Football Betting Tips
PSL strugglers, Chippa United will host an in-form AmaZulu side in an Absa Premiership league encounter at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday, March 13. The Chilli Boys are still winless in 2015 and their 2-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates in mid-week saw Ernst Middendorp’s men go 10 matches without a victory. The Port Elizabeth-based outfit are currently placed 11th on the PSL standings with 24 points from 22 matches. Usuthu are still languishing at the bottom of the league table however have shown signs of resilience after they claimed a second win from their last three league matches with a 3-1 thrashing of Bidvest Wits in midweek. The KZN side have claimed nine points from 12 away matches this season and are targeting for another scalp against Chippa. When the teams met earlier this season, the Chilli Boys claimed a 1-0 win away from home courtesy of Mpho Mvelase's strike .
Defending PSL champions, Mamelodi Sundowns welcome former four-time CAF Champions League champs, TP Mazembe to Loftus Stadium on Saturday, March 14, for their first leg tie in continental showpiece. The Brazilians overcame St Michel of the Seychelles 4-1 over the two preliminary qualifier games and will relish the prospect of facing one of only two African clubs to have reached a FIFA Club World final.
Absa Premiership league leaders, Kaizer Chiefs will switch their focus from their recent disappointing league run to the CAF Champions League when they come up against Moroccan giants, Raja Casablanca at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, March 14. The Amakhosi advanced to the last 32 following their less than impressive victories (2-1 & 1-0) over Botswana champions, Township Rollers. Stuart Baxter’s men will look to redeem themselves following a shock 1-0 defeat to Maritzburg United in midweek. Raja will provide a stern test for the SA side after finishing the 2013 Club World Cup as runners-up to German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, and have also been crowned African champions three times. The Green Devils also boast lifting the CAF Cup and CAF Super Cup trophies. They sealed their passage to the last 32 after a 6-2 preliminary-round drubbing of Congolese side, Diables Noirs.
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CHIPPA UNITED V AMAZULU
League position: Chippa 11th and AmaZulu 16th
Useful facts: Chippa have been in pretty dire form under Ernst Middendorp in 2015 and the signs are there that relegation could be a realistic possibility. AmaZulu are also still in huge trouble at the foot of the table as well. This will likely be a relegation six-pointer when the two sides take each other on in Port Elizabeth.
Mark Haskins: Draw.
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS V TP MAZEMBE
League position: Downs 2nd (in PSL) and Mazembe 4th (in DRC)
Useful facts: In what could be a very interesting CAF Champions League qualifying clash, Sundowns take on TP Mazembe. The Brazilians are aiming for success in Africa’s elite club continental competition. However, Mazembe are a tough nut to crack in anyone’s language. This might be a game worth watching for local fans.
Mark Haskins: Yho, big one. Downs win.
KAIZER CHIEFS V RAJA CASABLANCA
League position: Chiefs 1st (in PSL) and Raja 5th (in Morocco)
Useful facts: In what could be a serious test of Chiefs’ Champions League aspirations, the AmaKhosi take on Moroccan giants, Raja Casablanca. This could be a massive game as the three-time Champions League winners are a proven force. This could be a cracking affair at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Mark Haskins: Chiefs win. I’ll be patriotic. Ha, ha!