Betting Tips: Chiefs Seek Win, Can Komphela Get One Over His Former Team?
Betting tips for Maritzburg United v Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs will travel to the Harry Gwala Stadium for their midweek league outing as Steve Komphela takes on his former club, Maritzburg United. History favours the Amakhosi, though Coach Fadlu Davids has proven that his side can hold their own against the best in Mzansi. Who are your odds-on favourites?
In England West Bromwich Albion host Manchester City in the EFL Cup, while Burton Albion travel to Manchester United. Both Manchester-based clubs will be in action, will there be any upsets? Who is your money on?
Italian giants Juventus will be at home to Fiorentina Wednesday as they jockey for position at the top of the Serie A log standings. Is Juventus a safe bet?
Maritzburg United v Kaizer Chiefs (Absa Premiership)
League rankings: Maritzburg 2nd & Chiefs 8th
Useful facts: Having claimed a win over Cape Town City and a draw against champions Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs will feel confident about getting something out of this game against one of this season’s standout teams, especially considering that Maritzburg are winless in four. Furthermore, Maritzburg haven’t beaten Chiefs in the league since March 2015. Expect Siphiwe Tshabalala to have an impact on the game, with the midfield maestro scoring three league goals and making three assists in his last 11 games against the Team of Choice.
Humphrey Mlwane: This will be a draw.
Pools: Mark S6 V1 P1, Mark S4 V1 P1, Mark S10 V3, Mark TBM & Race 1, Mark S10 V1
West Brom v Man City (EFL CUP)
League rankings: West Brom 10th & Man City 2nd (Premier League)
Useful facts: Man City will not be concerned by West Brom’s challenge, having won all of their last six against them, scoring 18 goals. Furthermore, four consecutive wins and a 6-0 demolition of Watford on the weekend will give Pep Guardiola’s men the momentum needed to seal their place in the next round.
Humphrey Mlwane: Man City
Pools: Mark S6 V2 P1, Mark S1 V1, Mark S10 V3, Mark TBM & Race 1, Mark S13 V2
Man Utd v Burton Albion (EFL CUP)
League rankings: Man Utd 1st (Premier League) & Burton 19th (EFL Championship)
Useful facts: The Red Devils are undefeated in their last six, winning five of those and scoring 19 goals in the process, conceding just two. Burton have three wins in their last six, losing just one. For inspiration, they can look back at the draw against United back in the 2006 FA Cup. However, the 5-0 result in the replay will remind them that they could be overwhelmed by the reigning champions’ quality.
Humphrey Mlwane: Man Utd
Pools: Mark S6 V2 P1, Mark TBM & Race 1
Juventus v Fiorentina (Serie A)
League rankings: Juventus 2nd & Fiorentina 8th
Useful facts: Juventus have won 36 of their last 37 home games and have won five of their last six against Fiorentina. In addition to that, they have won all four games so far this season, while Viola have won just two, losing the other two.
Humphrey Mlwane: Juventus
Pools: Mark S10 V1, Marks S13 CALL