Mamelodi Sundowns vs Supersport United Prediction: Pretoria Derby

 | March 12 24 | 

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It is a derby in the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria. It is not as celebrated at the Soweto Derby, but it features two heavy weights of South African football going head-to-head.

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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Supersport United Betting Tips

  • 3 Way – Mamelodi Sundowns 9/20 
  • Both Teams to score – No 63/100 
  • Total Goals – Over 2,5 97/100

3 Way – Mamelodi Sundowns 9/20

Since 2008 these two teams have met 40 times with Mamelodi Sundowns winning 23 matches, losing just 9 times to Supersport United. This fixture has been dominated by the team from Pretoria east while their counterparts from the west have lost not only matches to Mamelodi but even some of their best talents.

Supersport United have been on a poor run of form in all competitions. They have only registered a single win in their last seven matches. This is due to their poor performances in defense. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 20 matches in row. They have also been the first team to concede in 4 out of their last 5 matches.

Sundowns will be expected to win this match, especially when considering that they have not lost a match in their last 12 matches in all competitions. They are currently on a run of 5 wins in a row. They have been the team to beat this season, and this looks like another three points in the bag for Rhulani and his chargers.  

Both Teams to score – No 63/100

Considering that this past weekend was the Soweto derby. The significance of this, is that many fans and pundits had written Kaizer Chiefs off. In the match itself, not only did the Glamour Boys open the scoring they also were able to score a second goal against a team that many expected to win the match with ease.

The occasion may have motivated the players and pushed them to play as a team and put their differences aside. This might happen in the Pretoria Derby is a thought that crossed my mind as I was preparing and doing my research. However, one statistic stood out like a sore thumb.  

Mamelodi Sundowns have not conceded a goal to their cross-town rivals Supersport United since they met in the DSTV Premiership on Match Day 6 of the 22/23 season. Since than the teams have met twice and, on both occasions, Sundowns successfully kept a clean sheet and collected all three points. The run of bad results plus Mamelodi’s rock solid defense will be enough to keep a clean sheet on Tuesday evening.  

Total Goals – Over 2,5 97/100

Supersport is going 7 games without a clean sheet against Mamelodi Sundowns. In those 7 games, Mamelodi Sundowns were the first team to score in 6 of those matches. They also went on to be the first half winner in 5 out of those 7 games. Rhulani Mokeona is a master strategist, and he will look to maintain his unbeaten record in the DSTV Premiership. These two teams may divide into a city, but they do not divide opinion about who is the better side. 

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