There are 4 DSTV Premiership matches taking place in midweek and we suggest a bet in each of them.
Let’s start with a look at the latest Outright Betting where Mamelodi Sundowns are trading as 2/11 to defend their title, you can get 12/1 Pirates and SuperSport United, 14/1 Richards Bay and 20/1 Kaizer Chiefs.
Royal AM v Golden Arrows – Click here to bet
Royal AM are currently 10th on the log and they suffered 3 successive defeats, most recently going down 2-0 away at Swallows. Their last home game was a 1-0 defeat to Richards Bay.
Golden Arrows are currently 8th on the table, level on points with Royal AM, but with a superior goal difference, they have played a game more though. Arrows haven’t won in their last 3 games taking 2 points from the last 9 they have played for. Last time out they lost 2-0 at home to Pirates and their last away game was a 2-1 defeat to Sundowns.
50% of Royal AM’s matches would have delivered you a profit had you backed over 2.5 goals, but only 3 of the 11 Golden Arrows matches have reached the 3 goal mark.
The last 5 head-to-head meetings between these sides have finished level and anything above 2/1 the draw simply has to be backed.
Suggested Bet: The draw at 85/40
Cape Town City v Chippa United – Click here to bet
Cape Town City are currently sitting 14th on the log and they have only taken 2 points from the last 9 they have played for. They lost 1-0 on the road to Richards Bay last time out and their last home game was a goalless draw with Sekhukhune.
Chippa United are 6th on the log with 4 successive victories, most recently a 1-0 home win over Sekhukhune and their last away game was a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs.
Cape Town City matches have been low scoring averaging just 1.8 goals each with only 2 of the 10 matches reaching the 3 goal mark. Chippa United matches have been slightly higher scoring averaging 2.2 goals each with 5 of the 11 games netting you a profit had you been on over 2.5 goals.
Goals tend to be a rare commodity when these sides play in the League and there has been 2 goalless draws in their last 3 matches, given that said I am happy to take the 5/1 we get another one on Tuesday night.
Suggested Bet: Total Goals Under 0.5 at 5/1
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns – Click here to bet
Maritzburg United are currently 13th on the log and without a win in their last 4 starts. They are coming off back-to-back away draws against AmaZulu and Richards Bay. Their last home game was a 2-1 defeat to SuperSport United.
Mamelodi Sundowns are top of the log, level on points with Richards Bay, but having played two games less. They won their last 4 League games in a row all by exactly 1 goal. Sundowns were shocked in the MTN 8 semi-finals on the weekend going down 3-0 to Pirates.
There is not normally much between these two when they play each other and I am going to go for Sundowns to continue the recent trend of narrow victories and back them to win by exactly a goal.
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Sundowns -1, the draw at 95/40
Marumo Gallants v AmaZulu – Click here to bet
Marumo Gallants are bottom of the table with just 1 win in their opening 10 starts. Goals have been a rarity in Marumo Gallants matches with just one of their 10 games reaching the 3 goal mark at an average of only 1.4 goals per game.
AmaZulu are 9th on the table, but without a win in their last 7 starts, 6 of which would have delivered you a profit had you backed under 2.5 goals.
Under 2.5 goals seems the obvious play here, but it is predictably short and I am going to go for AmaZulu, who will be bubbling after progressing to the MTN 8 Final to get an away win and 3 valuable points.
Suggested Bet: AmaZulu win at 17/10
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change