Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bloemfontein Celtic Match Preview and Prediction
This is a Mtn 8 Cup match on Sunday afternoon (UK time). Mamelodi Sundowns will welcome Bloemfontein Celtic. This game is scheduled for a 5:00pm kick-off.
The fixture will not be broadcast live in the UK. Check Frog The Gambler's live score page for updates throughout the game.
Keep reading for the preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
The betting recommendation discussed in this preview is a somewhat nervous one; the latest prices will be hard to beat this occasion. Read on for Frog's break-down.
Betting Odds for Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bloemfontein Celtic
The backers of the home side can get 1.53 about Mamelodi Sundowns with marathonbet; backers of the away team are offered 6.1 to back Bloemfontein Celtic with unibet. marathonbet are best price 3.94 for a draw.
Here are the odds for the BTTS market. If you think both teams will score, "Yes" is available at 1.89 with unibet. For those with the opposite view, "No" can be supported at 1.83 for account holders at unibet.
Head To Head
Looking at the data, we highlight that Mamelodi Sundowns played Bloemfontein Celtic in September for a Nedbank Cup fixture. The winners were Mamelodi Sundowns - with a score of 0-1.
Over the last decade, these two sides have played 22 times. Mamelodi Sundowns have won in 13 of these head-to-head matches. Bloemfontein Celtic have won 3 matches. There have been 6 draws.
In these matches, there has been an average of 1.86 goals per game. Mamelodi Sundowns score an average of 1.14; Bloemfontein Celtic score an average of 0.73 per match.
In terms of home advantage in this match-up, whichever team has been at their home ground has won 59% of the time. The visiting side has won 13% of the matches in this head-to-head.
Looking over the last year, Mamelodi Sundowns have played 32 matches. They have 20 wins; 8 draws; and 4 losses. This form gives them a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 62%-25%-12%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.5 goals for, and 0.69 goals against.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 81% (13 wins) from 16 home fixtures. 12% (2) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 6% (1) resulting in a loss.
While playing at home over this recent year, their average number of goals scored is 1.81. They have conceded 0.5 on average.
Mamelodi Sundowns are currently unbeaten in their recent 5 matches.
Bloemfontein Celtic have played 22 matches in the last year and they have 8 wins; 6 draws; and 8 losses. This gives them a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 36%-27%-36%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.59 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.45.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 27% (3 wins). There have been 11 away fixtures. 18% (2) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 54% (6) resulting in a loss.
On average they have scored 1.36 times when playing away in this last year while they have conceded 1.73.
Across all formats, they are averaging 1.5 goals per game in their most recent ten matches and this has led to their current win rate of 40%. The total number of times that Bloemfontein Celtic and whoever they've played have also scored is 6 matches in those ten. The frequency of matches with three match goals or more is 5 games in their last ten outings.
Frog's betting tip for Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bloemfontein Celtic
The short-price favourites are Mamelodi Sundowns and it is not easy to make a case against them. Frog expects them to win but the odds of 1.53 do not represent clear value to be confident about. Check out marathonbet for this if you want to get with the favourite.