PSL Promotion/Relegation Playoffs Betting Tips - Maritzburg United to complete magic escape
Eric Tinkler's men to top Royal Eagles and TTM FC
Promotion to the Absa Premiership beckons for the winner of the PSL promotion/relegation playoffs. (Getty Images).
The Premier Soccer League's promotion/relegation playoffs are underway with Royal Eagles having beaten Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Chatsworth Stadium 1-0 in the opening match. However, Maritzburg United will only enter the fray on Sunday when they host Royal Eagles at Harry Gwala Stadium. Recent form suggests we can expect a big performance from the Team of Choice.
Reasons To Bet on Maritzburg United in the PSL Promotion/Relegation Playoffs
Maritzburg United endured a troubled start to the season which cost two different head coaches, Fadlu Davids and Muhsin Ertugral, their jobs. However, since Eric Tinkler took charge, the Team of Choice have completely turned their fortunes around.
The Pietermaritzburg-based outfit rose from the bottom of the Absa Premiership against all odds by claiming seven points from their last three matches. The great escape is, however, still a work in progress as they now have to survive the playoffs.
There is no risk of Tinkler underestimating the challenge ahead of his team. The former Orlando Pirates coach has already emphatically stated that his players would not be allowed to participate in the COSAFA Cup.
Tinkler has already coached in two CAF Confederation Cup finals, first with Orlando Pirates in 2015 and then SuperSport United two years later. The 48-year-old needs no introduction to high-pressure situations such as this.
As a matter of fact, neither do Maritzburg United. It was not long ago that the club was often involved in relegation battles and they know what it takes to survive. The Team of Choice will also have learned a thing or two from narrowly missing out on CAF Confederation Cup qualification in 2018 and plummeting to the bottom of the league within a matter of months.
The Team of Choice can be backed to beat the Royal Eagles on home soil at the Harry Gwala Stadium at 2.20 via Hollywoodbets. My advice is to jump on that as quickly as possible and to keep tipping Maritzburg United throughout the playoffs, particularly for home matches.