Betting Tips: Can Wits Turn Things Around Against The Buccaneers?
Cape Town City will host Polokwane City in a home fixture this evening as the Citizens look to get back to their winning ways following their recent defeat to Orlando Pirates. Who is your money on?
On Saturday, September 23, Alaves host Real Madrid in the La Liga and despite Los Blancos' rough start to the season, Madrid will push for the points. Is Real a safe bet?
Defending league champions, Bidvest Wits, have hopes to turn this season around after a poor start to the league, with zero wins to date. Orlando Pirates, on the other hand, are high-flying under new coach Milutin Sredojevic. Pirates could be a safe bet, while Wits are desperate for a victory.
Cape Town City v Polokwane City (Absa Premiership)
League Rankings: Cape Town City 6th & Polokwane City 12th
Useful facts: Benni McCarthy’s excellent start to his coaching career, which saw him win every single one of his first five games in all competitions, took a hit after last week’s loss against Kaizer Chiefs, while Polokwane have had a poor start to the season, in general, with the win over Mamelodi Sundowns in August their only one this season. In fact, Rise and Shine have lost three of their last five in all competitions. Furthermore, since Cape Town City came into existence last season, the Citizens have two wins from three, including the MTN8 quarter-final victory at the start of the season.
Humphrey Mlwane: Cape Town City
Pools: Mark S6 V1 P2, Mark S4 V1 P1, Mark S10 V3, Mark S1 V1
Alaves v Real Madrid (La Liga)
League rankings: Alaves 20th & Real Madrid 4th
Useful facts: Los Blancos appear to have recovered from their early season blips with two consecutive wins, including one with a heavily depleted squad against Real Sociedad away from home. Furthermore, they have won all of their last 11 away games in La Liga. Alaves, on the other hand, haven’t scored in their last four league games and have lost every game so far this season. In addition, Madrid have won six of their last six against Alaves.
Humphrey Mlwane: Real Madrid
Pools: Mark S10 V1, Mark S13 CALL
Bidvest Wits v Orlando Pirates (Absa Premiership)
League rankings: Wits 14th & Pirates 4th
Useful facts: Wits’ start to the season has been far from ideal, with no wins within 90 minutes this season and four losses from their last six. Like Wits, Pirates’ fortunes are vastly different from last season, except it has been for the better. The Buccaneers remain undefeated thus far and have conceded just one goal. Looking at the history books, this has been about as evenly contested a fixture as you get, with seven draws, seven Pirates wins and eight Wits wins from the last 22 ties between the two.
Humphrey Mlwane: Draw
Pools: Mark S6 V3 P1, Mark S4 V1 P1, Mark S10 V1, Mark S13 CA