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Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu Preview & Tips - Downs to win tight affair by the odd goal

  • Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu Predictions for Friday’s Premier Soccer League fixture
  • Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at Loftus Stadium
  • Sundowns have won 6 of their last 7 PSL matches
  • A home win is tipped in Tshwane
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu
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Ralph Staniforth 20 Aug 2021
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu Preview & Tips - Downs to win tight affair by the odd goal

  • Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu Predictions for Friday’s Premier Soccer League fixture
  • Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at Loftus Stadium
  • Sundowns have won 6 of their last 7 PSL matches
  • A home win is tipped in Tshwane
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu


Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu Predictions


Sundowns were superb last season thanks to a very strong defensive record. AmaZulu themselves were very difficult to break down but lack reliable goalscorers. A tight, low scoring match is predicted with Sundowns just shading it.

  • Mamelodi Sundowns have won 6 of their last 7 matches (Premier Soccer League).
  • Mamelodi Sundowns have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 8 matches (Premier Soccer League).
  • AmaZulu have seen under 1.5 goals in their last 5 matches (Premier Soccer League).
  • AmaZulu have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (Premier Soccer League).

Head to Head


Mamelodi Sundowns hold a 19-5 advantage against AmaZulu across their previous 31 meetings with seven matches ending in a draw.

When the sides met in April, a fiercely contested match ended 0-0.

Mamelodi Sundowns Form


Sundowns won the Premier Soccer League title last season as they were beaten just once all season.

Downs retained the league trophy with a 3-1 win against SuperSport United. A 2-0 win at Bloemfontein Celtic followed before rounding off the campaign with a 3-0 thrashing of Cape Town City.

They began their season with a win on penalties in the MTN8 quarter-finals after a 2-2 draw after extra time. Peter Shalulile and Themba Zwane had given Sundowns a 2-0 first half lead.

Mamelodi Sundowns Injuries & Team News


Sundowns are without energetic midfielder Lebohang Maboe due to an Achilles injury. Defender Ricardo Nascimento has not been registered in defence due to an ongoing injury problem.

In attack, new signing Pavol Safranko is pushing for a start with both Gaston Sirino and Kermit Erasmus doubtful.

AmaZulu Form


AmaZulu finished second last season after an excellent campaign which included a run of 12 wins in 14 matches at one stage. They qualified for the CAF Champions League this season.

Usuthu had a poor finish to last season as they lost 1-0 to both Baroka and Orlando Pirates. A 1-0 win against Swallows was followed by a goalless draw at Maritzburg on the final day.

AmaZulu started this season with a 2-1 defeat to Cape Town City in the MTN8 quarter-final after conceding in the final minute. Lehlohonolo Majoro had scored an equaliser for Usuthu.

AmaZulu Injuries & Team News


AmaZulu could welcome two new signings to the lineup in the form of midfielder Hendrick Ekstein and utility player Tercious Malepe.

After a COVID-19 breakout that led to 13 positive tests, Mbongeni Gumede and Limbikani Mzava remain doubtful at centre back.

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Verdict

We are backing Sundowns to win a low scoring match. A win to nil and under 2.5 goals are our bets.

Best Bet: Under 1.5 Goals Total Goals $2.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Sundowns Win to Nil Win To Nil $3.10 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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21 Aug 2021

Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu