Mamelodi Sundowns must beat Golden Arrows tonight in Pretoria to close the gap between them and Kaizer Chiefs at the summit of the Premier Soccer League to three points.
📝 Match preview
"The Brazilians" will be happy to be back at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium tonight as they look to get their title charge up and running again. Dropped points have been a common occurrence for Sundowns and Chiefs, the two sides most likely to battle for the PSL crown in 2020.
The clash against Arrows is the start of a pivotal three days for Masandawana. A win would lift them to 50 points, three behind Kaizer Chiefs, who they face on Thursday night in what's already looking like a potential title-decider. Pitso Mosimane's charges have faltered in recent matches with three draws in their last four outings, although three games in that sequence were away from home. If it weren't for Chiefs dropping ten points from a possible 15, the title race might have been settled by now. Be it as it may, Sundowns are still firmly in the running as both they and Chiefs continue to struggle for consistency.
Sundowns fans can draw plenty of encouragement if you flip the script and analyse their home form. They've won three and drawn two of their last five and only conceded one goal in that sequence.
Pitso's side simply has to get the job done tonight and we're confident that they'll do just that.
🔑 Key match facts
- Ricardo Nascimento, a scorer for Sundowns in their 2-2 draw at Maritzburg United last time out, is suspended after a red card in that match.
- Only one of Sundowns' last five home matches has featured over 3.5 goals.
- Exactly half (12) of Sundowns' PSL fixtures this season have featured goals at both ends.
- Golden Arrows has failed to score in three of their last five PSL matches.
- Arrows have fired a blank in 10 (40%) of their 24 PSL fixtures thus far this season.
- In terms of a head-to-head record, Sunddowns have won the last two home matches against Arrows without conceding a goal.
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