Free State Stars vs AmaZulu - PSL goal fest expected at Goble Park

Usuthu and Ea Lla Koto’s defensive struggles to continue
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Free State Stars vs AmaZulu Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Saturday’s only South African PSL match sees two teams with problems at the back go head to head. Free State Stars have gone BTTS in five of their last six home matches and AmaZulu in four of their last five away. Both teams are thus tipped to score at Goble Park at 1.90.

Free State Stars FC Form & Team News


Ea Lla Koto went down 1-0 to SuperSport United in their last PSL match but picked up five points in three before that. Nikola Kavazovic’s men have scored a respectable six goals in their last four fixtures.

Free State Stars‘ problems lie at the other end where they have conceded 37 goals in 23 matches - the most in the division. Four of Ea Lla Koto’s last six home matches have seen over 2.5 goals.

Stars have a modest record at home with three wins, four draws and five losses. They can be backed to win at 2.55 with a draw at Goble Park paying 2.85. 

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Nikola Kavazovic's Free State Stars have problems to sort out at the back.


AmaZulu FC Form & Team News


AmaZulu are coming off the back of a shock 2-0 home win over Bidvest Wits. Life has not been so rosy on the road for Usuthu who have lost four of their last five away matches. 

Cavin Johnson’s team has conceded 12 goals in these matches altogether and seen over 2.5 goals in four of them. The KwaZulu-Natal side has conceded 22 goals in 11 away league matches compared to eight in 12 at home.

AmaZulu are paying 3.00 for the away win for those who back them to overcome their travelling troubles.

Free State Stars vs AmaZulu Head-to-Head


AmaZulu beat Free State Stars 2-1 in August’s reverse PSL fixture. Usuthu scored through Emiliano Tade and Mhlengi Cele after an early Mbongeni Gumede own goal.

Free State Stars vs AmaZulu Match Up


Eleazar Rodgers has scored in back to back appearances for Free State Stars and will be looking to add to his tally against AmaZulu. Usuthu possess attacking firepower themselves and have scored in their last seven fixtures.

Free State Stars vs AmaZulu Key Statistics


  • Free State Stars have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 home fixtures (all competitions).
  • Free State Stars have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
  • AmaZulu have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 away fixtures (South African PSL).
  • AmaZulu have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches (South African PSL).

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AmaZulu's away matches tend to go BTTS, which is tipped for Saturday's clash with Free State Stars. (Getty Images)

Verdict


AmaZulu struggle to defend away from home and Free State Stars are generally porous at the back. All signs therefore point to BTTS at 1.90.

There is value in backing over 2.5 goals at 2.30 as both teams have regularly seen this recently. It would be a fifth time in six away matches for AmaZulu and a fifth in seven home fixtures for Ea Lla Koto.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes @ 1.90 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.30 at bet365 - 3 Units
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Leonard Solms 14 March 2019

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