Mamelodi Sundowns will host Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership clash at the Dobsonville Stadium tonight at 18:00.
Between them, Sundowns and Arrows have won just one of their last ten league matches. Arrows are in a three-way tie on 33 points for 8th spot, while Sundowns are hot on the heels of Kaizer Chiefs at the top of the table.
Both teams will be all out for a win, and Arrows could complete a league double over Sundowns should they win on Monday.
2 – Only two sides (Cape Town City 2016/17 and Polokwane City 2017/18) have completed league doubles over a Pitso Mosimane led Sundowns side.
Five crucial games left and we take every game as a final. Tonight we face Abafana Bes'thende and we going for the maximum points.💪
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) August 24, 2020
AmaZulu v Celtic
Having lost coach Lehlohonolo Seema during lockdown, Bloemfontein Celtic have been one of the best teams since the restart. They have won two and drawn one of their three games in all competitions under John Maduka post restart, scoring 7 goals.
Since the end of September, Celtic have scored at least one goal in all but three of their league games. Chiefs (45) are the only side that have scored more league goals than Celtic (37) all season. They will be looking to extend that impressive form, and come up against the lowest scorers in the league.
156 – AmaZulu have scored 15 goals in 26 league games this season, equating to a goal every 156 minutes. This is currently the third-worst minutes-per-goal ratio in the history of the PSL.
Maritzburg v Wits
Wits (6th match since the restart) visit Maritzburg United (3rd match since the restart) on Monday afternoon. Maritzburg have beaten Bidvest Wits only once in their last eleven attempts, but the ‘Team of Choice’ have been in good goal-scoring form. They have netted in eight successive games, their best scoring run since 2016. Standing in their way on Monday will be the best defence in the league.
19 – Wits have conceded just 19 goals this season, the fewest of all top-flight sides.
Leopards v Supersport
When the league was suspended in March, Black Leopards were rooted at the bottom of the table. Two games into the restart, they are top of the post-lockdown league table (at the time of writing).
Leopards form has been perfectly timed, and they’ll be wanting to secure top-flight safety as early as possible. Their opponents are also enjoying a decent run of results, and are unbeaten in four league matches.
44 – 44 points from 26 league games is SuperSport’s best return at this stage of a league season since 2011/12 (45).
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By Opta Jabu