Cape Town City have the opportunity to go within a single point of the summit in the Absa Premiership title race on Friday night but to do so they will have to overcome a dangerous opponent in the shape of Polokwane City.
Note, odds quoted are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.
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Cape Town City
In terms of the log Sundowns are top, 3 point clear of Pirates and Cape Town City are 1 point further back in third. All the teams have 7 rounds of matches still to play but neither Downs nor Pirates are in league action this weekend.
In their most recent outing City came from 1-0 down to beat Sundowns 2-1 in Cape Town, a third win in 4 matches to put them right in contention. On home turf City have won 7 of their 12 home games, drawing 3 and losing 2 and that is the best home record in the top flight. They have won 6 and drawn 2 of their last 8 in front of their own supporters although Wits and Kaizer Chiefs did win here earlier in the season.
Polokwane are having a cracking season and they are 3 points behind City in sixth place. They have lost just 1 of their last 11 league outings although that sequence is littered with 6 draws. Polokwane drew 1-1 at league leaders Sundowns last month and they have also beaten Wits and Kaizer Chiefs (both 1-0) away from home this season. Polokwane have won 4, drawn 5 and lost 2 of their road trips, scoring 13 goals and conceding 11.
Head to Head
The first league meeting this season saw Cape Town City win 2-1 away from home towards the end of November.
We have seen a total of 18 goals in Cape Town City’s last 4 league matches with both sides contributing whilst both teams to score (yes) has also obliged in 10 of the last 11 league matches involving Polokwane. It’s a game of high stakes but the stats suggest both teams can find the net again here.
Bet: Both teams to score? (yes) at 0.88/1
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