04 February 2020, by: Leonard Solms

Nedbank Cup Preview: Round of 32

Last season saw TS Galaxy stun South Africa by claiming Nedbank Cup glory with a 1-0 final win over Kaizer Chiefs.

This year’s round of 32 kicks off on 5 February with Dan Malesela’s side seeking another upset. We offer you our thoughts on the key clashes across the round.


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Chippa United vs. TS Galaxy (Wednesday 5 February, 19:30)

Dan Malesela faces the club which unceremoniously sacked him twice as the Chilli Boys host the defending Nedbank Cup champions in Port Elizabeth.

Chippa have impressed since Norman Mapeza took charge, but they have often struggled to find the net.

TS Galaxy are struggling to escape the First Division relegation scrap and could use a break from league action.

Ultimately, Chippa should be too strong for their visitors in this one and are tipped to find their goalscoring form and come away with a comfortable win.

Prediction: Chippa United Win 2-0

Suggested BET: Chippa to win 0.90


Kaizer Chiefs vs. Royal Eagles (Saturday 8 February, 18:00)

Last year’s beaten finalists, Kaizer Chiefs, have a point to prove and kick off their campaign with a seemingly straightforward match against Royal Eagles at FNB Stadium.

Royal Eagles have lost three straight matches at the time of writing, conceding 11 goals along the way.

We could see a big score here with Chiefs players hungry to stake their claims for starting spots and therefore going full speed ahead.

Prediction: Kaizer Chiefs Win 5-0

Suggested BET: Chiefs to win and over 3.5 goals


Mamelodi Sundowns vs. SuperSport United (Saturday 8 February, 20:15)

In four Tshwane derbies this season, Mamelodi Sundowns lead SuperSport United by two wins to one. Matsatsantsa have a score to settle and will be going out guns blazing in an attempt to do so.

Sundowns having been linked with the likes of Aubrey Modiba, Bradley Grobler and Teboho Mokoena adds extra spice to this clash.

Sundowns are tipped to just get over the line at Loftus Versfeld with their tremendous squad depth counting in their favour.

Prediction: 2-2 Draw, Mamelodi Sundowns Win on Penalties

Suggested BET: BTTS and over 2.5 goals


Orlando Pirates vs. Bidvest Wits (Sunday 9 February, 15:00)

Orlando Pirates seek to continue their tremendous form against league title challengers Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium.

Gabadinho Mhango is leading a surge up the table for Pirates and will be looking to extend his fine form to torment former club Wits in the Nedbank Cup.

Wits were recently dumped out of the CAF Confederation Cup and lost 2-0 to Cape Town City in the league. Also, they will play this game only three days after facing Black Leopards. As a result, Pirates are likely to claim this one.

Prediction: Orlando Pirates Win 2-0

Suggested BET: Pirates to win


Full last 32 fixture list

February 5:

19h30 – Chippa United vs TS Galaxy (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium)

February 6:

19h30 – Ajax CT vs TS Sporting (Athlone Stadium)

Quick pick: Ajax CT to win at 0.35

February 7:

20h00 – Stellenbosch vs Maritzburg United (Athlone Stadium)

Quick pick: Maritzburg to win 1.10

February 8:

15h00 – Passion FC vs Real Kings (Kameelrivier Stadium)

Quick pick: Real Kings to win at 0.40

15h00 – Bloem Celtic vs AmaZulu (Dr Molemela Stadium)

Quick pick: Celtic to win at 0.40

15h00 – Amavarara vs Super Eagles (Sisa Dukashe Stadium)

Quick pick: Under 2.5

15h00 – Vaal University vs Golden Arrows (Dobsonville Stadium)

Quick pick: Arrows to win at 0.30

18h00 – Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal Eagles (FNB Stadium)

20h15 – Mamelodi Sundowns vs SuperSport (Loftus Versfeld)

20h15 – Highlands Park vs Uthongathi (Makhulong Stadium)

Quick pick: Draw at 2.45

February 9:

5h00 – Jomo Cosmos vs Hungry Lions (Olen Park Stadium)

Quick pick: Cosmos to win at 0.90

15h00 – Orlando Pirates vs Bidvest Wits (Orlando Stadium)

15h00 – Black Leopards vs NW University (Thohoyandou Stadium)

Quick pick: Leopards to win and over 2.5 goals

15h00 – Mbombela United vs CT City (Kanyamazane Stadium)

Quick pick: CT City to win at 0.70

February 11:

19h30 – Zizwe United vs Happy Wanderers (Athlone Stadium)

19h30 – Polokwane City vs Baroka (New Peter Mokaba Stadium)


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