supersport150Supersport United host Cape Town City in the Absa Premiership on Saturday afternoon, these sides are no strangers to each other but it’s the home side who seem to be in the better shape right now




Supersport drew 0-0 at Pirates in midweek and although they are tenth on the log they are only 5 points off top spot with 3 games in hand on league leaders Sundowns and 6 games in hand on 3 other teams setting the pace

10 of their 14 points have been earned from 5 home games and their 3 home wins, over Platinum Stars, Arrows and Ajax, have been accompanied by a clean sheet

4 of the 5 home games have seen 2-3 goals scored in total

Overall 2 of 7 league games have gone over 2.5 goals and 2 of 7 have seen both sides find the net

Cape Town City:

City were beaten 4-2 by Maritzburg in midweek and although it was a designated home game the match was played on neutral ground

A run of 1 win in their last 6 (alongside 2 draws and 3 defeats) sees City in sixth spot, 2 points off top spot but they have played 5 games more than their opponents here

Away from home City have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 and they have found the net in 4 of 5 road trips

Overall 4 of 12 league games have gone over 2.5 goals and 5 of 12 have seen both sides find the net

The teams met in this season’s MTN8 final which Supersport won on spot kicks

Recent Head to Head

14/10/17 MTN8 Final Cape Town City 1-1 Supersport (won on spot kicks)

09/05/17 PSL Supersport 4-2 Cape Town City

16/12/16 PSL Cape Town City 1-1 supersport

10/12/16 TKO Final Supersport 1-2 Cape Town City

The Betting

Match Result

Supersport United 5/4

Draw 2/1

Cape Town City 23/10

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

The Verdict:

Supersport looked a little tired in the later stages of the draw at Pirates on a heavy pitch but whilst fatigue, after their marathon CAF Confed Cup campaign, is a concern I think they have enough to come out on top here.

Bet: Supersport United to win at 5/4

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