Bidvest Wits vs Golden Arrows

BidVest Stadium | Tuesday 28th August 2013 | 19:30 | ABSA Premiership

To Win (90 Min)
Bidvest Wits 7/10
Golden Arrows 4/1
Draw 23/10

Although both teams are coming off draws in their opening games, last season’s performances could not have been more different.

Arrows struggled, eventually escaping relegation, whilst Wits had a stellar run finishing fourth.

Wits, however, looked rusty in their opening game. Gavin Hunt has shown his mettle in seasons past and I highly respect his pedigree, but he’s got a lot to prove at Wits.

There’s not much in their strongest starting XI to excite me, and I doubt the calibre of players he has can match their showing last season.

They did notch up a good 3-0 win in the MTN8 however, albeit to a weak Bloem Celtic side.

This was followed on Sunday with a lacklustre semi-final first leg, going down 4-2 to a spirited Platinum Stars side.

Golden Arrows are in a similar predicament this season, with no new significant recruitments in place to improve on their poor showing last season.

This means this fixture could either be a scrappy affair or an absolute goal fest at both ends. Having said all this, the stats show something more convincing, and really this is what we have to go on in a game of this nature.

Betting Prediction:
The last time Arrows beat Wits was back in 2008, and with that in mind you have to look to the home side to keep the unbeaten record going. The draw at 23/10 looks great value, with Wits at 7/10 being too short for my liking.