Downs already at halfway tally to be champions

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns could win their fifth consecutive title with so much ease considering their already impressive points tally.

Sundowns may have failed to win in their last two league matches while conceding for the first time this season on Wednesday, but they have already pocketed half of the points that could win them their fifth consecutive league title.

Only eleven games (which is just over a third of the season) have been played so far but the 27 points that Sundowns have already banked accounts for half of what has been needed to win the championship before.

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In the 2007/08 season, SuperSport United won the league with 54 points, which is exactly double what The Brazilians have from the 11 games that they have played to date.

At the end of that season, Matsatsantsa had won 16, drawn six and lost eight pushing them top of the standings in a season in which Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates all didn’t challenge for the league.

If Sundowns is to win the league this season on the same tally as SuperSport did then Sundowns might only need less than half of the 57 points left to play for to be champions again.

The Brazilians have 19 league games to play – eight of which they will play before the end of the year with domestic football then set to go on a 'soft' break in January.

In February, Sundowns will begin their group stages campaign in the CAF Champions League in between which they will play the remainder of their games on the domestic front.

Sundowns have been cruising this season with eight wins and three draws from the eleven games played to date and already enjoy a six-point lead at the top having played a game less.

They have won the league in six out of the last eight seasons and will be on to their fifth title this term.

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