Mbombela United vs Cape Town Prediction and Preview – 13.01.18

Cape Town have taken just one point from their last three South Africa. 1st Division matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Cape Town are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Mbombela United should prove no easy feat either – Cape Town haven’t won against any South Africa. 1st Division leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Mbombela United have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Mbombela United dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the South Africa. 1st Division’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Mbombela United are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Mbombela United and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Mbombela United’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Cape Town are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Cape Town took a point away from Mbombela United (1-1 draw).

Notably, Mbombela United’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Mbombela United have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four South Africa. 1st Division away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Cape Town, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Cape Town getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Cape Town are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Mbombela United hold the best away record in the South Africa. 1st Division (W8 D2 L1). Cape Town’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Mbombela United’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Mbombela Unitedns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Mbombela United win at 15/2 with bet365.

Mbombela United vs Cape Town Prediction and Preview – 13.01.18

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