Royal AM vs Stellenbosch lineups and 3 predictions – Premier Soccer League (PSL)

Royal AM vs Stellenbosch lineups and 3 predictions – Premier Soccer League (PSL)
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The Harry Gwala Stadium will host Royal AM vs Stellenbosch on Friday, as both teams battle for three available points. Which of these teams will reign supreme at the end of this Premier Soccer League match?

Here's how these teams could potentially line up for this mouthwatering fixture:

Royal AM vs Stellenbosch probable lineups

Royal AM

Goalkeeper: Mondli Mpoto.
Defenders: Thabo Matlaba, Mlungisi Sikakane, Lesego Manganyi, Shaune Mogalia.
Midfielders: Sanele Radebe, Shadrack Kobedi, Siphesihle Msomi.
Strikers: Menzi Masuku, Mxolisi Macuphu, Mfundo Thikazi.

In two league matches so far, Royal AM have lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. John Maduka is expected to adopt the same formation today; although to be fair, Royal AM are yet to win a game this season, and are currently on an eight-match winless run. On the positive side, Maduka has no injury concerns ahead of today's match.

Stellenbosch

Goalkeeper: Sage Stephens.
Defenders: Fawaaz Basadien, Thabo Moloisane, Ismael Olivier Toure, Deano van Rooyen.
Midfielders: Kgaogelo Sekgota, Genino Palace, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Devin Titus.
Strikers: Iqraam Rayners, Jayden Adams.

Steve Barker has experimented with a few formations this season, as Stellenbosch have lined up in a 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formation in three matches across all competitions this campaign. Either way, last season's top-scorer Iqraam Rayners should lead the attack for the visitors today. There are no players sidelined for Stellenbosch heading into this tie.

Royal AM vs Stellenbosch confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Royal AM vs Stellenbosch predictions

Prediction 1: Stellenbosch to win

The past couple of months have not been very pleasant for Royal AM; as they could not win any of their last eight matches. John Maduka's men lost four games in that stretch, with four draws. By comparison, Stellenbosch have fared relatively better than their hosts; as they won three of their last four matches. Taking everything into account, we are leaning towards the visitors for the victory.

Prediction 2: Both teams not to score

It's important to point out that Royal AM have struggled in front of goal lately; as they couldn't find the net in three of their last four matches. On the other hand, Stellenbosch kept two clean sheets in their last three matches, conceding just once. It may interest you to know that at least one team blanked in six of Stellenbosch's last seven matches, three of Royal AM's last four games too. On that note, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: Under 2.5 goals

Given Royal AM's lack of goals, it's no surprise that they've been involved in a few low-scoring matches; as three of their last four games featured less than three goals. In like manner, six of Stellenbosch's last seven matches went below the 1.5 final line; and for this reason, we don't think these teams will score up to three goals between them.

Royal AM vs Stellenbosch head to head

It's important to point out that these teams have met a fair few times, and their most recent encounters have been one-sided. As a matter of fact, Royal AM clashed with Stellenbosch on 10 occasions since 2010; they lost just one of those matches, with five wins and four draws.

Where to watch Royal AM vs Stellenbosch

You can catch all the action live on Supersport's PSL channel. This match will also be available on Showmax for fans who live in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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