The first legs of the MTN 8 semi-finals will kick off with Kaizer Chiefs going head-to-head with Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on 2 September while the defending champions Orlando Pirates will visit Stellenbosch FC on 3 September. Here is a preview of the upcoming MTN 8 action.

Kaizer Chiefs 2/1 | Draw 2/1 | Mamelodi Sundowns 13/10

Kaizer Chiefs have come out short in all three of their previous clashes against Sundown, they will use this match to bounce back to their winning ways and avoid a fourth consecutive defeat against Masandawana. This is a must-win match for Amakhosi to be able to move a step closer towards ending the eight years trophy drought. Chiefs will rely on the experience of Edson Castillo, Ashley Dupreez, and Pule Mmodi to secure a win.

Mamelodi Sundowns booked their place in the semi finals after defeating Moroka Swallows 1-0. They are the favourites to win this clash as they are yet to taste defeat this season in all competitions. For this clash, I am backing Mamelodi Sundowns to win at 13/10


Stellenbosch 22/10 | Draw 2/1 | Orlando Pirates 12/10

The Stellies shocked the Soweto Giants by defeating them 1-0 in their league opener and will be hoping for similar results in this clash. They have proven to be a team not to be taken lightly this season as they have defeated some formidable teams including Supersport United in the quarterfinals. Steve Barker’s men should avoid a defeat at home as a win in Pirates’ backyard will not be easy.

Orlando Pirates demolished Sekhukhune united 5-0 to reach the semis and will be out to avenge themselves after suffering a 1-0 loss in their previous game against Steve Barker’s men. The Buccaneers have not been shy when it comes to scoring as they have scored over twelve goals in their last six goals and an away goal, or a win will put them in an advantageous position ahead of the second leg. I tip Orlando Pirates to win at 12/10

Siphesihle Soni (@siphesihlesoni)