The New Peter Mokaba Stadium will host Sekhukhune United vs Swallows on Wednesday, as both teams battle for supremacy. Which of these teams will go home with all three points at the end of this Premier Soccer League (PSL) match?
— Sekhukhune United F.C. (@SekhukhuneFc) August 14, 2023
Sekhukhune United vs Swallows probable lineups
Goalkeeper: Badra Ali Sangaré.
Defenders: Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Daniel Cardoso, Edwin Gyimah, Nyiko Mobbie.
Midfielders: Jamie Cragg Weber, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Larry Bwalya.
Strikers: Zaphaniah Mbokoma, Chibuike Ohizu, Elias Mokwana.
It's important to point out that Vusimuzi Mcnube received a straight red in Sekhukhune United's season opener vs Mamelodi Sundowns, and will be ruled out for this match. Brandon Truter has used a 4-3-3 formation in all of Sekhukhune United's matches this season, and the hosts are expected to line up in the same formation today.
Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi.
Defenders: Lindokuhle Mtshali, Tlakusani Mthethwa, Gregory Damons, Vusi Sibiya.
Midfielders: Kagiso Malinga, Keegan Allan, Bongani Sam, Keenan Phillips, Ntsako Makhubela.
Strikers: Tshegofatso Mabasa.
On the other hand, the only player ruled out for the Swallows is Andile Jali. The midfielder received his marching orders in the first half of Moroka Swallows' 1-0 loss vs the Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend, and will serve a three-game suspension. Steve Komphela is expected to adopt a 4-5-1 formation, with Tshegofatso Mabasa leading the charge.
Sekhukhune United vs Swallows confirmed lineups
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Here's how we line-up for today's #DstvPrem encounter!
— Sekhukhune United F.C. (@SekhukhuneFc) August 16, 2023
— Moroka SwallowsFC (@Moroka_Swallows) August 16, 2023
Sekhukhune United vs Swallows predictions
Prediction 1: Moroka Swallows not to lose
Sekhukhune United didn't look too good against the Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend, as they suffered a 5-0 loss to the Brazilians. Brandon Truter's side have now lost three of their last four matches in all competitions. To be fair, Moroka Swallows have also had their fair share of struggles lately. However, they won two of the last three clashes between these teams; and considering the odds offered here, we believe there's a lot of value in backing the visitors not to lose.
Prediction 2: One team to keep a clean sheet
It's fair to point out that the Moroka Swallows have not scored or conceded a lot of goals lately; and for this reason, their matches have mostly been one-sided when it comes to goals. As a matter of fact, at least one team blanked in four of Moroka Swallows' last five matches, nine of their last 11 games too. Considering this was the case with three of four previous skirmishes between these sides, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals
Previous meetings between these sides have mostly been on the low-scoring side; as three of their previous four encounters went below the 1.5 goal mark. Similarly, these teams have been involved in a lot of low-scoring games lately. 14 of Sekhukhune United's last 18 games featured less than three goals, all of Moroka Swallows' last five matches too. That said, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.
— Moroka SwallowsFC (@Moroka_Swallows) August 14, 2023
Sekhukhune United vs Swallows head to head
We would like to point out that while Moroka Swallows have played in the Premier Soccer League regularly over the years, this will be Sekhukhune United's third season in the top flight of South African football. That said, these teams have met four times in the past two seasons, and their head-to-head is currently tied at two wins apiece.
Where to watch Sekhukhune United vs Swallows live
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