Will Castro Make It Two Goals In Two Matches Against Downs?
On Saturday, January 27, Kaizer Chiefs will host Mamelodi Sundowns in an ABSA Premiership league encounter. This promises to be an exciting match as both sides are in good form and will be fighting to secure the three points on offer. Amakhosi’s Leonardo Castro will be looking to get onto the scoresheet against his former employers.
Orlando Pirates travel away as they face off against Platinum Stars. The Buccaneers will be looking to get back to winning ways after their draw against Polokwane City last weekend. However, Dikwena are in need of maximum points as they are placed rock bottom on the log standings.
The fourth round of the FA Cup takes place on Sunday, January 28, as Cardiff take on Manchester City. The Citizens will be looking to progress to the next round, however, the home side will be hoping to take advantage of playing in front of their home crowd.
Match of the Week
Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns (Premier Soccer League)
Match 4 Soccer 6 Pool 27 January S6 V1 P2
League rankings: Chiefs 3rd &Sundowns 1st
Useful facts: It’s a battle of PSL giants when Masandawana visit Amakhosi to renew their rivalry at the FNB Stadium this Saturday. With both clubs having a solid and quality squad, coming from fresh wins last weekend, this is bound to be a mouthwatering encounter. The Glamour Boys will look to maintain their winning run against the log leaders as they continue to play catch-up with them. However, the clinical Ka Bo Yellow will not let the hosts walk all over them. The last time Pitso Mosimane and Steve Komphela’s sides did battle, it was the Naturena team that claimed victory in the first round of the season.
Kwanda Mngonyama: Draw
Platinum Stars v Orlando Pirates (Premier Soccer League)
Match 1 Soccer 6 Pool 27 January S6 V1 P2
League Rankings: Stars 16th & Pirates 6th
Useful facts: With only three wins registered since the start of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership season, relegation-threatened Dikwena will have to bring their A-game if they are to claim victory against Bucs, whom they host this Saturday. Despite their draw against Polokwane City last weekend, Pirates have been in fairly good form since the start of 2018, having won two games in succession prior to that encounter. Roger de Sa’s men will have to do whatever to keep the man of the moment, Luvuyo Memela, in check.
Kwanda Mngonyama: Platinum Stars
Cardiff City v Manchester City (FA Cup)
Match 5 Soccer 6 28 January S6 V3 P1
League Rankings: Cardiff 3rd (EFL Championship) & Man City 1st (EPL)
Useful facts: Not even the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool could discourage high-flying Citizens as they bounced back at the expense of Newcastle United last weekend. The Blues now turn the focus to the FA Cup where they travel to Cardiff City Stadium to face Cardiff in the fourth round of the competition. The Bluebirds, having hardly given City a hard time when they were part of the EPL before getting relegated in 2014, will look to build on their fairly good form against the visitors.
Kwanda Mngonyama: Man City