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Weekend PSL Predictions Zola Doda

Posted: 20 September 2013 Time: 16:00’s Zola Doda is sure to take a flurry of abuse as he gives his predictions for the seven matches involving South Africans clubs this weekend.

CAF Champions League
Orlando Pirates vs Al-Ahly
Forget the Soweto Derby; this is by far the most important match for Orlando Pirates this season. With one foot on the semifinals and carrying the hopes of the country, the Buccaneers will run riot against the Egyptian side at home. Roger de Sa was clever when he rested key players like Lucky Lekgwathi, Lennox Bacela and Daine Klate for the recent League match against Plokwane City, so when he unleashes them against Ahly, they will be fresh and raring to go. The fact Ahly have already qualified could pose some danger as it will allow the Egyptians to play without pressure and apply their natural and deadly passing game. However, whis will not be enough to stop Pirates from winning the match.
Prediction: Orlando Pirates 3 Al-Ahly 1

Absa Premiership
Kaizer Chiefs vs Platinum Stars
Platinum Stars have picked up from where they left off last season, dishing out solid performances in both the League and MTN8. With one eye on the Soweto Derby 48 hours later, this is not the best time for Kaizer Chiefs to play the in-form Dikwena. Stuart Baxter will face selection headaches with the second MTN8 in the back of his mind, but for Stars, who are 4-2 up against Bidvest Wits, there are no such issues.
Prediction: Kaizer Chiefs 0 Platinum Stars 1

Moroka Swallows vs Maritzburg United
Except for one blip when they lost 1-0 to AmaZulu, Moroka Swallows have been in red-hot form, with Edward Manqele banging in four goals so far. Ernst Middendorp’s side have been blowing hot and cold this season and are yet to score on the road, so Swallows should cruise this one.
Prediction: Moroka Swallows 2 Maritzburg United 0

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bidvest Wits
Pitso Mosimane’s newly-assembled team has been gelling nicely with Dove Wome, Bongani Zungu, Cuthbert Malajila and Khama Billiat proving exactly why the club splashed the cash on them. The Brazilians have gained confidence with every match they’ve played, but it won’t be as easy against a stubborn Wits side coached by Gavin Hunt. The Students are yet to lose a match in the League this season, but their inability to score goals might cost them.
Prediction: Mamelodi Sundowns 2 Bidvest Wits 1

AmaZulu vs SuperSport United
Craig Roslee’s side has been surprisingly good this season and big wins against Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows have boosted morale. Matsatsantsa are coming off a loss against Swallows and won’t find it any easier in Durban.
Prediction: AmaZulu 2 SuperSport United 1

University of Pretoria vs Golden Arrows
After a great debut season when they finished inside the top eight, University of Pretoria are going through sophomore jinx. This season hasn’t great for them, but Golden Arrows have been no better. Coach Manqoba Mngqithi has yet to settle on his team and dressing unrest between youngsters and senior players have spilt into the public domain.
Prediction: University of Pretoria 1 Golden Arrows 1

Polokwane City vs Ajax Cape Town
After losing key players and a long break which lasted a month, Muhsin Ertugral’s ‘young chickens’ have had a tough start to the season. But they looked really good in the draw against Mamelodi Sundowns during the week and should leave coachless and winless Polokwane City with three points in the bag.
Prediction: Polokwane City 0 Ajax Cape Town 2

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posted: 2013-09-20 14:08:08

Zola I think  the zebra will win this one

posted: 2013-09-20 14:08:38

Zola u r right, if I were betting I would take ur predictions

posted: 2013-09-20 14:09:10

Mmmh, interesting to note that u reckon Chiefs wil loose bcoz they hav one eye on the derby while on the other hand u think the Rats wil easily beat Al Ahly...Supersport wil beat Amazulu, Swallows wil loose against Munited and Univ. Of Pretoria wil win against Arrows..

