Welcome to our Mamelodi Sundowns vs Polokwane City betting tips, prediction, and odds analysis ahead of their Nedbank Cup last 16 clash at the Loftus Versveld Stadium in Gauteng on Wednesday.
It’s safe to say that this Nedbank Cup game will be a David v Goliath encounter. It will feature South Africa’s best football team in Sundowns face off against a mid-table Glad Africa Championship (second-tier) outfit in Polokwane City.
Downs will be expected to win the game convincingly though upsets do happen in Cup football. Polokwane will play an open game, knowing that they have nothing to lose. However, if Sundowns do lose, it will go down as one of the biggest upsets of the season.
Head to Head Stats
The last time that the team’s met was in a top-flight clash last September, prior to the relegation of Polokwane City. Sundowns won 3-0.
Sundowns have won three out of their last four games against Polokwane City.
Polokwane City have won two out of their last six games against Sundowns, though their last win over Masandawana was in January 2018 following a 3-2 top-flight win.
Latest Mamelodi Sundowns results
Sundowns will enter the game in high spirits following an impressive 2-1 CAF Champions League Group Stage away win over TP Mazembe.
Sundowns have won their last seven consecutive games in all competitions.
Sundowns have not lost a competitive fixture since their shock MTN 8 semi-final loss to Bloemfontein Celtic last October.
Latest Polokwane City results
Polokwane City enter the game on the back of a 1-0 second-tier league win over the University of Pretoria.
Polokwane City have won their last two second-tier league games.
Polokwane City are without a defeat in six competitive games. Their last competitive loss was a 1-0 second-tier league defeat to Richards Bay United in January.
The quality of the Sundowns players are simply far superior to the Polokwane City players. Sundowns should easily be able to dominate their opponents without much threat nor major exertion. I expect Sundowns to convincingly win this game with a score of 3-0.
Anytime goal scorers
Mamelodi Sundowns- Peter Shalulile- The Namibian is one of the hardest-working players in South African football and seems to never get tired. He will be a major threat to the Polokwane City defence if he starts as he is to most of the clubs that he plays against.
Polokwane City- Puleng Tlolane – Tlolane is Polokwane’s top scorer in the Glad Africa Championship this season, having netted four league goals for his club. He will be hungry to score against Sundowns and if Polokwane City do manage to find the back of the net in this game, there is a good chance that their goal will come from him.
Odds and Tips In Detail
According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:
Bet on Mamelodi Sundowns to win, scoring
There is a gulf in class between the two teams and this should be a comfortable and easy win for Sundowns. Sundowns dominated Polokwane City when they last played in the Premiership and should be able to win this game even more comfortably given that this Polokwane City side will be considerably weaker than the one it last played against following the team’s relegation from the top-flight last season.
Best bet– Over 2.5- Betway- odd-1.74
Value bet– Sundowns win- Betway- odd- 1.21
Odds comparison for a Sundowns win
World Sports Betting- odd- 1.20
Eshlin Vedan is a professional sports Journalist from South Africa. He has a degree in Journalism from Rhodes University and has vast experience writing articles for national media and viral websites.