Mamelodi Sundowns vs Platinum Stars

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

To Win (90 Min)
Sundowns 1/1
Platinum Stars 28/10
Draw 21/10

These are two teams with heaps of potential this season, making this the clash of the gameweek.

Downs impressed last time out with a convincing 3-1 win away at Bloem Celtic, never an easy place to play.

And with guys like Katlego Mashego and Surprise Moriri not even in the starting XI that day, they seem to have built a great squad during the off-season. Bongani Zungu is also going to be one to watch.

With a strike force that strong and guys like Teko Modise controlling the midfield, they’re always going to be a threat.

Although Stars played out a tame draw at home, they should bring more to this fixture, and will be looking to Mogakolodi Ngele to get back to last season’s form.

They had a convincing 3-0 win against FSS in the MTN8, followed by a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Wits in the 1st semi final on Sunday.

Betting Prediction:
This game will be tighter than the betting suggests, with Downs at evens to win it being the way I’d go, purely based on their opening fixture coupled with the fact that Stars may be a bit fatigued having played a strenuous 90 minutes just three days prior.

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