Absa Premiership

Two-horse race for PSL title?

2016-03-17 13:59
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Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns' quest for a seventh Absa Premiership title hit a bump in the road in midweek, opening the door for Bidvest Wits with seven matches remaining.

LOG: Latest standings in the Absa Premiership

Sundowns slumped to a 3-1 home defeat against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday, allowing Wits - 1-0 winners over Orlando Pirates - to close the gap atop the standings to four points.

Leading SA bookmakers Sportingbet have reflected the now two-horse race for the 2015/16 in their latest odds.

Sundowns are on offer at 1/2, with Wits available at 7/5.

The clash between the two title contenders on Wednesday, May 11 - the second last round of scheduled fixtures - is shaping up as the title decider.

Third-placed Platinum Stars, 12 points adrift of Sundowns, albeit with a game in hand, appear to have too much to do to lay their hands on the trophy.

Remaining matches for the two 2015/16 Absa Premiership title contenders:

1. MAMELODI SUNDOWNS

(Currently: Played 23, 52 points)

Wednesday, April 13 v Polokwane City (A)
Saturday, April 16 v Jomo Cosmos (H)
Wednesday, April 27 v Ajax Cape Town (A)
Saturday, April 30 v Kaizer Chiefs (H)
Wednesday, May 4 v University of Pretoria (A)
Wednesday, May 11 v Wits (A)
Saturday, May 21 v Platinum Stars (H)

2. BIDVEST WITS

(Currently: Played 23, 48 points)

Wednesday, April 13 v Jomo Cosmos (A)
Saturday, April 16 v Free State Stars (H)
Tuesday, April 26 v SuperSport United (A)
Saturday, April 30 v Chippa United (H)
Tuesday, May 3 v Black Aces (A)
Wednesday, May 11 v Mamelodi Sundowns (H)
Saturday, May 21 v Ajax Cape Town (A)

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