SuperSport United vs Kaizer Chiefs - Tight contest expected as Absa Premiership title race heats up

Evenly matched Matsatsantsa and Amakhosi to clash in Mpumalanga
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Mbombela Stadium will host a crucial Absa Premiership clash between SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs. (Getty Images)

SuperSport United vs Kaizer Chiefs Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs have clawed their way back into the Absa Premiership title race with back-to-back wins. Friday’s clash between at Mbombela Stadium is a crucial one for both teams with a draw my tip at 2.80.

SuperSport United FC Form & Team News


SuperSport United beat Free State Stars 1-0 at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in their last Absa Premiership match. A late winner from Mxolisi Macuphu sealed three points for Kaitano Tembo’s men.

It was Matsatsantsa’s second 1-0 victory on the trot after a Macuphu winner downed Chippa United previously. 

SuperSport United can be backed to beat Amakhosi at 2.55. It won’t be easy for Tembo’s team as Chiefs are in decent form themselves. Matsatsantsa do however tend to shine against South Africa’s most supported club.

Kaizer Chiefs FC Form & Team News


Kaizer Chiefs beat Maritzburg United 1-0 in Saturday’s Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium. Dumisani Zuma’s early second half strike proved decisive for the Glamour Boys.

Chiefs previously beat Highlands Park 3-2 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. There is definitely room for improvement at Naturena but Ernst Middendorp’s men will head into Friday’s clash with some degree of confidence.

It is often said that there are no away games for Kaizer Chiefs due to their large fanbase. Amakhosi’s supporters might want to back their team to win at 3.00. SuperSport United will be a difficult opponent and so I am leaning towards a draw.

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Kaizer Chiefs are South Africa's most supported club and are likely to attract plenty of fans at Mbombela Stadium. (Getty Images)

SuperSport United vs Kaizer Chiefs Head-to-Head


The last six matches between SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs have produced two wins apiece and two draws. Chiefs went eight matches without victory against Matsatsantsa before knocking them out the 2018 Telkom Knockout. 

Amakhosi then beat SuperSport 1-0 in the Absa Premiership in this season’s reverse fixture thanks to George Maluleka’s winner. Kaitano Tembo’s team had previously knocked them out of the MTN8 by beating them 1-0 away after a 2-2 draw at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium.

SuperSport United vs Kaizer Chiefs Match Up


Mxolisi Macuphu has scored in three successive SuperSport United matches against Baroka, Chippa United and Free State Stars. Dumisani Zuma will be a threat at the other end having scored for Chiefs in their victories over Highlands Park and Maritzburg United.

SuperSport United vs Kaizer Chiefs Key Statistics


  • SuperSport United have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 6 matches against Kaizer Chiefs (all competitions).
  • SuperSport United have won their last 2 matches by 1 goal (South African PSL).
  • Kaizer Chiefs have won their last 2 matches by 1 goal (South African PSL).
  • Kaizer Chiefs trail SuperSport United by 3 points (South African PSL).
  • Kaizer Chiefs' last visit to SuperSport United resulted in a 2-2 draw (all competitions).

Verdict


There is little to separate SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs on the Absa Premiership table and nothing to set them apart in terms of form. I am therefore tipping a draw for Friday’s clash at 2.80 with value in backing 2-2 in the correct score market.

Best Bet: Draw @ 2.80 at bet365 - 5 Units
Correct Score Tip: 2-2 Draw @ 14.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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Leonard Solms 13 March 2019

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