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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Maritzburg United Predictions & Tips - Downs to extend lead at the top of the table
- Mamelodi Sundowns vs Maritzburg United Predictions for Wednesday’s Premier Soccer League match
- Match is being played at 13:00 GMT at Loftus Stadium
- Maritzburg have lost 7 of their last 12 away matches
- A home win is tipped in Tshwane
- Betting tips, predictions and team news
Mamelodi Sundowns backed for three crucial points (Getty Images)
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Maritzburg United Predictions
Sundowns had a slight dip in form recently but that was down to missing star striker Peter Shalulile. When he returned against Pirates, he scored the team won 3-0.
Maritzburg are proving hard to beat with one loss in nine matches but they struggle on the road. I am tipping Sundowns to get the win they need to extend their lead at the top of the PSL.
- Mamelodi Sundowns have won 7 of their last 11 matches (3 draws)(Premier Soccer League).
- Mamelodi Sundowns have won 4 of their last 6 matches against Maritzburg United (2 draws)(Premier Soccer League).
- Maritzburg United have lost 7 of their last 12 away matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Maritzburg United have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (Premier Soccer League).
Head to Head
Mamelodi Sundowns hold a 19-6 advantage over Maritzburg United across their previous 33 meetings with eight draws.
When the sides last met, it ended in a 1-1 draw. Themba Zwane opened the scoring for Sundowns before Kwanda Mngonyama equalised for the home side.
Mamelodi Sundowns Form
After a four match winless run in all competitions, Sundowns got back on track with a win last time out. They top of the Premier Soccer League but they are just one point clear of AmaZulu with two matches in hand.
After beating Orlando Pirates 4-1 in the Nedbank Cup, Sundowns drew 0-0 with TTM in the Nedbank Cup and lost on penalties. A 0-0 draw with title rivals AmaZulu followed before a shock 201 loss to Kaizer Chiefs are conceding an own goal.
In their last two matches, Sundowns drew 0-0 against Golden Arrows before getting back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory at Orlando Pirates. A penalty by Ricardo Nascimento, a goal by Peter Shalulile and a freekick from Lyle Lakay separated the sides.
Mamelodi Sundowns Injuries & Team News
Sundowns welcomed back Peter Shalulile up front against Pirates and he should start again. Kermit Erasmus may be rotated due to his injury record so Gift Motupa could get an opportunity.
Gaston Sirino remains absent in midfield and Rushine De Reuck is doubtful in central defence.
Maritzburg United Form
Maritzburg have had a big uptick in form of late with four wins and four draws in their last nine matches. They sit 12th in the PSL table but are just three points clear of the relegation zone.
After a 5-1 thrashing of Chippa United, Maritzburg lost 2-0 at Orlando Pirates before drawing 1-1 with Baroka are leading 1-0. A smash-and-grab 1-0 win at Stellenbosch came next after a last minute penalty.
In their last match, Maritzburg again threw away a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 with Swallows despite dominating the match. Travis Graham scored Maritzburg’s goal.
Maritzburg United Injuries & Team News
Maritzburg have just one injury to deal with a winger Jose Ali Meza misses out after surgery. Coach Ernst Middendorp is expected to set up quite defensively and has been used fullbacks as wide players to track back.
There are no suspensions for the coach to contend with.
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Sundowns are being chased hard at the top of the table. I am tipping them to get the win they need to extend their lead in the title race.
Best Bet: Sundowns Win Full Time Result @-166.67 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Correct Score Tip: Sundowns Win 2-1 Correct Score @800.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit