Mamelodi Sundowns - SuperSport United Preview: Brazilians look to clinch PSL title

Mamelodi Sundowns are on course for their first PSL title in seven years and have Pretoria rivals SuperSport United standing in their way

Mphahlele, Nthethe, Schut, Langerman
 Modise, Zungu, Moriri, Mokoena 
Laffor, Billiat

Moeketsi, Gyimah, Mokeke, Khumalo 
 Phala, Nel, Chenene, Mathebula
Grobler, Ndlovu

Mamelodi Sundowns need just three points to wrap up the PSL title, with a win for the Brazilians enough to seal the crown, regardless of what Kaizer Chiefs do in their last two games.

A draw for Sundowns and a victory for Chiefs against Tuks in Nelspruit would mean the league would go down to the last weekend, but a draw for both would hand Downs their first title in seven years.

Sundowns collected an incredible ninth successive Premiership victory when they beat Moroka Swallows 17 days ago in Soweto.
Bafana Ba Style have been in solid form at home this season, managing 32 points out of a possible 42 at Loftus Versfeld.

The Pretoria side has been boosted by the return of a number of key players in recent games, with the likes of Alje Schut, Mzikayise Mashaba and Wayne Sandilands back in contention following injuries. 

SuperSport, meanwhile, are yet to secure a top eight finish and are looking for their first win since April 9, having lost three out of their last five games.

Matsatsantsa have had a season to forget, following a positive start which saw them sitting top of the table for six consecutive weeks, before slipping down the table and losing out to the likes of Golden Arrows, Ajax Cape Town (twice) and Platinum Stars this campaign.

United have had a reasonable run of results away from home, having claimed 19 points out of a possible 42 away from Lucas Moripe Stadium. 

  • Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane and midfielder Teko Modise won the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of Q4 on Monday.
  • Sundowns are the league's top-scorers with 47 goals, 13 more than SuperSport, who have also conceded seven goal more than Downs.
  • When the pair met earlier in the season, the tie ended in a 1-1 draw at the same venue, courtesy of goals from Sibusiso Khumalo and Katlego Mashego.
  • Sundowns have racked up nine successive wins, equaling Kaizer Chiefs' record this season, and Mosimane's team are still on course to match their own all-time record of 11 straight wins.
  • At the same point last season, Sundowns were 26 points worse off, sitting in 10th spot and trailing log-leading Kaizer Chiefs by a massive 19 points.