AmaZulu vs Black Aces

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Princess Magogo Stadium  | 19:30 | Tuesday 27th August 2013

To Win (90 Min)
AmaZulu 12/10
Black Aces 22/10
Draw 21/10

Usuthu were the upset winners in the first round of fixtures, with an impressive 1-0 away win over Orlando Pirates; the first of its kind in 20 years for the men from Kwa-Zulu Natal.

This win, however, highlights my initial concerns.

Although Bucs had many chances to draw level and possibly win it, their lack of focus ahead of some big games outside of the league was evident, which dents the value of the feat somewhat. This means that hosting Black Aces in Durban is set to be a tougher task than it first looks.

Despite going down at home to the league champions, Aces made Chiefs work hard for their three points. A late appeal against his seemingly ridiculous 12-month ban saw Mabhuti Khenyeza start, and put in a notably passionate performance for Aces.

If it weren’t for goalkeeper extraordinaire Itumeleng Khune, he would’ve been on the score sheet that night.

Should Aces repeat this performance away on Tuesday night, we could well see the points being shared.

AmaZulu have what it takes to win it, but it could well come down to chances being taken and which goalkeeper turns up to save his team.

Betting Prediction:
With AmaZulu at 12/10 for the win, I’d rather see myself backing the draw at a very healthy 21/10.