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MTN8 Tactical Preview – Sundowns Win To Zero & Under 1.5 For CTC v Swallows

We chatted to coach and analyst Grant de Smidt, he previews each team from a tactical standpoint and predicts how both matches will play out.

The first leg of the MTN8 semifinals is on this weekend as Sundowns take on Golden Arrows and Cape Town City face Swallows FC. Abafana bes’thende will host Amasandawana at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday while Swallows FC travels to the Mother City to face the Citizens at Athlone Stadium. The kickoff time is 15:00 for both matches.

We chatted to coach and analyst Grant de Smidt, he previews each team from a tactical standpoint and predicts how both matches will play out.

Talking Points

  • Sundowns attack and selection
  • Masandawana lack of goal threat but impenetrable defence
  • Arrows counter-attack and key players
  • Sundowns to win and keep a clean sheet
  • Cape Town City working on their defence
  • City’s injuries affecting attacking options
  • Swallows a tough nut to crack

Siphamandla Lindwa is a sports writer and a publisher for Bet Central at Bet.co.za. He obtained a B-Tech in Sports Management from Tshwane University of Technology. When not writing sports content, Sipha scouts talent and networks for his future Sports Management agency.

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