Absa Premiership

Williams expects punches to fly in Soweto derby

2018-03-01 10:28
Mark Williams (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Mark Williams believes Saturday's Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be a pulsating affair packed with goals.

Despite the derby losing some of its sparkle in recent years due to a plethora of draws and a lack of goals, Williams takes the view that the form and momentum of both clubs will ensure plenty of action for fans to enjoy.

The former Amakhosi hitman is also of the opinion the greatly improved form of Pirates going into the fixture is significant. He said: "No-one's had the bravery to go for the win because of the size of the game. 

"The derby is very hyped up. But I think that this is going to be the first time that I can say that it's not going to be a lovely draw. And the reason why I'm saying that is because of the mentality of the Pirates coach (Sredojevic).

"And I'm thinking that (Chiefs coach) Steve Komphela might be sitting thinking to himself‚ ‘Do I play 4-4-2‚ and take on Pirates?’ Because he's got the players to.

"If you really want to see a team who are on form‚ and I think I said it from about two months ago, this Pirates is a different kettle of fish.

"Take a gamble and try to get the three points. I know the coach of Pirates is definitely going to go for it. It's just Steve’s response to that. If he also goes for it maybe we can see a boxing match going the 12 rounds."

Saturday's game is set to take place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The action gets underway from 15:30.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Free State Stars v Golden Arrows, Goble Park 19:30
Friday, 26 October 2018
Wits v Highlands Park, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 27 October 2018
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Maritzburg United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v AmaZulu, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Chippa United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.