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SuperSport United come up against the visiting Stellenbosch at Lucas Moripe Stadium in this Premier Division fixture on Friday.
Our SuperSport United v Stellenbosch predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
SuperSport United will be wanting a better result here following a 3-1 Premier Division losing effort in their last game against Richards Bay.
In that match, SuperSport United had 54% possession and 11 shots on goal with 8 on target. At the other end, Richards Bay got 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target.
SuperSport United have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they’ve also done enough to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, SuperSport United have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches.
Stellenbosch will go into this meeting following on from a 2-3 Premier Division win vs Orlando Pirates in their previous outing.
In that game, Stellenbosch managed 39% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Stellenbosch was Andre de Jong (77'). For their opponents, Orlando Pirates got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A succession of outstanding performances by the Stellenbosch defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 outings in total. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 10. With no two games being the same, time will tell if the trend might be maintained here in this game.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 19/03/2021 shows us that SuperSport United have won 3 of them & Stellenbosch 0, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 8 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 from SuperSport and 2 coming from Stellenbosch. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 4 on 26/08/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Stellenbosch 1-2 SuperSport United.
On that occasion, Stellenbosch managed 43% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
On the other side, SuperSport United got 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
Team News: SuperSport United
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the SuperSport United manager Kaitano Tembo to be concerned with from a near full-strength set of players. Thulani Hlatshwayo (Ankle injury) won’t play.
Team News: Stellenbosch
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Stellenbosch boss Steve Barker has no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Stellenbosch are certainly able to put one past this SuperSport United team, but it might not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for SuperSport United by the conclusion of the game. It’s a very tough call.
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