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The Premier Division tie at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday sees home side Cape Town City go up against Baroka.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Cape Town City v Baroka - along with the latest match odds.
Cape Town City
Cape Town City head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier Division stalemate versus Golden Arrows.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Cape Town City have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Blue and Gold Army have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals on the way. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cape Town City:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Baroka in their last 4 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
In their last game, Baroka drew 1-1 in the Premier Division match with Bloemfontein Celtic.
Looking at their form, and Baroka have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals overall. Defensively, Bakgaga seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Leading up to this clash, Baroka:
- are winless against Cape Town City when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 27/02/2018 shows us that Cape Town City have won 1 of these & Baroka 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them for Blue and Gold Army and 9 belonging to Bakgaga. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: Cape Town City
Edmilson Dove (Knee Surgery), Justin Shonga (Unknown Injury) and Tashreeq Morris (Unknown Injury) aren’t available for Cape Town gaffer Benni McCarthy.
Team News: Baroka
With a completely injury-free group available to select from, Baroka manager Wedson Nyirenda has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this game. Elvis Chipezeze cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re thinking that Baroka will have a tough ask to break down this Cape Town City team who we think will score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a narrow 1-0 winning margin for Cape Town City at the end of this game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Cape Town City
Stadium: Cape Town Stadium (55,000)
Captain: Thamsanqa Mkhize
Chairman: Michel Comitis & John Comitis
Manager: Benni McCarthy
Competitions: Premier Division position 7