posted: 2013-09-20 14:09:50

mnalo r u sure, it looks like P S r still or more deadly than last time

posted: 2013-09-20 14:10:51

DizaNombewu I also think Supersport ll win

Caf Champ Marapo
posted: 2013-09-20 14:12:32

I will never take these Kickoff journos seriously at any time. When the season started they ran naked here predicting Kaizoo to win any trophy on offer. The likes of Zola Doda were more excited that they even predicted Chiefs to win the league and get relegated at the same time.

posted: 2013-09-20 14:18:20

Ok tell me when is the right time to play stars? mxm Khosi till he defy law of nature and starts teething

Superbrand Treble champ
posted: 2013-09-20 14:19:31

mduduzindaba71 mnalo I think this will be a high scoring game if Chimps wont play 5 defenders and that javelin stupid football. Platinum stars are an attacking side.

Superbrand Treble champ
posted: 2013-09-20 14:19:55

I think Pirates will win 1-0

posted: 2013-09-20 14:22:30

It will be a one-sided  affair  zebras  going to be whipped

posted: 2013-09-20 14:23:27

Zebras will loose and Stew Baxcow will be escorted out of the stadium by the police. As for Dunusa and Rats they will only play draws

posted: 2013-09-20 14:25:16

Predictions i know 4 sure that Zola is always spot on them lets wiat n c

posted: 2013-09-20 14:25:17

Kaizer Chiefs will loose but Rats will win huh? Really now? Interesting, Or Zola Doda r u afraid of unpatriotic Rats fans who might hurl insults at u, accusing u of being unpatriotic? huh? Look who is taking? Some journalists use emotions to predict jeses, Pride is at stake for full stomach Al Ahly players and Al Ahly wouldn't want to loose flukefully againast a team that was abused by Drogba NCOWlula and Maluti Primary sCOWhool. This Zola Doda must be fired for giving us wrong predictions deliberately. 

Chiefs will win both saturday and tuesdays games and Rats will loose 2 cups in the space of two days. Roba jesa will be persecuted by this bunch of crazy Rats fans and Ruud COWrol chorus will be reversed and CV COOKer (as rats fans say) will be smiling all the way to drawing board.

Anyway, I'm a shrewd fan of the most supported team in Africa.

posted: 2013-09-20 14:26:55

I really don't care about the score for my team OP, what I really care about is to see us going through to the semis even if it means we played a draw and Zamalek beats AC Leopards, that will be enough for me.

But I will be happy if we go to the semis with a win over Al Ahly as we don't want to depend on the other game to go through.

I'm sure my boys will give 150% for this one and we wallop the seed of Pharaoh, so that the Buccaneers can also be written about in the bible.

Siyabangena !!!!

My Skin Is Black !!  

PapaThabi aka @tgmlive
posted: 2013-09-20 14:28:04

"Roger de Sa was clever when he rested key players like Lucky Lekgwathi, Lennox Bacela and Daine Klate for the recent League match against Plokwane City, so when he unleashes them against Ahly, they will be fresh and raring to go. " 

That was wise move. But the biggest blunder he did was to play Jali. Knowing very well that Bibo is not match fit. Now we stuck with Masalesa. In a must win game. I would have preferred to have Jali. 

true bucaneer
posted: 2013-09-20 14:29:28

All I know is dat bucs will win,I don't know the score bt even a 1:0 will b gud enough 4 us,up the bucs,izinja ze diski

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-09-20 14:30:09

Yes forget the Soweto derby- when there is an African derby!

posted: 2013-09-20 14:31:30

@pundit  zebras are known for up filling stadiums wat happend in your last two games u know very well that the two soweto giants are scared of being whipped thats the reasoning behind that but u a bound to go and watch wats in store for u on tuesday this coming weekend

posted: 2013-09-20 14:33:28


Captain Blackbeard
posted: 2013-09-20 14:43:28

I predict a 1-0 win for the Mighty BUCS.... In Orlando Pirates I believe, we are going through to semifinals of the ACL. Up The BUCS....

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