Kaizer Chiefs starting XI prediction: Dstv Premiership vs Royal AM

We predict the Kaizer Chiefs starting XI ahead of their DStv Premiership match against Royal AM on Saturday 18 September 2021.

Kaizer Chiefs starting XI prediction: Dstv Premiership vs Royal AM

We predict the Kaizer Chiefs starting XI ahead of their DStv Premiership match against Royal AM on Saturday.

Kaizer Chiefs starting XI prediction

Bruce Bvuma is unlikely to hold onto his place in the starting XI after a poor showing against Sundowns but will Stuart Baxter turn to Daniel Akpeyi or Itumeleng Khune. In this case, we believe Baxter will give Khune a shot at redemption.

Erick Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with teammates during the 2021 CAF Champions League Quarterfinal match between Kaizer Chiefs and Simba FC on the 15 May 2021 at FNB Stadium/ Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Baxter has tremendous faith in the centre back pairing of Daniel Cardoso and Erick Mathoho despite patchy form as a pairing and Chiefs’ acquisition of PSL defender of the season Njabulo Ngcobo.

On the flanks, it’s expected that Kaizer Chiefs will revert to using Njabulo Blom at right-back while Sifiso Hlanti has no significant rival for his place on the left.

Kaizer Chiefs
Daniel Cardoso of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 against Baroka FC on 25 August 2021 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Baxter might be tempted to turn away from using Phathutshedzo Nange and Cole Alexander in symphony after the latter had a poor game against Sundowns. Akumu Agay might get his chance to start this match.

With Manyama not yet at 100 per cent it’s likely that Nkosingiphile Ngcobo will take up a position behind the front three.

That front three should remain unchanged despite drawing a blank last time out, Khama Billiat, Samir Nurkovic and Keagan Dolly seem to be the natural front three for this Kaizer Chiefs squad, at least while Dumisani Zuma is on the sidelines.

Predicted XI

Itumeleng Khune, Njabulo Blom, Daniel Cardoso, Erick Mathoho, Sifiso Hlanti, Phathutshedzo Nange, Akumu Agay, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Khama Billiat, Samir Nurkovic, Keagan Dolly.

Confirmed XI

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Orlando Pirates starting XI prediction: Dstv Premiership vs Chippa United

We predict the Orlando Pirates starting XI ahead of their DStv Premiership match against Chippa United on Saturday 18 September.

Orlando Pirates starting XI prediction: Dstv Premiership vs Chippa United

We predict the Orlando Pirates starting XI ahead of their DStv Premiership match against Chippa United on Saturday.

Orlando Pirates starting XI prediction

Richard Ofori is reportedly still in pain and unlikely to start in goal against Chippa United leaving Siyabonga Mpontshane as the obvious choice to take the gloves.

Siyabonga Mpontshane during the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup match between against Enyimba on the 17 March 2021 at Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates are likely to persist with the use of five defenders with a Centre Back trio at its heart. Abel Mabaso, Thulani Hlatshwayo and Happy Jele will take some breaking down.

Orlando Pirates
Thulani Hlatshwayo and Happy Jele during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 football match between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC at Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg on 11 September 2021 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Bandile Shandu will start at right back after an impressive start to his Sea Robbers career, while on the other flank Paseka Mako’s lively display against Swallows should secure him another outing.

In midfield, Ben Motshwari will likely return to the starting XI and look to strike up a partnership with new arrival Goodman Mosele.

Orlando Pirates
Ben Motshwari of during the 2021 Carling Black Label Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on 01 August 2021 at Orlando Stadium / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackapagePix

Deon Hotto could find himself shifted out to the wing to accommodate Tshegofatso Mabasa as the central striker, while Vincent Pule will almost certainly start on the right wing.

Orlando Pirates
Tshegofatso Mabasa of Orlando Pirates (c) celebrates goal during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 football match between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC at Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg on 11 September 2021 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Predicted XI

Siyabonga Mpontshane, Bandile Shandu, Abel Mabaso, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Happy Jele, Paseka Mako, Ben Motshwari, Goodman Mosele, Deon Hotto, Vincent Pule, Tshegofatso Mabasa.

Confirmed XI

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