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Kaizer Chiefs come up against visiting side Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium in this Premier Division tie on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United can be found here (including the best match odds).
Kaizer Chiefs go into this fixture after a 1-1 Premier Division stalemate vs Bloemfontein Celtic.
It’s not been often in recent times that Kaizer Chiefs have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Amakhosi have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals on the way. We will have to see if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Kaizer Chiefs:
- haven't won against Maritzburg United in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Maritzburg United will come into the meeting after a 2-1 Premier Division win with the downing of Bloemfontein Celtic in their previous outing.
The stats tell the story, and Maritzburg United have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. At the back, Maritzburg certainly have room for improvement.
Heading into this fixture, Maritzburg United are without an away win for the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings dating back to 20/09/2017 shows us that Kaizer Chiefs have won 3 of these & Maritzburg United 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them for Amakhosi and 3 coming from Maritzburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs boss Ernst Middendorp will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash with a fully healthy group ready to go. Philani Zulu cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Maritzburg United
Due to a completely healthy group to choose from, Maritzburg United boss Eric Tinkler doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match.
We’re thinking that Kaizer Chiefs can and should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the same time, Maritzburg United may well struggle to get a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 3-1 margin for Kaizer Chiefs when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: FNB Stadium (94,736)
Captain: Itumeleng Khune
Chairman: Kaizer Motaung
Manager: Ernst Middendorp
Competitions: Premier Division position 13