Royal AM and SuperSport United are set to face off in an intriguing PSL match on Saturday. SuperSport has been undefeated in their last three matches, with two draws, while Royal AM is looking to continue their resurgence under returning coach John Maduka.
Despite the teams’ recent form, this promises to be a tight game, with both sides likely to make themselves hard to beat. Royal AM has drawn two of their last three home matches, with under 2.5 goals in their last three, while SuperSport United has seen under 2.5 goals in eight of their last nine PSL matches.
In head-to-head matchups, Royal AM holds a 2-1 advantage over SuperSport United across three previous matches. The teams last met in October 2022, with SuperSport winning 3-1 at home.
Royal AM has been inconsistent this season, with nine losses in 19 matches and the league’s second-worst defensive record. They sit just three points above the relegation places. However, their recent win over Golden Arrows and improved performance under coach John Maduka have been encouraging.
SuperSport United, on the other hand, has suffered a dip in form in recent weeks, winning just once in their last six fixtures. They remain second in the PSL table but were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup in their last match.
With an injury crisis at the back, Thulani Hlatshwayo and Luke Fleurs are both doubtful for SuperSport United. Meanwhile, veteran centre back Ricardo Nascimento is out injured for Royal AM, while exciting winger Mfundo Thikazi is a major doubt for the match.
Overall, this match is expected to be a low-scoring affair, with SuperSport United likely to make themselves hard to beat and Royal AM looking to build on their recent improvement under coach John Maduka. A draw with few goals is our predicted outcome for this PSL match.