Absa Premiership, Sunday 7th October


Absa Premiership football heads into an international break with a big game between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits on Sunday and we also take a look at Golden Arrows home game against Black Leopards


Mamelodi Sundowns v Bidvest Wits

This is the game of the weekend and the last one before a break for international football. It’s also an opportunity for Sundowns to make up some ground on Wits who came into the weekend program at the top of the standings. Downs are 6 points behind the Clever Boys but they do have 2 games in hand and with a record of 2 wins and 4 draws they are the only unbeaten side in the top flight. This is only the third home game of the season for Sundowns who have drawn both of their previous matches in front of their own supporters, 1-1 with Chiefs and 0-0 with Highlands

Wits returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win at Cape Town City in midweek. Depending on how Saturday’s results go they may well have lost top spot but victory here would certainly result in them going into the break in pole position. Their away record is rock solid with 3 wins and 1 draw.

Last season Sundowns won both head to heads by a 2-0 scoreline.

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Sundowns evens

Draw 43/20

Wits 32/10

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Suggested bet: Wits win at 32/10

It takes a brave punter to back against Downs but Wits have been excellent on the road and they might just catch Sundowns out here at a nice price.


Golden Arrows v Black Leopards

Arrows picked up a more than useful point in a 0-0 draw at Pirates in midweek but it’s now 7 matches since they last won. A 2-0 victory away at Maritzburg was followed by 4 draws and 3 defeats and they have failed to score in their last 3 outings.

Leopards ground out a much needed victory in their midweek fixture, 1-0 at home to Baroka. They now have 8 points from 7 matches and away from home they have played out 2-2 draws at Highlands Park and Chippa before crashing 4-0 at Supersport.

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Arrows 13/10

Draw 19/10

Leopards 51/20

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Suggested bet: Match result draw at 19/10

It’s hard to find too much confidence in either side and we will sit on the fence and call the draw.