PSL action is back with a bang!


The action now returns to the bread and butter of the league, where the clash between holders Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday is the pick of the fixtures.

But there are other intriguing matches taking place as well, starting at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Star’s Sports Editor Matshelane Mamabolo looks at them.


Orlando Pirates v Free State Stars

@Orlando Stadium, 6pm; SS4

Though these teams are winless in their last five league matches, they have both reached the Telkom Knockout semi-finals and will not be lacking in confidence. Augusto Palacios will be keen to show club boss Irvin Khoza was right in putting him in charge after Muhsin Ertugral’s departure by leading the team to success.

Last Season: Pirates 1, FS Stars 0

Last five matches (in the league)

Pirates - LDDDD

FS Stars - DDDLD

Prediction: Pirates 1, FS Stars 0

Baroka FC v SuperSport United

@ New Peter Mokaba Stadium, 3.30pm

Bakgaga wouldn’t have forgotten their loss to SuperSport in last season’s Nedbank Cup and they will want nothing more than to send Matsatsantsa back to Pretoria empty-handed. But SuperSport are on an impressive winning run and it is hard to see tem losing to the rookies.

Last Season: Did Not Play

Last five matches

Baroka - DDWLW

SuperSport - WWWDD

Prediction: Baroka 1, SuperSport 2

Platinum Stars v Bidvest Wits

@ Royal Bafokeng Stadium, SABC 1, 8.15pm

Early as it may be, this is fast beginning to look like the season in which Gavin Hunt finally delivers the league title for the Clever Boys. Top of the table and unbeaten in their last five matches, they should add three more points to their kitty tomorrow.

Last Season: Stars 0, Wits 4

Last five matches

Stars - WDLLD

Wits - WWWWD

Prediction: Stars 0, Wits 2


Bloemfontein Celtic v Polokwane City

@ Dr Molemela Stadium, 3.30pm, SABC 1

Celtic are going through a pretty rough patch having parted ways with their coach Serame Letsoaka and wins proving a rare commodity for them. They welcome a Polokwane City side that is blowing hot and cold but seemingly under the guidance of a good, albeit temperamental tactician in Luc Eymael. This one has the makings of a stalemate.

Last Season: Celtic 1, City 1

Last five matches

Celtic - LLDWL

City - LDDLW

Prediction: Celtic 1, City 1

Highlands Park v Golden Arrows

@ Makhulong Stadium, 3.30pm

Abafana Bes’thende have flopped a bit after enjoying a fantastic start to the season and they visit a Highlands side still trying to find their footing under new coach Gordon Igesund. It makes for a fascinating clash that could go either way.

Last Season: DNP

Last five matches

Highlands - DDLDL

Arrows - LDWDW

Prediction: Highlands 2, Arrows 1

The Star

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