On the 30th of December, an exhilarating match is set to occur in the South African Premier League. Teams Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City will face each other.
Mamelodi Sundowns, in the 2023/2024 season, holds the top spot in the league table after playing 12 matches. The team encountered a stalemate against Swallows FC with a score of 0:0 in their recent match on 27th December. Throughout the season, the team showcases sensational results, having won 11 games and lost only 1, with a goal difference of 23:3 and adding 34 points to their tally in the league standings. The team has proved itself with consistent performance and an ongoing winning streak, securing 4 victories in a row before the last match. Swallows FC stands at the 9th position in the league, winning 5 games, losing 5 and scoring 19 points from their 14 played games.
Polokwane City emerged victorious against Chippa United with a scoreline 2:1 in their latest encounter on 23rd December. Polokwane City holds the 7th position in the PSL tournament table. The team has played a total of 15 games, where they triumphed in 5, conceded defeat in 5 and ended 5 games in a draw. With a total goal score of 12-14, as of now, Polokwane has earned 20 points. The team's form in the last 5 games panned out as follows: 1 victory and 2 draws. Chippa United occupies the 12th spot on the tournament's table. They've played 15 matches so far in which they have achieved 4 victories and lost 5 times, thereby accumulating 18 points.
Mamelodi Sundowns has won 9 out of 17 head-to-head encounters against Polokwane, and their superb performance in the new season, dropping points for the first time only in the last match. My prediction is for Mamelodi to win in both the first half and the match.