TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Lineups, stats, 3 predictions

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Lineups, stats, 3 predictions
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The stage is set for a riveting showdown as TS Galaxy prepares to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in what promises to be a captivating clash of footballing prowess.

Scheduled to unfold on March 6, 2024, (19:30 South African Time) at the iconic Kameelrivier Stadium in Kameelrivier city, South Africa, this match holds immense significance in the Premiership landscape.

As the seventh-ranked TS Galaxy squares off against the table-topping Mamelodi Sundowns, anticipation runs high among fans eager to witness the action unfold.

In this article, we'll delve into the anticipated lineups, delve into the statistical history between these two teams, and explore three compelling predictions for the outcome of this eagerly awaited encounter.

Stay tuned as we analyze the key players, recent form, and potential outcomes in what promises to be a thrilling showdown between TS Galaxy and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Head to Head: TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns
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Mamelodi Sundowns holds a commanding 5-1 record against TS Galaxy in their seven previous DSTV meetings, with one match ending in a draw.

This dominance underscores the formidable stature of the Sundowns and their ability to consistently deliver strong performances against their opponents.

Mamelodi Sundowns holds a commanding 5-1 record against TS Galaxy in their seven previous meetings, with one match ending in a draw.

This dominance underscores the formidable stature of the Sundowns and their ability to consistently deliver strong performances against their opponents.

One notable fixture that stands out is the 2-2 draw in the Carling Black Label Cup in October, a match that showcased the resilience and determination of both teams.

As they prepare to renew their rivalry once again, both teams will undoubtedly be eager to add another chapter to their storied history.

Predicted lineups: Mamelodi Sundowns vs TS Galaxy

As the teams gear up for battle, all eyes are on the predicted lineups.

TS Galaxy

Ntwari; Munyai, Sanoka, M. Mahlangu, Letsoenyo; Mvelase, Mbunjana; Sebelebele, Vidal, Mbatha; Mojela
Mamelodi Sundowns
Williams; Kekana, Lebusa, Lunga, Modiba; Mokoena, Zungu, Allende; Zwane; Ribeiro, Shalulile

TS Galaxy stats and team news

TS Galaxy players celebrate their win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Carling Knockout
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TS Galaxy enters the upcoming match with a formidable run of form, having secured four consecutive victories leading up to their last outing.

Their recent performances have showcased their strength and determination on the field, with three of their four wins coming against a single opponent.

Beginning with a convincing 2-0 triumph over Golden Arrows, TS Galaxy continued their winning streak with a commanding 2-0 home victory against Chippa United.

Their dominance persisted as they triumphed over Golden Arrows once again, this time with a resounding 3-1 victory in the league, followed by a hard-fought 2-1 win away in the Nedbank Cup.

However, their momentum was halted in their last match, where they suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Cape Town Spurs.

Despite their recent success, TS Galaxy faces uncertainties ahead of their upcoming fixture.

Doubts loom over the availability of winger Sphiwe Mahlangu, while Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic will be sidelined due to suspension after accumulating four yellow cards.

Additionally, Coach Sead Ramovic may opt to make changes to the starting lineup following their previous match.

However, the team's preparations have been marred by an unfortunate incident, with reports emerging of their team bus being involved in a collision en route to Mbombela for their encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Tragically, the collision resulted in a fatality, casting a somber shadow over TS Galaxy's journey to their next match.

Mamelodi Sundowns stats and team news

Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate goal
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Mamelodi Sundowns arrives at the upcoming fixture in formidable form, boasting an impressive defensive record of 10 clean sheets in their last 12 matches, underscoring their defensive solidity and tactical discipline on the field.

Their remarkable streak of unbeaten matches has propelled them to a commanding position atop the league table, with an 11-point lead and two games in hand, firmly establishing their dominance in the Premiership.

Sundowns kicked off the year with a resilient 1-1 draw at home against ten-man Orlando Pirates before showcasing their attacking prowess with a resounding 6-1 victory over lower-league La Masia in the Nedbank Cup.

Their momentum continued with a convincing 2-0 win away at Nouadhibou, further solidifying their position as formidable contenders.

Despite their stellar form, Mamelodi Sundowns faces challenges on the injury front, with defenders Mothobi Mvala and Khuliso Mudau still sidelined due to injuries.

The team is also grappling with the absence of winger Thapelo Maseko, compounding their defensive woes.

However, Sundowns boasts a deep squad, with players like Gaston Sirino and Lucas Ribeiro vying for starting spots alongside the prolific Peter Shalulile, ensuring that they remain a force to be reckoned with.

As they prepare to maintain their momentum and secure another victory, Sundowns must navigate these challenges and capitalize on their strengths to emerge triumphant in their upcoming fixture.

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns predictions

Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate with Gaston Sirino
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Here are three predictions for what promises to be an enthralling encounter:

Tight Affair with Narrow Margin: With both teams showcasing formidable defensive prowess in recent matches, this fixture is poised to be a hard-fought battle with minimal goals separating the sides.

Sundowns, renowned for their rock-solid defense, will rely on their defensive solidity to thwart TS Galaxy's attacking threat.

However, expect TS Galaxy to put up a strong fight, making it a closely contested affair.

In the end, the result may hinge on a single moment of brilliance, with Sundowns edging ahead to clinch victory by the narrowest of margins.

TS Galaxy's Struggles Against Sundowns Continue: History has shown that TS Galaxy has struggled against Mamelodi Sundowns, particularly in terms of finding the back of the net.

With five out of their seven previous encounters resulting in TS Galaxy failing to score, the odds are stacked against them breaking through Sundowns' resolute defense in this match.

Despite their valiant efforts, TS Galaxy may find themselves frustrated once again as they struggle to breach Sundowns' defensive wall.

Sundowns' Defensive Dominance Prevails: Mamelodi Sundowns' recent defensive record speaks volumes about their defensive prowess, having kept an impressive 10 clean sheets in their last 12 matches.

This defensive solidity, coupled with their ability to grind out results, positions Sundowns as formidable favorites heading into the match against TS Galaxy.

With six wins in their last nine matches, Sundowns have shown resilience and consistency, traits that are likely to see them emerge victorious once again as they maintain their defensive dominance and secure another hard-earned win.

As the countdown to kick-off begins, these predictions offer a glimpse into what fans can expect from what promises to be a thrilling encounter between TS Galaxy and Mamelodi Sundowns.

With both teams eager to claim victory, the stage is set for a memorable showdown that will keep fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old football journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. The Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBallLive readers.