The MTN8 is back with an intriguing semi-final this weekend as Mamelodi Sundowns take on Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday. Both teams have been impressive this year and will want to win this game.
Golden Arrows secured a fourth-place finish in the South African Premier Division last season and can pack a punch on their day. The Arrows suffered a 3-1 defeat against SuperSport United last week and will need to bounce back this weekend.
Mamelodi Sundowns are the reigning league champions at the moment and hold the upper hand in this game. The Sundowns were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Chippa United in their previous game and have a point to prove in this match.
Golden Arrows vs Mamelodi Sundowns Head-to-Head
Mamelodi Sundowns have a good record against Golden Arrows and have won 15 matches out of 28 games played between the two teams. Golden Arrows have managed seven victories against Mamelodi Sundowns and will need to step up on Saturday.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place last year and ended in a 1-1 draw. Both teams missed a few chances on the day and will need to be more clinical to win this game.
Golden Arrows form guide: L-W-W-D-L
Mamelodi Sundowns form guide: D-W-W-L-W
Golden Arrows vs Mamelodi Sundowns Team News
Divine Lunga is currently nursing an injury and might not be able to play a part in this game. Golden Arrows will need all the resources at their disposal to stand a chance this weekend.
Doubtful: Divine Lunga
Gaston Sirino has recovered from his knock and will be available for selection this weekend. Themba Zwane remains injured, however, and has been ruled out of this fixture.
Injured: Themba Zwane
Golden Arrows vs Mamelodi Sundowns Predicted XI
Golden Arrows Predicted XI (4-4-2): Sifiso Mlungwana; Sbonelo Cele, Matome Mathiane, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Mthokozisi Dube; Thabani Zuke, Velemseni Ndwandwe, Siboniso Conco, Nduduzo Sibiya; Pule Mmodi, Michael Gumede
Mamelodi Sundowns Predicted XI (3-4-3): Kennedy Mweene; Rivaldo Coetzee, Mosa Lebusa, Rushine De Reuck; Khuliso Mudau, Lyle Lakay, Mothobi Mvala, Haashim Domingo; Gaston Sirino, Aubrey Modiba, Peter Shalulile
Golden Arrows vs Mamelodi Sundowns Prediction
Mamelodi Sundowns have been exceptional in recent years and have a point to prove this season. The reigning champions are well-placed to retain their league crown and will want to step up this week.
Golden Arrows have troubled their opponents in the past and will need to be at their best this weekend. Mamelodi Sundowns are the better team on paper, however, and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Golden Arrows 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns