Joel Masilela backs Sundowns to get the three points against league leaders Bidvest Wits

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The Masandawana legend has backed his former side to secure all three points against the Clever Boys on Sunday afternoon

Mamelodi Sundowns legend Joel Masilela says the clash between the Brazilians and Bidvest Wits has come at the right time for both teams.

'Fire' was speaking to Goal ahead of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) match on Sunday afternoon.

“I think it is going to be a tough one and for me, it came at at the right time. They are on top of the log and that is not a fluke,” Masilela told Goal.

“They are playing good football and are dangerous in all departments, but I think Sundowns are ready for the match,” said the legend.

“I am happy it arrived early in the season because Pitso (Mosimane) wants to make a mark as well. I don't see a draw on this one,” he predicted.

“We are at home and the boys must take that advantage. I don't remember Wits coming here and beating us - I expect a win for us,” said Masilela.

Despite playing a good brand of football against Bloemfontein Celtic in their midweek PSL match, the PSL defending champions could not find a winner as they settled for a goalless draw.

“I think it is all about working hard, they must keep knocking at the door and goals will definitely come,” he urged.

“They are doing well and in terms of combinations, (Andile) Jali and the new guys upfront are finding their feet nicely,” he observed.

“I don't see problems going forward and so far so good because it is not too late for Sundowns to think about the title race or losing their title,” he explained.

“We don't have to put ourselves under pressure because we know Sundowns always start on a low and gradually pick up the form and momentum towards the end of the season,” continued the 48-year-old.

Moreover, the former Bafana Bafana interntional also said the fact that Mosimane's men are the only team that are yet to lose in the league comes as a massive boost.

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“Like I said, it's not about how they start, but how they finish. We saw how they did their business in the past few seasons,” he noted.

“I think they know how to handle the pressure. They must not concede and keep the record intact, it gives them a huge boost,” he concluded.

 

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