Anderlecht host Manchester United in the Europa league on Thursday, April 13, at Constant Vanden Stock stadium. With the home side coming into this fixture on an unbeaten run, the Red Devils won’t want to undermine their opponents.
The Pretoria derby takes place on Thursday evening as Mamelodi Sundowns host SuperSport United at Loftus Versveld stadium. Downs come into the encounter on the back foot considering their poor run of form recently. On the other hand, SuperSport are looking sharp, thus this promises to be a tough and exciting match.
Anderlecht v Man Utd (Europa League)
League rankings: Anderlecht 1st (Belgian Jupiler League) & Manchester United 5th (Premier League)
Useful facts: Jose Mourinho’s men have kept five clean sheets in their last six European games and have won the same number in that timeframe, while Anderlecht are on a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions, which includes five wins. Their last two meetings came in the 2000 Champions League, where United won 5-1 before a 2-1 reverse for the Belgian side.
Innocent Mayoyo: Manchester will win.
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport Utd (Absa Premiership)
League rankings: Sundowns 5th & SuperSport 4th
Useful facts: An exciting Tshwane Derby will see Sundowns coming into the game surprisingly low on confidence, having failed to win any of their last five games in the league. SuperSport, on the other hand, have tasted one league defeat since the opening matchday loss to Platinum Stars. However, with 17 losses against Sundowns in their last 32 meetings, it’s not going to be an easy ride by any means for Stuart Baxter’s men.
Innocent Mayoyo: Sundowns will win. They have to bounce back.