Cape Derby, Man Utd & Arsenal All Take Centre Stage!
The Cape Town Derby takes to the stage on Saturday, January 20. Cape Town City host rivals Ajax Cape Town in this much-anticipated league match. The Citizens lost their previous encounter with a goal to nil against Free State Stars, while the Urban Warriors enjoyed a 3-1 victory against Platinum Stars.
Arsenal will host Crystal Palace on Saturday, January 20. The Gunners have just come off from a loss in their previous match, while Palace secured a 1-0 win against Burnley. The home side will be hoping to take advantage of playing on their home turf to secure the three points on offer.
Burnley will take on Manchester United in a league match. The Red Devils will be looking to secure another victory after their dominant 3-0 win against Stoke City. Burnley on the other hand, just come off a loss and will be hoping to get a much-needed win.
Match of the Week
Cape Town City v Ajax Cape Town (Premier Soccer League)
Match 1 Soccer 6 Pool 20 January S6 V1 P2
League Rankings: City 3rd & Ajax 16th
Useful facts: Struggling Ajax Cape Town were able to steal a win last Friday when they took advantage of Platinum Stars who are also having a tough season. The Urban Warriors came back from 1-0 down to claim a 3-1 victory at the Cape Town Stadium. The win and presence of newly acquired striker, Tendai Ndoro, who netted on debut, was a much-needed confidence booster for Muhsin Ertugral’s side, who will look to register another when they play the Citizens this Saturday. However, Benni McCarthy’s charges, who worked hard to regain their form in recent games, will look to maintain the unbeaten form against Ertugral’s side since 2016. The Blue and Gold have claimed three wins in their last four meetings with the Urban Warriors.
Bamuza Sono: City
Arsenal v Crystal Palace (English Premier League)
Match 1 Soccer 6 Pool 20 January S6 V2 P1
League Rankings: Arsenal 6th & Crystal Palace12th
Useful facts: Fresh from a defeat, Gunners will look to improve their inconsistent run. Arsene Wenger’s side has only registered one win in their last five league games. They face a confident Crystal Palace who were able to seal a 1-0 win against Burnley last weekend. The Eagles will also look to improve their form against the Gunners who have defeated them seven times in their last nine meetings. The last time the two sides met, Wenger’s men came out victorious with a scoreline of 3-2 last month.
Bamuza Sono: Arsenal
Burnley v Manchester United (English Premier League)
Match 2 Soccer 6 Pool 20 January S6 V2 P1
League Rankings: Burnley 7th & Man United 2nd
Useful facts: With Liverpool and Chelsea having managed to catch the Red Devils and level on points, Jose Mourinho’s side, who started the season on a high, will look to stretch their winning streak when they visit seventh-placed Burnley. They came off a comfortable win over Stoke City on Monday evening. Twelve points adrift of the log-leaders, the Red Devils will have to go on a consistent run of wins if they are to shorten the gap with Manchester City. The Clarets have not beaten United in five seasons. However, they were able to hold the second-placed side to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in December 2017.
Bamuza Sono: Man United