Polokwane City and Mamelodi Sundowns will meet in bottom of the PSL log vs top of the PSL standings clash at Loftus Versveld on Wednesday. Kick off is at 18:00 South African time.
Polokwane have gone five matches without a win and sit in last place on the PSL log after they could only manage a goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on 30 August. Rise and Shine have claimed 17 points from 14 home matches so far this season.
Sundowns suffered their fifth defeat of the season and missed out on the chance to take charge of the title race when they were beaten 1-0 at by Baroka on 30 August. The Brazilians have claimed 23 points from 14 away matches in the 2019/20 campaign.
Fellow title chasers, Kaizer Chiefs, are also in action on Wednesday. The Brazilians and Amakhosi are level on 53 points each on the PSL standings, with the Soweto giants ahead on goal difference with two matches to go.
Polokwane City vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Prediction
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The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and Sundowns have met in 13 league matches since 2013/14. The Brazilians have claimed seven wins compared to three for Rise and Shine, while three games have been drawn. The Limpopo side has recorded two wins from their six matches as hosts in the rivalry, suffering four defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season, at Loftus Versfeld in December 2019, Sundowns claimed a 1-0 home win thanks to a late goal from Sibusiso Vilakazi.
There have been more goals in the first half in 57% of Mamelodi Sundowns’ league away games this season and they have scored before half-time in their last four away games. Although, with the bio bubble approach the PSL has taken, the venue is essentially a ‘home’ match for Sundowns.
Polokwane City vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Live score and result
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