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Pirates & Chiefs In Action As Title Race Hots Up!

This week’s guest predictor, is former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Thapelo Liau. Here are this mid week’s useful facts with Liau’s prediction.

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 04, 2018 05:08 PM

Mzansi football fans will be glued to their seats for this week’s midweek action, with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates both involved in PSL action. 

 

The business end of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership campaign is in full swing and Pirates are making a late push to challenge for league honours. On Wednesday night, April 4, Bucs host Bloemfontein Celtic as they keep the pressure on log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns. Can Bucs take all three points against Celtic, who is your money on?

 

Chiefs, on the other hand, will be hosted by Free State Stars. Stars are sat in fourth place on the table standings, with 37 points, while Chiefs are in fifth with 36 points. A win for Steve Komphela’s team will see them leapfrog the hosts. Who are you backing?

 

In Europe, all attention will be on the UEFA Champions League as Liverpool and Manchester City lock horns in the all-English affair. Who do you think will win?

 

This week’s guest predictor, is former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Thapelo Liau. Here are this mid week’s useful facts with Liau’s prediction.

 

 

Liverpool v Manchester City (UEFA Champions League)

 

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League Rankings: Liverpool 3rd & Man City1st (EPL)

 

Useful facts: The only remaining English giants in the Champions League go head-to-head in this first leg quarter-final tie. Having been the only team to have defeated the Citizens by an impressive 3-1scorelinee so far this season in the Premier League, the Reds will hope to relive that moment as they seek to put one foot into the semi-finals for the first time after a decade when they host the visitors at Anfield on Wednesday evening. However, the Blues of Manchester have been enjoying a good run in all competitions this season and will hope their impressive form continues when they visit Jurgen Klopp’s side. 

 

Thapelo Liau: Man City

 

 

Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs (Premier Soccer League)

 

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League Rankings: FFS 4th &Chiefs 5th

 

Useful facts: Ea Lla Koto and Amakhosi managed to book their respective Nedbank Cup semi-finals berths last weekend and the two sides have been drawn against each other in the competition’s last four. But the attention now turns back to the league, where the two sides will battle for three crucial points. Numerically, both the Bethlehem-based side and Glamour Boys are still in the race for the league title. Luc Eymael’s charges have been in commendable form so far this season and will look to pile more pressure on Steve Komphela’s men, after their recent draw against AmaZulu saw Chiefs register their 12th draw in the league campaign to date. The Free State side played to a 1-1 stalemate against the Phefeni Boys last year.

 

Thapelo Liau: Chiefs

 

 

Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic (Premier Soccer League) 

 

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League Rankings: Pirates 2nd & Celtic 8th

 

Useful facts: Siwelele visit an in-form Bucs team with hopes to bounce back to winning ways after being knocked out of the Nedbank Cup in the quarter-finals by Maritzburg United last Saturday. However, it will not be a walk in the park as the Soweto giants will want to continue where they left off against archrivals Golden in their previous league encounter, having beaten them 2-1, putting pressure and closing the gap on log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. The Buccaneers edged Siwelele 1-0 in the first round of the season in Free State. 

 

Thapelo Liau: Pirates

 

 

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