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Bryce Moon: Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns clash could be a title decider

15:30 GMT+4 21/02/2019
Mamelodi Sundowns Hlompho Kekana, October 2018
The retired defender discussed the clash between his two former two teams

Former South Africa international Bryce Moon says he is looking forward to an exciting Premier Soccer League (PSL) match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits on Saturday evening.

“Yeah I am looking forward to an exciting clash. There will be good tactics from both coaches (Sundowns' Pitso Mosimane and  Bidvest Wits gaffer Gavin Hunt) and I expect to see goals and it will be interesting,” Moon told Goal.

“In my opinion, the game will definitely decide on who wins the league, but it is not really finished as yet, we have so many games to play before we say who will win it,” he said.

Wits placed at the top of the league standings - two points behind log leaders, Sundowns, who have two games in hand.

“The result of the match will be decided by, who wants it the most because they drew in the first round and Wits might have home advantage,” he added.

“I think Wits have a chance when looking at the home advantage issue, they have the band playing, the students coming out in numbers to rally behind the club,” he continued.

“It’s a small stadium and we know when the supporters are very close to the action it gives a massive boost for the players,” noted the former Ajax Cape Town defender.

“I think for Sundowns, it is all about the pressure to win. It’s a must win because they know they dropped two points at home against Polokwane City (1-1 draw on Tuesday) - I think they will want a win at all cost, while Wits can settle for a draw,” he explained.

“Looking at the gap or difference in terms of points, I think Wits will be okay with a draw because they will still remain at the top and will look for a win elsewhere,” he said.

“For Sundowns, it’s a must win as I said and I see an interesting approach from both coaches because all eyes are on this match,” he predicted.

“I think the spotlight is not only on the teams and the players but also on the coaches as well. It’s all about pride for both coaches,” added the former Bafana player.

“It’s a big game and you will also consider the result of the first round match, I am sure Sundowns want to avoid a defeat,” concluded the 32-year-old.