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Chippa United will arrive at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday for the Premier Division showdown with home side Golden Arrows.
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Golden Arrows will play in this fixture following a 1-1 Premier Division draw against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Golden Arrows have been involved. In terms of the goal distribution in this period, their opponents scored a total of 6 and Abafana Bes'thende got themselves 8. We will find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
In their previous fixture, Chippa United drew 2-2 in the Premier Division match with SuperSport United.
The stats don’t lie, and Chippa United have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in total. At the back, Chilli Boys have seen their frailties exposed.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Chippa United:
- have left without a victory over Golden Arrows when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without an away win for the past 8 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 30/09/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Golden Arrows winning 1 of those games, Chippa United 1 and 4 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 8 goals were produced between them in these games, with 4 of them for Abafana Bes'thende and 4 netted by Chilli Boys. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.33.
Team News: Golden Arrows
Golden Arrows manager Steve Komphela does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Chippa United
Chippa Utd manager Norman Mapeza has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Ismail Watenga (Corona virus) and Mlungisi Mazibuko (Corona virus) won’t be making appearances. Sandile Mthethwa is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re thinking that Chippa United may well find it hard to score goals against this Golden Arrows lineup who we reckon will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore see a good tussle with a 1-0 victory for Golden Arrows after 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium (6,500)
Captain: Trevor Mathiane
Chairman: Mato Madlala
Manager: Steve Komphela
Competitions: Premier Division position 6