PSL Preview, Wednesday 9 January


There are 2 live PSL matches taking place on Wednesday night and we take a look at them from a betting angle


Bidvest Wits v Kaizer Chiefsclick here to bet

At the time of writing Bidvest Wits are top of the table on 33 points from their 16 matches, 5 clear of their nearest rivals, Pirates.  They are unbeaten in their last 5 matches, winning 4 and drawing 1 and most recently beat Free State Stars 2-1 on the road.  Wits haven’t been that impressive at home winning 4 of their 8 fixtures and 50% of their home games have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers.

Chiefs are sitting mid-table and have only won 1 of their last 4 matches, most recently going down 2-1 at home to Sundowns.  They have won 2 of 8 away matches but have only taken 1 point from the last 9 they have played for on the road.  3 of the last 5 Chiefs away matches have had 3 goals or more in them.


Suggested Bet: Wits win at 17/20.

Wits won the reverse fixture 3-1 earlier this season and I see nothing in Kaizer Chiefs current form to suggest they can halt the table toppers.


Maritzburg United v Free State Stars –  click here to bet

Maritzburg are bottom of the table with just 1 victory in their 15 starts and they have lost their last 3 matches in succession including going down 2-0 at Golden Arrows last time out.  They have yet to win at home this season with 6 draws and 2 defeats and there has been a total of 9 goals in the Maritzburg United 8 home matches.

Free State Stars sit just outside the relegation zone in 14th and they have lost their last 4 matches on the trot, most recently been beaten 2-1 at home by wits.  They have the worst away record in the League and have yet to win in 7 starts and 3 of the 7 Stars away matches have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers.


Suggested bet:  Maritzburg United win at 15/10.

There is not a lot of evidence to support this bet at this point, however I can’t get it out of my head how strong Maritzburg were at home last season and surely it is a matter of time before they claim a home win.


Prices correct at time of posting but are subject to change