Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Kaizer Chiefs in Gauteng Derby

Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier Soccer League when they host Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.

Masandawana are licking their wounds at the moment after suffering a surprise 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy on Wednesday and it was their first ever defeat to the Rockets.

Sundowns will be without Grant Kekana, Erwin Saavedra, Lebohang Maboe and Rivaldo Coetzee who are all nursing their respective injuries.

GOAL predicts the PSL champions' starting line-up:

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    Despite conceding his first goal as a Sundowns player in midweek, the Bafana Bafana captain played well and he could keep his place in the team.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022Backpagepix

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    The Limpopo-born player endured a disappointing game against Galaxy, but he is most likely to retain his spot in the team as he's Sundowns' first-choice right-back.

  • Lyle Lakay, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022Backpagepix

    LEFT-BACK - Lyle Lakay

    The reigning PSL Defender of the Season might be recalled to the starting line-up due to his experience - starting ahead of Aubrey Modiba.

  • Brian Mandela Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2021Backpageix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Brian Mandela

    The bulky centre-back struggled against Galaxy's speedy attackers and he will be hoping to produce an improved performance when he faces Amakhosi.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Rushine de Reuck

    The Bafana star will be bracing himself for a battle with Chiefs' mobile attackers and on his day he is one of the best centre-backs in the country.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Andile Jali

    The reigning PSL Midfielder of the Season is most likely to be recalled to starting line-up after featuring as a substitute against Galaxy.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Haashim Domingo

    The hard-working midfielder has cemented his place in the Sundowns' starting line-up and he is the one who carries the team forward from midfield.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2021Backpagepix

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Themba Zwane

    The experienced playmaker was neutralised by Galaxy defenders, but he always brings his A-game to big matches.

  • Gaston Sirino, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022Backpagepix

    RIGHT FORWARD - Gaston Sirino

    The 31-year-old attacker created problems for the opposition after coming on as a substitute and he might be handed a starting berth.

  • Abubeker Nasir, Mamelodi Sundowns,August 2022Backpagepix

    LEFT FORWARD - Abubeker Nassir

    The Ethiopia international is likely to be handed a starting berth after his impressive cameo against Galaxy.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRE FORWARD - Peter Shalulile

    The current PSL Golden Boot holder is yet to score this season and he has the ability to single-handedly inspire Masandawana to a win over Amakhosi.