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sundowns1819A betting preview of the Absa Premiership matches taking place on Sunday 16th September including Amazulu v Sundowns, Black Leopards v Bloem Celtic and Highlands Park v Golden Arrows

 

 

 

Note, odds quoted are an approximate average of what was available at the time of writing but are subject to change.

 

Amazulu v Mamelodi Sundowns

Match Result Betting

Amazulu 11/4 Draw 2/1 Sundowns 12/10

Amazulu have taken 6 points from 4 league outings so far and all of those points are down to their home form. The KZN side have beaten Baroka (1-0) and Free State Stars (2-1) on home turf but they have failed to add to that tally on the road.

Sundowns have played just 3 league games so far and they return to action with 5 points against their name and just below their opponents here in the standings. Their only league win this season did come away from home, 2-0 at Polokwane whilst home fixtures against Chiefs and Highlands ended all square.

Downs won this fixture 3-1 last season but Amazulu upset them early in the campaign with a 2-1 victory in Tshwane.

Verdict:

Downs have been struggling to find the net and this is no easy task but I take them to edge it 1-0.

Bet: Correct score, Downs win 1-0 at 11/2

 

 

Black Leopards v Bloem Celtic

Match Result Betting

Leopards 2/1 Draw 2/1 Bloem Celtic 16/10

Black Leopards went into the international break in mid table, winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 1 of their first 4 matches since earning promotion last season. Their only win came on the opening weekend, 1-0 at home to Polokwane and they followed up with draws at Highlands and Chippa (both 2-2) and a 2-1 home defeat to Pirates.

Celtic are defying the doubters and flying high with a record of 3 wins and 1 draw. They won their first 3 outings of the season and then came from 2-0 down away to Chiefs to salvage a 2-2 draw. Celtic went into the international break in second spot, 1 point behind Wits who are in action earlier in the weekend.

Verdict:

Leopards have done pretty well so far and although Celtic have been in great shape I’m battling to name a winner. In view of that, the draw gets my vote.

Bet: Match result draw at 2/1

 

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Highlands Park v Golden Arrows

Match Result Betting

Highlands Park 15/10, Draw 2/1, Golden Arrows 43/20

Is the glass half full or half empty at Highlands? They have drawn all 4 of their matches including useful points from tough trips to Pirates and Sundowns and they also earned a point from a trip to Baroka. This is only their second home game since earning promotion and they let a 2-0 lead slip late on against Leopards (2-2) in the first outing on home turf.

Arrows are a point better off than Highlands. They did win their first match, 2-0 away to Maritzburg and also picked up a useful point in a dour 0-0 draw at Cape Town City. A home defeat to Celtic and a 1-1 draw with Polokwane most recently will be seen as a disappointing return but their better form has been shown on their travels.

Verdict:

Another tough call but with Highlands being the early season draw specialists it could pay to follow another share of the spoils.

Bet: Match result draw at 2/1

 

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