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AmaZulu vs TS Galaxy Predictions - Extra time needed in tight semi-final clash

01 Dec 2023
John Eastwood 01 Dec 2023
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  • AmaZulu vs TS Galaxy Predictions for Sunday’s Carling Knockout Cup semi-final (15:00 SAST)
  • Usuthu have been beaten just once in 7 home fixtures
  • Will TS Galaxy go to extra time for the third time in a row?
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AmaZulu and TS Galaxy to draw in regulation time in Carling Knockout Cup semi-final (Getty Images).

AmaZulu vs TS Galaxy Predictions

I see this being a hard-fought match between two solid defences. A draw is my tip in 90 minutes with extra time required. 
  • AmaZulu vs TS Galaxy Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • AmaZulu Form & Team News
  • AmaZulu Predicted Lineup
  • TS Galaxy Form & Team News
  • TS Galaxy Predicted Lineup

  • AmaZulu have lost just 1 of their last 7 home matches (3 draws).
  • AmaZulu have seen Under 1.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches.
  • TS Galaxy have seen Under 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 12 matches (PSL).
  • TS Galaxy have drawn 4 of their last 9 matches. 

Head to Head

AmaZulu hold a 3-2 advantage over TS Galaxy across seven previous meetings with two draws.

Usuthu won 1-0 against Galaxy when the sides last met in August.

AmaZulu Form & Team News

AmaZulu have lost just three times in 14 matches in all competitions this season. Prior to losing this weekend, they were unbeaten in six at home with five clean sheets.

Usuthu won 1-0 at Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Knockout Cup before successive league draws: 0-0 vs Orlando Pirates at home and 1-1 at Chippa United.

A 3-0 home Cup win followed over Golden Arrows preceded a 3-1 league win away at the same opponents. On Saturday, AmaZulu missed a penalty in a 1- home setback vs Stellenbosch.

Taariq Fielies is an injury doubt in defence. Thembela Sikhakhane is expected to return at right wingback.

Tshepang Moremi could be recalled up front alongside Sede Dion. Augustine Kwem will have to settle for a bench role.

AmaZulu Predicted Lineup

Mothwa: Sikhakhane, Gumede, Mobara, Mphahlele, Hanamub; Brooks, Motshwari, Ngema; Moremi, Dion.

TS Galaxy Form & Team News

Prior to their win on Sunday, The Rockets had won just once in eight league matches. They twice won in penalties to reach this Cup semi-final.

A 2-0 home win vs Sekhukhune United ended a five-match winless run in the league. A 3-2 home loss to SuperSport United and a 0-0 draw followed at Sekhukhune in the Carling Knockout Cup quarter-finals (won on penalties). 

After losing 1-0 at Moroka Swallows in the league, they bounced back after the FIFA break. TS Galaxy won 3-0 at home against Polokwane City on Sunday. 

Coach Sead Ramovic is without Bernard Parker in midfield after a broken leg. Rwandan goalkeeper Fiacre Ntwari is set to be recalled. 

Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic is pushing for a start. He scored from the bench on Sunday.

TS Galaxy Predicted Lineup

Ntwari; Munyai, Sanoka, Mahlangu, Mvelase; Sebelebele, Mbunjana, Khiba, Mahlangu; Vidal; Nurkovic.


I'm tipping this match to be low-scoring with a draw during 90 minutes. These sides are evenly matched.

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