Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs Predictions & Tips - Draw tipped in PSL clash
- Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs Predictions for Wednesday’s Premier Soccer League match
- Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at Harry Gwala Stadium
- Kaizer Chiefs have drawn 3 of their last 5 PSL matches
- A draw is tipped in Pietermaritzburg
- Best bets, betting tips and predictions for Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs
Chiefs poor form to continue with point in KZN (Getty Images)
Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs Predictions
This is a big game for both sides. A home win would see Chiefs dragged into the relegation battle but Maritzburg are not in good home form. Chiefs tend to do well on their travels but have not won in five PSL matches. I am tipping a draw between these teams.
- Maritzburg United have drawn 2 of their last 7 home matches (won 2, lost 3)(Premier Soccer League).
- Maritzburg United have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Kaizer Chiefs have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches (Premier Soccer League).
- Kaizer Chiefs have drawn 2 of their last 5 away matches against Maritzburg United (3 wins)(all competitions).
Head to Head
Kaizer Chiefs hold a 17-7 lead against Maritzburg United across their previous 32 meetings with 8 draws.
Their last meeting was in January as Maritzburg United won 2-0 away from home.
Maritzburg United Form
Maritzburg United have struggled all season and sit three points off safety in 15th place in the PSL table. The side have scored the second fewest goals in the PSL.
After four consecutive league defeats, Maritzburg then lost 3-1 at home in the Nedbank Cup to Orlando Pirates. A vital 1-0 home win against fellow relegation candidates Black Leopards was next after a last minute winner.
In their last match, Maritzburg drew 1-1 away at Bloemfontein Celtic. They were 1-0 up with 20 minutes to go but could not hold on.
Maritzburg United Injuries & Team News
Maritzburg will be without the suspended Clayton Daniels at centre back. Nazeer Allie returns from suspension to take his place. Right back Dusan Stevic is hoping to have his work permit in time to feature.
Coach Ernst Middendorp was without Travis Graham in midfield for the last game but is hopeful that he will be fit to start this one.
Kaizer Chiefs Form
Chiefs are in very poor form in the PSL and sit 10th in the table, just six points about Maritzburg United in the relegation zone. Chiefs are five league matches without victory.
A 2-1 home loss to first division side Richards Bay FC saw Chiefs knocked out of the Nedbank Cup before a 2-1 home loss to AmaZulu and a 1-1 home draw with SuperSport United.
Chiefs’ last three matches have been in the CAF Champions League as they drew 0-0 at home with Horoya and lost 4-0 away to Wydad Casablanca. In their last match, they beat Petro de Luanda 2-0 at home with Erick Mathoho and Happy Mashiane on target.
Kaizer Chiefs Injuries & Team News
Chiefs are expected to be without Itumeleng Khune in goal due to a family bereavement. Rama Mphahlele and Anthony Agay are doubtful at centre back too.
In attack, Leonardo Castro should return to start but Khama Billiat is out injured and Samir Nurkovic is a slight doubt.
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Kaizer Chiefs have struggled all season and will be looking to finish the season well. They however can't seem to hit the back of the net, and Maritzburg are no pushovers on home soil. I'm backing another disappointing draw for the AmaKhosi.
Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result $3.20 at Winnersbet - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score $7.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit