SuperSport United meet away team Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium in the Premier Division clash on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
SuperSport United will be looking for a repeat result of a 2-1 Premier Division victory vs Bloemfontein Celtic.
It has not been often in recent times where SuperSport United have shown defensive steel. The reality is that SuperSport have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 6 goals on the way.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that SuperSport United:
- have left without a victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Mamelodi Sundowns will come into the encounter after a 0-2 Premier Division win with the defeat of Baroka in their most recent game.
For 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Mamelodi Sundowns, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game within that period comes out as a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by Sundowns being 1.67. Having said that, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might continue on in this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Mamelodi Sundowns are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches away from home. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 19/08/2017 tells us that SuperSport United have won 1 of these and Mamelodi Sundowns 4, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them from SuperSport and 9 created by Sundowns. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
Team News: SuperSport United
SuperSport United manager Kaitano Tembo does not have any fitness concerns at all before this game with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Mamelodi Sundowns
Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Mauricio Affonso (Groin Surgery) and Gift Motupa (Unknown Injury) miss out here.
We’re inclined to think that Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter with a 1-1 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lucas Moripe Stadium (28,900)
Chairman: Gideon Khobane
Manager: Kaitano Tembo
Competitions: Premier Division position 3