The DSTV Premiership returns from a lengthy break on Friday and we take a look at all 5 games from a betting angle.
The defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns are well clear at the top of the table, 5 points ahead of second placed Richards Bay, but with a game in hand. They are predictably trading as short-priced 1/12 favourites to win the Premiership and you can Click here for the latest DSTV Outright Betting
Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates – Click here to bet
What a cracking match to get us restarted with leaders, Sundowns taking on 5th placed Orlando Pirates.
Sundowns were in cracking form before the break winning 6 matches on the trot and they have won their last 5 matches in succession. Orlando Pirates have been a bit hit and miss in their last 5 matches with 1 victory, 2 losses and 2 draws.
50% of Mamelodi Sundowns matches would have seen you collect profits had you backed over 2.5 goals, but not 1 of the 13 Pirates matches has reached the 3 goal mark yet.
Sundowns are worthy favourites at 15/20, but I am going to take the punt that we get 3 goals or more in the game at 13/10. This bet would have arrived in the last two meetings that Sundowns have hosted Pirates across all competitions.
Suggested Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 13/10
Cape Town City v Royal AM – Click here to bet
Cape Town City are currently 13th on the log with just 1 win in their last 5 matches. They face royal AM who sit 9th on the log also with 1 win in their last 5 games.
Cape Town City are undefeated in their last 5 home matches whereas Royal AM have lost 3 of their last 4 on the road.
I like Cape Town City to win this one as got the feeling that before the break Royal AM were on slide.
Suggested Bet: Cape Town City win at 12/10
Stellenbosch v Chippa United – Click here to bet
Stellenbosch are currently 10th on the log, but without a win in their last 4 starts. They face Chippa United who are 6th, but failed to win either of their last two matches before the break.
Stellenbosch have won their last two home games against Chippa United, but neither of these teams gives me confidence to back them for a win and I am going to go for the draw.
Suggested Bet: The draw at 19/10
Maritzburg United v TS Galaxy – Click here to bet
Maritzburg United are rooted to the bottom of the table with just 2 wins in their opening 13 games and they have taken only 2 points from the last 15 they have played for.
TS Galaxy are 12th on the log, but in something of a freefall and without a win in their last 9 matches and they drew their last 3 games before the break. Only 1 of the 12 TS Galaxy matches has had 3 goals or more in it.
I don’t think there will be much between these sides, but I am a bit surprised at the Maritzburg price of 16/10 as I thought they would be closer to the 12/10 mark. On that basis I am backing a home win here and hoping for a repeat of last season’s 1-0 result.
Suggested Bet: Maritzburg United win at 16/10
SuperSport United v Marumo Gallants – Click here to bet
SuperSport United are 3rd on the table with 10 points out of a possible 12 from their last 4 matches. They face Marumo Gallants who are sitting 11th on the log with 2 wins, 2 losses and a draw in their last 5.
This will be no walk in the park for SuperSport, but I am quite happy to back them to win the match at anything above even money.
Suggested Bet: SuperSport win at 12/10
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change