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Month: Jan 2018

Ajax look to claim Pirates’ scalp

Ajax look to claim Pirates’ scalp

Ajax Cape Town will be looking to claim the scalp of Orlando Pirates when the teams meet in an Absa Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on 31 January 2018, kick-off at 19h30. Ajax has won just one of their last six league matches after playing to a goalless draw at home to Free State Stars on January 26. The Cape side has taken just four points from a possible 18 in the sequence and remains in the relegation zone….

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Spurs look for top four boost

Spurs look for top four boost

Tottenham Hotspur will look to boost their Premier League top four ambitions when they host Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT. Spurs have drawn two of their last three league clashes, including a 1-1 stalemate at Southampton on January 21, to leave themselves in fifth place, two points out of the all-important top four bracket. Yet Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be hyped for the visit of United and the chance to take…

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Chiefs, Sundowns set for epic battle

Chiefs, Sundowns set for epic battle

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will meet for an epic Absa Premiership battle at FNB Stadium on 27 January 2018, kick-off at 20h15. Chiefs kept up their excellent recent form by claiming a 2-1 away win over Baroka FC on January 21, despite playing the last portion of the game with 10 men. The Soweto giants have claimed four wins and a draw from their last five league outings. The Amakhosi have claimed just 10 points from eight home matches…

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Liverpool to slaughter Swansea again

Liverpool to slaughter Swansea again

Liverpool will be confident of another Premier League victory when they tackle Swansea City in a Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium on Monday, 22 January 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT. Liverpool have won four straight Premier League matches since their 3-3 draw with Arsenal last month, and their crowning moment arrived last Sunday when they defeated Manchester City 4-3 at Anfield, becoming the first team to take three points off the log leaders this season. The Reds have…

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10 talking points of the PSL so far

10 talking points of the PSL so far

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership has returned with a bang after the festive-season break. We look at the 10 talking points which will shape the rest of the campaign. Could Wits really be relegated? Well, they’re bottom of the standings – albeit in a three-way tie with Platinum Stars and AmaZulu – after 17 rounds, so the answer has to be ‘yes’. Bidvest Wits’ decline from champions to chumps has been astounding, but coach Gavin Hunt will believe they have the…

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Sundowns, Pirates set for heavyweight clash at Loftus

Sundowns, Pirates set for heavyweight clash at Loftus

Absa Premiership heavyweights Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will meet an eagerly-anticipated clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on 13 January 2018, kick-off at 15h30. Sundowns come into the match having picked up their first win of the year in a midweek game at Ajax Cape Town on January 9. The Cape side claimed the lead thanks to Fagrie Lakay, but ‘Downs hit back through Ricardo Nascimento and Sibusiso Vilakazi to claim all three points and establish a healthy buffer at…

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Chelsea look to steal a match in the race for second

Chelsea look to steal a match in the race for second

Chelsea will look to steal a march in the race for second place in the Premier League when they host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, 13 January 2018, kick-off at 17h00 CAT. Chelsea come into the game placed third on the log – one point behind second-placed Manchester United and two ahead of fourth-placed Liverpool – but with their rivals only in action on Monday and Sunday respectively, this match gives them a chance to bank three points…

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Spurs to capitalise on West Ham’s leaky defence

Spurs to capitalise on West Ham’s leaky defence

Tottenham Hotspur will fancy their chances of taking down London rivals West Ham United when the teams meet in a Premier League clash at Wembley Stadium on Thursday, 4 January 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT. Spurs come into the match on the back of a three-game winning streak, with their latest outing a 2-0 away triumph over Swansea City on Tuesday night. The result took them up to fifth place on the table – four points adrift of the Champions…

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