The race for the PSL title is heating up. With only a half dozen games to go every point matters. Who goes into this weekend with the upper hand? Be it a favourable fixture, injuries, or form.
Highlands Parks v Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns come up against Highlands Park tonight. Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama has stated publicly that his team is not prepared to face Sundowns. Is he playing a Pitsoeque Jedi mind trick or is he simply telling the truth?
Sundowns will be without rights backs Thapelo Morena and Anele Ngcongca through injury. The Brazilians have not lost a competitive match to the Lions of the North but this won’t be an easy game. Highlands Park have talented players and are well-coached too.
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs play Polokwane City tomorrow afternoon. City is 14th on the table, level on points with 15th placed Amazulu. Chiefs will know their draw with Bidvest Wits during the week should have been a win. They may take out their frustrations on poor Polokwane City.
Ernst Middendorp and Itu Khune don’t seem to be getting along but Daniel Akpeyi has been doing a good job as Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper. Their main concerns lie with Leonardo Castro’s health.
Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits
The team that loses this game kisses PSL title race goodbye. A draw will have both teams being left behind in the last sprint to the championship. Orlando Pirates are coming off a dull draw with Sundowns during the week, Bidvest Wits also drew their first PSL game back from lockdown but their game had a bit more spice to it.
Both teams may be a little bit too far behind Chiefs and Sundowns at this stage but, if any of the two could string together a run of wins it would change the whole complexion of the PSL title race.
Pirates will still be without suspended Justin Shonga and Thembinkosi Lorch whilst we don’t know if Thabang Monare will start of WIts.
Who Has The Edge In This Round Of PSL Games?
The team with the biggest upside going to into this weekends games is Kaizer Chiefs. They do have concerns over the health of a key player but they have the easiest fixture. Polokwane City are proficient in conceding goals. They have the third-worst defensive record in the league. No game is ever a walk-over in the Premiership but I like Kaizer Chief’s chances.