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Golden Arrows will do battle with the visiting Mamelodi Sundowns at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in this Premier Division match on Wednesday.
Our Golden Arrows v Mamelodi Sundowns predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Golden Arrows will be hoping for a better result after a 0-2 Premier Division defeat last time out to TS Galaxy.
In that game, Golden Arrows had 35% possession and 2 shots at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, TS Galaxy got 5 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Golden Arrows haven’t conceded. In fact, Golden Arrows have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 11 goals in the process. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Last time out, Mamelodi Sundowns drew 0-0 in the Premier Division match with Polokwane City.
In that game, Mamelodi Sundowns had 78% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. Polokwane City got 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
A run of accomplished displays by the Mamelodi Sundowns defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 1 from their past 6 outings combined. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 9.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 28/04/2021 shows that these encounters have not been fruitful for Golden Arrows. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Mamelodi Sundowns have maintained the edge over them, beating them in 67% of those games played.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 2 of them for Abafana Bes'thende and 14 being from Sundowns. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Premier Division match day 3 on 15/08/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Mamelodi Sundowns 4-0 Golden Arrows.
In that match, Mamelodi Sundowns managed 71% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Their only player to score was Peter Shalulile (17').
At the other end, Golden Arrows got 2 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Team News: Golden Arrows
The Golden Arrows manager Steve Komphela has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns has some current player fitness concerns. Siyanda Nyanga (Shoulder injury), Bathusi Aubaas (Groin injury) and Thapelo Maseko (Hamstring injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the opinion that Golden Arrows should get enough chances to put one past this Mamelodi Sundowns lineup, however a single goal possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a narrow 1-2 win for Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the match. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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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 10