Cape Town City vs Supersport United Prediction: It is second vs third in the DSTV Premiership.

 | February 27 24 | 

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Two teams who are playing for second spot in the DSTV Premiership lock horns in a must win encounter for both sides. Win this game and take the second spot but lose this game and you are left vulnerable to dropping down to fourth.  

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Both Teams to Score – Yes 99/100

Supersport United has the league’s second-best offense behind cross town rivals Mamelodi Sundowns. Their weakest point is in defense where they have struggled to keep things together, conceding 20 goals in 17 matches. This makes them the leagues 5th worst defense in the DSTV Premiership with Royal AM, Richards Bay FC, Golden Arrows, and Cape Town Spurs registering more goals conceded than Supersport United.  

Cape Town City have enjoyed a good season defensively only conceding 12 goals, placing them joint second as the best defense in the league alongside Kaizer Chiefs, TS Galaxy, and Swallows. They have also been competent in attack, scoring 19 goals in 17 matches, making them the league’s 5th best attack. They have had a balanced approach to this season, excelling both in attack and defense.

With the second spot on the line, both teams will be playing with an extra level of motivation. Expect a tactical master class.  

Total Goals – Over 1,5 11/25

This fixture in the past four encounters has end with a goal on the scoresheet. On two occasions this game ended with over 1,5 goals on the score sheet. With the most recent encounter ending in a one all draw that went out to penalties in the Nedbank cup. while Supersport United have one eye on the CAF Confederations Cup and the Nedbank Cup. Cape Town City has only the league to worry about. regardless of how the result will go, both these teams have goals in them and will find the net in this fixture.  

 

HT-FT – Draw/Home 34/1

Cape Town City is a team that has a neck for finding their goals late in matches. They have done it 5 times this season with 5 goals scored in the last 15 minutes of the match. They were also deadly right at the end of the first half scoring 7 goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half. That is the same number of goals scored by log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns in the same interval. 

Supersport United also scored the bulk of their goals in the last 15 minutes of the 90. They scored 8 goals in the last 15 minutes, that is the highest of any team in the league this season. If this match is to have a winner, the decisive strike is likely to come in the last 15 minutes of the match.  

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