last five matches going below the 2.5 goal threshold.

In like manner, these teams have met a fair few times, and most of those skirmishes were on the low-scoring side.

Less than three goals were scored in each of the last six meetings between these teams. For this reason, we are fairly confident that these sides will not score up to three goals between them.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.