The South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) is arguably the most organised football competitions in Africa. The high quality of football on display ensures that the market is one most lucrative as it offers great value to punters.
In recent years, the PSL has made great strides in improving its pedigree, especially with some of its teams becoming some of the best clubs on the continent.
In 2016, Mamelodi Sundowns clinched the CAF Champions League (CAFCL) title after defeating Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate.
This season, three teams from the league made it into the quarterfinals of the continental competitions. Kaizer Chiefs is still contending for the Champions League after qualifying for the semi-finals ahead of Simba FC.
Sundowns has won its fourth consecutive league title. The Brazilians as they like to be referred to have been outstanding all season. They have been unbeaten in every match but one until now.
Orlando Pirates, one of the more traditional teams will also look to consolidate on its fourth position to qualify for a place in the Confederation Cup.
With a few matches left until the end of the season, some bet patterns have emerged in the PSL to help punters reap bountifully.
Goal/Goal In Games Involving SuperSport United
SuperSport has just an outside chance of booking a continental position next season. However, their future is out of their hands after losing to the champions, Mamelodi Sundowns in a must-win encounter.
Matsatsantsa currently sit in sixth position with 41 points. A lot of the team’s struggles has come on away grounds. They have only picked four points from their last eight visits, a wretched streak they have held since January.
A fascinating aspect of Kaitano Tembo’s men has been the amount of 1-1 draws they have recorded this season.
They do not score lots of goals. They are also quickly pegged back when they manage to score. The Pretoria-based club has scored 34 goals and conceded 30 in return.
This season, SuperSport United has recorded a fascinating tally of 19 goal/goal matches. Hence, this option looks sure to deliver excellent returns for smart punters.
Over 2.5 Goals In Games Involving Cape Town City
Cape Town City has retained the status-quo this season. The Citizens finished as the sixth-best team last season and will most likely end this term in and around the same region.
Erik Tinkler is back at the club as they look to finish strongly and begin a renewed push for continental places in the next campaign.
Tinkler’s men tend to play on the front foot with a very proactive approach. This risky style leaves them vulnerable to the opposition.
Bradley Ralani has been one of their shinning spots this season. The winger has been responsible for 11 goals scored by City this term.
There have been at least three goals scored in 50 per cent of matches involving Cape Town City this season.
Over 5.5 Corners For Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs is having a very strange season. Amakhoni (Chiefs) are set to have their worst domestic campaign in more than three decades. They are likely to finish in the bottom eight. However, they are one of the best four teams in Africa with a chance at the CAFCL title.
Interestingly, Gavin Hunt’s men have recorded excellent results against the top teams. They handed Sundowns their only loss of the season and defeated Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby.
However, they have struggled against the bottom eight teams. The Soweto-based club boasts of some of the quickest midfielders in the country who are able to force opposing defenders to concede corners.
Kaizer Chiefs have won an average of six corners in the PSL this season. Therefore, it particularly safe for punters to stake on them for over 5.5 corners in the remaining matches.
Mamelodi Sundowns Home Win
Mamelodi Sundowns has been head and shoulders above every team in the PSL. Last week, they won their 11th domestic title after defeating SuperSport United.
The Brazilians have undoubtedly the best squad in South Africa courtesy of a very buoyant board.
They also went as far as the quarterfinals of the CAFCL where they were defeated by Al Ahly.
The Champions have the stingiest defence in the division, having conceded just 14 goals in 28 matches. Similarly, they are the highest scorers with 44 goals. Themba Zwane has played a very key role in the team’s success.
This season, Sundowns has recorded 7 home wins. This is a must-have for every punter interested in the South African market.