Football Betting Tips
Platinum Stars who are in 15th place on the Absa Premiership standings, face an Orlando Pirates side brimming with confidence following their 2-1 victory over AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium, in Durban, on Wednesday. Dikwena could only manage a 1-1 draw in their tie against Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, but will hope to bounce back against Buccaneers on Saturday, February 14. Following their come-from-behind smash and grab in their league fixture against Usuthu, the Buccaneers are aiming to pick up where they left off in their encounter against their so-called ‘hoodoo’ team.
Mpumalanga Black Aces and SuperSport United will be keen to get back to winning ways when the two sides meet in an Absa Premiership fixture at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, February 14. The tie will see former Bafana Bafana coaches facing off against each other. AmaZayoni clawed back from 1-0 down in their last league match at Platinum Stars to draw 1-1 , through a terrific strike by Aubrey Ngoma. The shared points saw Clive Barker’s side stretch their winless run in the league to four matches. Matsatsantsa a Pitori let slip of a 2-0 first half lead, as Free State Stars pegged back to earn a hard fought 2-2 draw. Since 1990, the two sides have met 19 times in head-to-head stats. AmaZayoni have clinched nine wins compared to five for Matsatsantsa. Five matches have ended in draws. Earlier this season, Collins Mbesuma and Ngoma were on target for Aces when they claimed a 2-1 away against Gordon Igesund.
FA Cup holders, Arsenal host Championship leaders, Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, February 15, in the FA Cup fifth round tie. The Gunners won the FA Cup last season after a long run of nine trophyless years when they came from 2-0 down to claim a sensational 3-2 victory over Hull City. Arsene Wenger's side will go out to see that they put another foot forward in their bid to retain their trophy. Boro are looking to produce another major shock after they knocked out Premier League champions, Manchester City in the fourth round.
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PLATINUM STARS V ORLANDO PIRATES
League position: Stars 15th and Pirates 4th
Useful facts: In another important game for Stars, they will be faced with a tough clash against a Bucs side looking to have a big 2015. Tlou Segolela may get the chance to play against his former employers. This matchup is always a lively affair and could be decided by an odd goal.
Musa Bilankulu: Pirates win.
MPUMALANGA BLACK ACES V SUPERSPORT UNITED
League position: Aces 9th and United 11th
Useful facts: Aces welcome United to Mpumalanga in this Absa Premiership clash. Amazayoni like to try and play good football, which could pose a test for SuperSport. The performance of new signings like Kingston Nkhatha, Daine Klate and Jeremy Brockie may will likely fall under the microscope. Expect an entertaining match.
Musa Bilankulu: SuperSport should win this one.
ARSENAL V MIDDLESBROUGH
League position: Arsenal 6th and Boro 3rd (in English Championship)
Useful facts: In this FA Cup fifth round tie, Arsenal welcomes second tier side Middlesbrough to the Emirates Stadium. Boro have done well in cup competitions this season, having dispatched Manchester City in an earlier round. The Gunners could face a stiff test in London.
Musa Bilankulu: Arsenal win.