Lovers Mohlala backs Mamelodi Sundowns to dominate SuperSport United in the Tshwane Derby

The 42-year-old defender has predicted the outcome of the eagerly anticipated Tshwane Derby between Matsantsantsa and the Brazilians

As Mamelodi Sundowns are still out of the country after honouring their Caf Champions League clash against Leones Vegetarianos, build up for the Tshwane Derby against SuperSport United has begun.

Former Brazilians left-back, Lovers Mohlala reckons the reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions will walk away with the full three points and continue their dominance over their neighbours.

“I always believe that any game between Sundowns and SuperSport gives Sundowns a chance to dominate,” Mohlala told Goal.

Follwoing their 2-0 win on Wednesday away in Equatorial Guinea, coach Pitso Mosimane's men are out to return to their winning ways as fas as their PSL title defence campaign is concerned.

Sundowns beat Chippa United, but succumbed to a shocking 2-0 loss to Baroka FC in the Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-finals, but managed to bounce back with a 3-1 win over Free State Stars before playing to a goalless stalemate at home to Orlando Pirates.

“Even if it’s SuperSport’s home game, both teams are at home, but Sundowns will emerge as favourites and have an upper hand,” reacted Mohlala.

“They are coming nicely in the league, they have two consecutive wins and a draw to Pirates. It’s not bad for Sundowns and even if they'll arrive from Caf and go straight to the game, Sundowns will win and I have always predicted correctly,” said the former Bafana Bafana star.

Although Amatsantsantsa are yet to find their rhythm despite beating Ea Lla Koto 1-0 and drawing 0-0 away to Bloemfontein Celtic in their midweek match, the match could still produce one of the best rivalries in the PSL calendar.

“SuperSport are not really doing well and are blowing hot and cold, I don't see them beating Sundowns in a derby. With due respect to their players, coach and supporters,”  concluded the former Wits University defender.

A look at the PSL log table, coach Kaitano Tembo's troops sit fourth with 19 points from 11 games and the current champions have 18 points at number five from 10 matches so far.

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The highly anticipated encounter will be staged at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Sunday afternoon and kick-off is at 15:30.