Cape Town - With only six games
remaining in the Absa Premiership season, four teams have emerged as
the most likely to lift the trophy.
Let's take a look at which team is
most likely to come out tops when all is said and done.
Mamelodi Sundowns are in good shape going into the last
half-dozen games of the season.
They are on top of the league.
They are one point ahead of second-placed Orlando Pirates
with one game in hand
Coach Pitso Mosimane hasn't said anything newsworthy in the
past seven days.
Even with Pitso's mouth shut, the league leaders, however,
have not been in good league form lately, drawing three of their last five
games. Last weekend, Sundowns booked their place in this year's CAF Champions
League after beating Rwandan side Rayon Sport. This is a tournament most South
African sides find difficult to balance with their league exploits.
With that being said, Mamelodi Sundowns are still the
likeliest team to win the Absa Premiership. They have an experienced team
and coach who has been in this position before.
Home v Chippa United, Away v Baroka FC, Home v Arrows, Home v Bidvest Wits, A v Maritzburg United, Home v Ajax Cape Town, Away v
of winning: 65%
Orlando Pirates have been the best team in the league
this calendar year.
They have scored the most goals in 2018 - 22
They have the best league record in 2018 - WWWWWLWDWW
They beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 (This doesn't add any value to
the point but it's always nice to remind Kaizer Chiefs supporters. Disclaimer:
I am not an Orlando Pirates fan today)
Orlando Pirates may have started their resurgence too late
into the season. No doubt if they had started their campaign the way they are
playing now Pirates would have been on top of the league.
The Buccaneers are second-favourites for the league and
Mamelodi Sundowns would only have to slip up twice for them to take advantage.
Home v Celtic, Away v SuperSport United, Away v AmaZulu,
Home v Bidvest Wits, Away v Cape Town City, Home v Free State Stars
of winning: 30%
Over the past three season, Kaizer Chiefs supporters have
had more heartbreak than an Adele discography.
In the last stage of their campaign Kaizer Chiefs have
favourable remaining games, they play 3 of relegation-threatened teams in their
last 6 matches. There are points on offer for Chiefs.
Their coach is Steve Komphela.
They haven't won a cup in three years.
Their coach is Steve Komphela.
There haven't been many positives in Steve
Komphela's third season in charge of Amakhosi. Kaizer Chiefs have
struggled to string together a run of good results and have dropped points
against teams they should be winning against.
With 7 points behind and one game more than Sundowns, it's
unlikely Kaizer Chiefs will catch up.
Away v Free State Stars, Home v Chippa United, Home v
Platinum Stars, Away v Golden Arrows, Home v Maritzburg United, Away v Ajax
of winning: 3%
CAPE TOWN CITY FC
Benni McCarthy has exceeded all expectations in his
first season as a professional head coach.
Winning the league is all but a mathematical probability for
Cape Town City. However, Benni’s first
season in charge has been a good one as they sit in sixth position.
No one really expected Cape Town City to win the league so
being in the conversation is a bonus for them. This won't be the year for them
but with new recruits in the offseason and Benni McCarthy at the helm, the Citizens
will be a force to be reckoned with next season.
Home v Golden Arrows, Away v Maritzburg United, Home v
SuperSport United, Away v Polokwane, Home v Orlando Pirates, Away v AmaZulu
of winning: 2%
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