The defending champions wish to mark their return to PSL motion with a win as they play their first home league sport since February 17

Stellenbosch FC are set to play hosts to Mamelodi Sundowns on the Danie Craven Stadium in a PSL encounter on Saturday afternoon.

Stellies are brimming with confidence having recorded their second successive victory within the league after they claimed a 3-1 win over Baroka FC away in midweek.

The victory boosted Stelllenbosch’s hopes of ending within the prime eight this season as they’re positioned ninth on the league standings – 4 factors behind eighth-placed Cape City Metropolis.

Coach Steve Barker’s facet will probably be up in opposition to an in-form Sundowns crew that has received eight video games in a row throughout all competitions together with Wednesday’s 4-Zero win over Polokwane Metropolis within the Nedbank Cup Final 16 sport.

Masandawana’s hole on the prime of the league standings has been lowered to at least one level by joint second-placed Lamontville Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates, however Sundowns have three video games in hand.

Barker’s counterpart, Manqoba Mngqithi will probably be decided to make sure Masandawana preserve their unbeaten document within the league this weekend.

Sport Stellenbosch FC v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date Saturday, March 13
Time 13:00 SA Time

TV Channel, Dwell Rating & How To Watch

The sport will probably be proven stay on SuperSport TV channel 202

On-line Streaming TV Channel Now App SuperSport TV’s PSL channel 202

Squads & Group Information

Steve Barker, Stellenbosch coach, December 2021

Stellenbosch haven’t reported any accidents of their camp forward of their conflict with Sundowns and they don’t have suspension considerations.

Barker will as soon as once more look to in-form ahead Ashley Du Preez, who has scored in his final two league matches in opposition to Cape City Metropolis and Baroka.

A victory over Sundowns will see Stellies stay ninth on the league standings, however they are going to be some extent behind eighth-placed Metropolis.

Manqoba Mngqithi, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2020

In the meantime, Sundowns are anticipated to be with out defender Brian Mandela, who continues to be injured and the Chloorkop-based membership does not have suspension considerations.

Mngqithi will pin Masandawana’s hopes of securing a win in Stellenbosch on red-hot striker Peter Shalulile, who has scored in every of his final 4 video games for the Tshwane giants.

The Brazilians will open a 4 factors hole on the prime of the league standings in the event that they safe a victory over Stellies.

Match Preview

Stellenbosch have collected 9 factors from eight residence matches within the league this time period and their final consequence as hosts was a 3-1 defeat to Lamontville Golden Arrows final month.

Whereas Sundowns have accrued 15 factors from seven away matches within the league this season and they edged out Black Leopards 2-1 of their final sport on the street two months in the past.

In head-to-head stats because the 2019/20 marketing campaign, Stellenbosch and Sundowns have clashed in three league matches.

Masandawana boast an undefeated document in opposition to Stellies having registered three victories in opposition to the Western Cape facet. 

Sundowns thrashed Stellies 3-Zero within the first spherical league encounter in Tshwane in November 2020.

The 2 groups additionally met within the Nedbank Cup Final 32 sport in early February 2021 and Masandawana emerged 3-2 winners in extra-time. 

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