Following the international FIFA break, this weekend will see the ABSA Premiership back in action, as well as Orlando Pirates engaged in the CAF Champions League.
On Friday Ajax Cape Town will be welcomed to the Bidvest Stadium by Wits, while on Saturday Goble Park will host the battle of the Stars, when Free State Stars and Platinum Stars battle it out. Who will come out on top?
University of Pretoria and Bloemfontein Celtic will lock horns, with AmaZulu hosting Moroka Swallows and Polokwane City taking on Golden Arrows. Who do you think will win?
Kaizer Chiefs will be looking for all three points when they take on Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium, as Mpumalanga Black Aces target all three points against SuperSport United. Who is your money on?
Orlando Pirates will be focussed on their CAF Champions League outing, as the Soweto giants take on AC Leopards in Congo. Will Bucs snatch all three points?
If you are a betting person, here are tips ahead of the fixtures brought to you by Soccer 6 and guest predictor, former Jomo Cosmos striker, Alton Meiring.
WITS V AJAX CAPE TOWN
League position: Wits 6th and Ajax 12th
Useful facts: Wits have enjoyed a fairly solid start to their PSL campaign after a win and a draw in their opening two fixtures of the season. Ajax have struggled to a draw and a loss at home to AmaZulu, meaning the Urban Warriors might be slight underdogs in this contest.
Alton Meiring: Wits have too much quality. Win for Wits.
FREE STATE STARS V PLATINUM STARS
League position: Free State Stars 8th and Platinum Stars 5th
Useful facts: Stars are historically rock-solid at home as they make it difficult for visiting teams to get the ball down and play constructive passing football. This means Dinaledi will have a tough test ahead of them as they visit Goble Park.
Alton Meiring: This should be a tight one. I’ll go for a draw.
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA V BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC
League position: Tuks 14th and Celtic 7th
Useful facts: Tuks have drawn one and lost two of their first three league matches of the season. Steve Barker’s men are also struggling to hit the back of the net, and are yet to register a single goal this season. This means an always competent Celtic might fancy their chances of doing well in Pretoria.
Alton Meiring: I have to say a Celtic win.
AC LEOPARDS V ORLANDO PIRATES
League position: Leopards 3rd and Pirates 1st (both in Group A)
Useful facts: In a match which could have a big bearing on the African Champions League final stages, third-placed Leopards will be seeking a win to put them back in contention for qualifying. However, a win or draw for Pirates could be enough to see Roger de Sa’s charges advance to the semi-finals.
Alton Meiring: An Orlando Pirates win of course.
AMAZULU V MOROKA SWALLOWS
League position: AmaZulu 4th and Swallows 3rd
Useful facts: Usuthu have started the season brightly after picking up six points from a possible nine in the PSL. Swallows are on an equally positive run, meaning this could be a cracking affair in Durban.
Alton Meiring: I’ll give the win to AmaZulu.
KAIZER CHIEFS V MARITZBURG UNITED
League position: Chiefs 9th and United 10th
Useful facts: Defending league champions Chiefs have made an uncharacteristically slow start to the new season. This means United, who are renowned for being well organised under Ernst Middendorp, could provide Chiefs with a tough examination.
Alton Meiring: Chiefs will take the win.
BLACK ACES V SUPERSPORT UNITED
League position: Aces 11th and United 1st
Useful facts: Aces have made an encouraging start under Clive Barker upon their return to the PSL. This means United, who’ve started the season like a house on fire, might face a tough time when they travel to Mpumalanga.
Alton Meiring: SuperSport to win hands down!
POLOKWANE CITY V GOLDEN ARROWS
League position: City 16th and Arrows 13th
Useful facts: Newly promoted City look a little out of their depth in the PSL so far this season. The team from Polokwane have lost all three of their matches played and appear to lack ideas going forward. This means struggling Arrows might target this game as a valuable away win.
Alton Meiring: Draw.