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Cape Town City vs Maritzburg United Predictions & Tips - City to dent Maritzburg survival hopes with home victory
- Cape Town City vs Maritzburg United Predictions for Wednesday’s Premier Soccer League match
- Match is being played at 15:00 GMT at Cape Town Stadium
- City have won 2 of their last 3 home matches
- Maritzburg have lost their last 2 away matches
- A home win is tipped in Cape Town
- Betting tips, predictions and team news
Cape Town City will be looking for victory against Maritzburg United (Getty images)
Cape Town City vs Maritzburg United Predictions
Cape Town City have been in fine form at home with two wins in their last three. On top of that, they are not leaking goals at the back. The hosts should have enough quality to see this over the line.
- Cape Town City have won 2 of their last 3 home matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Cape Town City have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 home matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Maritzburg United have lost their last 2 away matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Maritzburg United have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 away matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Maritzburg United have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 12 matches (Premier Soccer League).
Head to Head
Cape Town City hold a 4-3 advantage across their previous 10 meetings with Maritzburg United with three draws.
The sides last met in October as City won 1-0 away at Maritzburg.
Cape Town City Form
City sit seventh in the PSL table having gone three matches without a win and having sacked coach Jan Olde Riekerink after two recent losses. They have won just three of their last 14 matches in the league.
After an eight match run without a win, City beat SuperSport United 3-0, Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 and ten man TTM 3-0. A humiliating 5-1 home defeat to AmaZulu followed before losing 1-0 at TS Galaxy, leading to Riekerink being sacked.
Caretaker coach Diego Peral was in charge for the last match, a dull 0-0 draw away at Bloemfontein Celtic.
Cape Town City Injuries & Team News
City are without Thami Mkhize at right back and Tashreeq Morris up front due to suspension. Top winger Bradley Ralani remains doubtful.
Abbubaker Mobara went off injured in the last match so Keanu Cupido could replace him at centre back.
Maritzburg United Form
Maritzburg sit 12th in the table but are three points from the relegation play-off spot and need a result from this match. They have lost two of their last three PSL matches having had a run of one defeat in nine prior to that with four wins and four draws.
They picked up a 1-0 win at Stellenbosch after a fortunate late penalty before a 1-1 draw with Swallows after throwing away a 1-0 lead. A 2-0 defeat at Mamelodi Sundowns followed before beating Golden Arrows 3-2 after facing a late barrage from the visitors.
In their last match, they lost 1-0 at TTM in a match where they carried very little attacking threat.
Maritzburg United Injuries & Team News
Maritzburg are without winger Jose Ali Meza and striker Bongokuhle Hlongwane so their attack is significantly weakened.
Coach Ernst Middendorp has a full squad otherwise if winger Sibusiso Hlubi returns as expected. He may look to spring a surprise such as playing a back three to surprise Cape Town City.
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Cape Town City are in good form and are not conceding many goals. I am backing the hosts to get a narrow win with the game to see under 1.5 goals.
Best Bet: Under 1.5 Goals Total Goals @2.30 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: City Win Full Time Result @2.50 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units