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DStv Premiership Betting Guide: Weekend Action

10 teams are in action this coming weekend in the DSTV Premiership, with a Cape derby kicking off the action on Friday night.

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10 teams are in action this coming weekend in the DSTV Premiership, with a Cape derby kicking off the action on Friday night. Chiefs and Pirates are the headline teams for Saturday, with another derby (in KZN) closing up the weekend on Sunday. Below is a betting guide to help make sense of the statistical context in some games. Enjoy.

Stellenbosch (4th) v Cape Town City (2nd)

Both of these sides are performing quite well at the moment. Cup finalists Stellenbosch are unbeaten in eight games across competitions, while their only loss in the last 10 games came to Sundowns. City are on an incredible run themselves, with six wins from six setting a new club record for Tinkler’s men. It is hard to find a reason why this won’t be a free-flowing affair full of goals. Even harder when you consider how Over 4.5 were scored in this fixture last time out. Although Stellies have enjoyed the better results in this derby, they’ve never met a City team in such good form.

4 – Cape Town City has failed to score in just 4 games this season, with Sundowns (0) the only team with fewer blanks.

You can bet on both sides to score

You can bet on Over 3.5 goals

Polokwane City (10th) v Kaizer Chiefs (8th)

It’s a home game for Polokwane City, but one can expect Chiefs fans to paint the town gold and black come Saturday afternoon. Life back in the top-flight has been decent to Rise & Shine, who sit level on points with Chiefs 13 games into the season. Yet a barren run has caught them off late, resulting in (or maybe as a consequence of) unexpected mid-season coaching changes at the club. You’d expect Chiefs to have enough here, with Clinton Larsen now six weeks into one of the most demanding jobs in the land. He was Polokwane City’s coach the last time Chiefs played City in the bio-bubble.

1/7 – Historically, Chiefs have lost just one of seven away games played against Polokwane City in the league, winning two and drawing the other four.

You can bet on Under 2.5 goals

You can bet on a Chiefs win or draw

Orlando Pirates v TS Galaxy

How good is Evidence Makgopa at the moment? The young striker is thriving in his new leading role for Jose Riveiro’s side and has scored three in five league games since the beginning of November. Pirates’ struggle for goals has been covered on these pages many times (they had not scored Over 1.5 goals from open play since mid-September – 13 games until the last match). Yet, there is a certain level of comfort in their home performances that leaves one wondering how they have not scored more. Despite reaching the Carling Cup final via an away win, the less said about their visitors’ away form the better.

0 – Galaxy are one of only two teams yet to win away from home in the league this season (P5 W0 D1 L4), a record they share with bottom-of-the-table Cape Town Spurs.

Plus, they have just one away league win all year (P13 W1 D5 L7)

You can bet on a Pirates win

You can bet on Over 1.5 goals for Orlando Pirates

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