mburg150Absa Premiership action continues on Friday when Maritzburg United host a Baroka FC side who were knocked off top spot in midweek.

 

 

Maritzburg Stars:

Maritzburg are in mid table with 14 points from 11 games and in midweek they beat Cape Town City 4-2, ending a run of 8 league games without a win.

At home this season the Team of Choice have won 1 of 5 games, drawing 2 and losing 2

The win came at home to Ajax (2-0) early in the season whilst the draws came against Pirates and Wits (both 0-0) and the defeats at the hands of Chiefs (2-0) and Free State Stars (1-0)

Overall 1 of 11 league games have gone over 2.5 goals

All 5 home games have seen backers of under 2.5 goals and both teams to score? (no) collect

Baroka:

Baroka were thumped 4-0 at Sundowns in midweek, they slipped from first to third on goal difference as 1 of 4 teams on 19 points but they have played 3 games more than new leaders Sundowns

That was Baroka’s first defeat of the season away from home, they won 3 and drawn 3 of their earlier road trips with the victories coming at Chippa, Bloem Celtic and Chiefs

Baroka have found the net in 5 of their 7 road trips

Overall 5 of 13 league games have gone over 2.5 goals including 3 of 7 road trips

Both sides have found the net in 8 of 13 league games including 4 of 7 away from home

Recent Head to Head

14/04/17 PSL Maritzburg 3-1 Baroka

04/12/16 PSL Baroka 0-1 Maritzburg

The Betting

Match Result

Maritzburg United 5/4

Draw 19/10

Baroka FC 49/20

Note, odds quoted are an approximate average and are correct at the time of last update but are subject to change

The Verdict:

Maritzburg are hard to catch right but the midweek win coupled with a heavy defeat for Baroka last time out is enough to sway me to the home side.

Bet: Home win at 5/4    

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