The Absa Premiership is currently on a break for international football and ahead of the return to action on 24th October, we take a look at the latest betting in the title race.
As it stands only 6 points separate the top 9 sides in the standings with Bidvest Wits leading the way with 17 points from 9 matches. The Clever Boys are 1 point clear of Pirates who have played 10 games and we have 4 teams on 14 points including Kaizer Chiefs (10 games played) and Supersport (8 games played). Further down the log in seventh Mamelodi Sundwons are the only unbeaten side in the top flight. Downs have between 1 and 3 games in hand on all the teams above them although with 2 wins and 5 draws they have yet to really hit their straps.
Goals For and Against
On the goals front Wits and Chiefs are the top scorers with 13 and Pirates have found the net 12 times. Wits boast the meanest defence with just 4 goals conceded whilst those leaking goals include Free State Stars, Cape Town City and Black Leopards who have all shipped 12.
37% of Absa Premiership matches have resulted in home wins.
38% of Absa Premiership matches have resulted in draws.
25% of Absa Premiership matches have resulted in away wins.
The average number of total goals per game clocks in at 1.87
The average number of goals for home teams is 1.03
The average number of goals for away teams is 0.84
Over 2.5 total goals has arrived in 29% of matches with 71% seeing 3 goals or less
Let’s take a look at the betting to win the title.
PSL Outright Betting, 2018/19 Title
(prices are an average of what was available as of 08:30, 9th OCtober but are subject to change)
Sundowns 28/10 WSB
Wits 28/10 WSB
Kaizer Chiefs 5/1 widely available
Pirates 9/2 widely available
Supersport United 13/1 widely available
Bloem Celtic 14/1 widely available
25/1 and upwards the rest.
Note, odds are an approx average of what is available at the time of last update but are subject to change
I’m still sat tight on Orlando Pirates although their current price is slightly bigger than what was available at the start of the season. The big movers are Wits who were trading at 25/1 in pre-season on some books whilst Sundowns have drifted from 18/10. Given Downs have games in hand they are becoming more attractive despite the number of draws they have played out.
Looking ahead to the next round of matches Pirates clash with Chiefs in the first Soweto derby of the season and our weekly football show, streamed live on Youtube on Thursday night’s with betting tips for every match will return in due course.
Remember you can have your own say on all this week’s matches on our discussion forum