There is midweek PSL action for punters to look forward to and we take a look at two of the games taking place on Wednesday and suggest a bet in each.
SEKHUKHUNE v MARITZBURG UNITED
Sekhukhune are currently 9th on the log, but have only won 1 of their last 5 and have lost 3 of their last 4 matches. Their most recent defeat was a 2-1 away loss to Cape Town City and prior to that they went down 1-0 at home to Swallows. At home this season they have played 10 times winning 4 and drawing 3 and Sekhukhune home matches have averaged just 1.5 goals each with 9 of the 10 matches delivering you a profit had you been backing under 2.5 goals.
Maritzburg United are 12th on the table and are coming off a 2-1 home win against log leaders and defending Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns. That was their second big home win in a row having also beaten SuperSport United 2-1 back in mid-February. Maritzburg’s away record is poor though with just 1 win and 3 draws in their 10 matches and their last 2 away games have seen them lose 2-0 to Kaizer Chiefs and 3-2 to Cape Town City.
Sekhukhune won the reverse fixture 2-0 at Maritzburg United.
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Maritzburg United 16/5
Suggested Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 2/1
I am tempted by the price here as although Sekhukhune home games have been low scoring, Maritzburg United matches have had goals in them of late and their last 3 games would have seen over 2.5 goal backers collect profits.
ORLANDO PIRATES v SUPERSPORT UNITED
The big clash on the night sees 4th placed Pirates taking on 7th placed SuperSport United.
Pirates may be 4th, but they are without a win in their 3 League matches and last time out lost the big Soweto Derby 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs. Prior to that they had goalless home draws against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows.
Overall at home this season Pirates have played 12, winning 5 and drawing 5 and digging deeper into the Pirates goal stats at home showed their matches averaged 1.9 goals with 5 of the 12 games reaching the 3 goal mark.
SuperSport United are 7th on the table and got a much needed victory 2-0 at home to AmaZulu last time out. They were coming off back-to-back defeats at home to Royal AM and away at Maritzburg United. SuperSport have won 2 and drawn 5 of their 9 away matches this season and those games have averaged 1.6 goals each with a fairly even split between over and under 2.5 goals.
Pirates won this fixture 2-1 in the League last season and the reverse fixture was drawn 1-1.
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Orlando Pirates 15/20
SuperSport United 5/1
Suggested Bet: Both teams to score, YES, at 12/10
Looking at the head-to-head record when Pirates host, the 15/20 Pirates to win certainly had some appeal, but I think there might be more value in the 12/10 that both teams find the net, a result that would have arrived in the last 3 meetings between the sides.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change