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SuperSport United vs Moroka Swallows 

This is going to be a tough game because Swallows always get an upper hand when they play against SuperSport United. And lately SuperSport hasn’t been playing well since beating Tuks and Chiefs.

They will have to play this match without their key player Edwin Gyimah. But since this is a cup game and SuperSport beat Swallows in the last Nedbank Cup game I will have to give this one to SuperSport. But it’s going to be tough.

Prediction: SuperSport 2 Moroka Swallows 1

Platinum Stars vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Platinum Stars have experienced players who are doing well and their defence with Benson Mhlongo and Elias Ngwepe is very solid. 

Vuyo Mere is dangerous on the right with his overlapping and crosses for the likes of Siphelele Mthembu and Robert Ngambi.

But the new Sundowns players came in and gelled very well. They are playing as a team and always look dangerous.

In the last game against Platinum Stars they scored first and that is their toughest game so far this season. But I will have to this one to Masandawana.  

Prediction: Platinum Stars 0 Mamelodi Sundowns 1

Free State Stars vs Kaizer Chiefs

Free State Stars' defence is a little bit shaky but they have two quality strikers (Camaldine Abraw and Abdul Basit Adam) who can cause problems for Chiefs.

But Chiefs look good especially in set pieces and this is one interesting match I’m looking forward to see. But I have to give it to Chiefs.

Prediction: Free State Stars 0 Kaizer Chiefs 2

Orlando Pirates vs Golden Arrows

I think Pirates will beat Arrows. Golden Arrows' defence is not impressive and Pirates always do well against them, but a lot will also depend on what happens in Tunisia. 

Prediction: Orlando Pirates 2 Arrows 0 


SuperSport United vs Moroka Swallows 

Playing home or away from home, Moroka Swallows is SuperSport United's hoodoo team.

This season the Birds have already recorded a win against SuperSport and nothing will change this time.

Edward Manqele and Lerato Chabangu are on fire and the SuperSport defence have their work cut out. 

Cavin Johnson started the season well but recently his side has been blowing hot and cold and will pay the price against Swallows.

Prediction: SuperSport 0 Moroka Swallows 1

Platinum Stars vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Platinum Stars is on form, there is no doubt about it and Issa Sarr, Siphelele Mthembu and Robert Ng’ambi have already caused harm against other PSL teams.

But against the new look and formidable Sundowns team they stand very little chance. The 4-0 demolition of Bloemfontein Celtic proved that when this Sundowns is on fire they are unstoppable.

Alje Schut will handle Mthembu while Bongani Zungu, Dove Wome and Cuthbert Malajila will be too much to handle for Platinum Stars. 

Prediction: Platinum Stars 0 Mamelodi Sundowns 2

Free State Stars vs Kaizer Chiefs

After the departure of key players last season, this season hasn’t been the best of starts for Free State Stars. But since Abdul Adam Basit hit form things have changed for the better for Steve Komphela’s side.

And playing against them is not a win sure case. But his goalkeeping department still remains a headache and this is when Knowledge Musona and Co. will capitalise.

Kaizer Chiefs transition – from defence to attack – will cause damage for Ea Lla Koto. 

Prediction: Free State Stars 1 Kaizer Chiefs 2

Orlando Pirates vs Golden Arrows

Orlando Pirates beat Golden Arrows on any given Sunday.

With the Kaizer Chiefs encounter coming three days before this match, Roger de Sa’s players will take the foot off the gas in this one.

But a solid win will be enough to see them through.

Prediction: Orlando Pirates 1 Arrows 0