Sparks will fly as TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns takes place at the Tout Puissant Mazembe Stadium on Saturday. Which of these outfits will go home with all the spoils?
TP Mazembe Vs Mamelodi Sundowns probable lineups
Here's how we believe these teams will line up for this CAF Champions League game:
Goalkeeper: Badara Fatty.
Defenders: Ernest Sita, Ntambwe Kalonji, Atibu Radjabu, Ibrahima Keita.
Midfielders: Boaz Ngalamulume, Glory Likonza, Augustine Oladapo.
Strikers: Ameka Autchanga, Fily Traore, Philippe Kinzumbi.
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Brian Onyango, De Reuck, Mosa Lebusa, Terrence Mashego.
Midfielders: Neo Maema, Sphelele Mkhulise, Lebohang Maboe.
Strikers: Thapelo Morena, Lucas Ribeiro, Peter Shalulile.
TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns stats and predictions
As it stands, Mamelodi Sundowns lead the Group B standings with three points. TP Mazembe, on the other hand, are in third place with no points, and a -1 goal difference. This will be the second round of fixtures, so both teams will be eyeing all three valuable points.
Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to win
TP Mazembe and Mamelodi Sundowns will meet for the sixth time in nine years. Interestingly, Masandawana have dominated their opponents in the past; as they have four wins in the last four meetings between these teams.
In fact, the Sundowns came out on top the last three times they squared off against TP Mazembe. It's also important to note that Rhulani Mokwena‘s men have won three matches in a row, across all competitions. Despite being the underdogs, we are fairly confident that the visitors will take all the points from this match.
Prediction 2: One team to keep a clean sheet
We've already established that Mamelodi Sundowns are on a three-match winning run. It may also interest you to know that they didn't concede any goals in that stretch.
As a matter of fact, Masandawana kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games in all competitions, conceding just twice. Both teams scored in just nine of their last 11 matches.
In the same vein, at least one team blanked in three of five previous clashes between these teams; and for this reason, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 goals
Our last TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns prediction is on the over/under goals market. We would like to point out that three of the last five skirmishes between these teams went below the 1.5 goal mark.
Similarly, Masandawana have been very solid defensively; and because of that, their matches have mostly been on the low-scoring side. Less than three goals were scored in six of Mamelodi Sundowns' last eight games. For this reason, we believe that this will be a low-scoring affair.
La bataille pour l’Afrique continue!🏆
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) December 1, 2023
Where to watch TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns live
At the time of writing, there are no live streaming options for fans who reside in South Africa. However, we'll update this page when we have more info.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago