Domestic football is back, which means SuperPicks Predictor Round 9 is properly underway, but this week is going to be a little different.
With the Orlando Pirates/Cape Town Spurs match postponed, SuperPicks has decided to spice things up by giving players 5 fixtures in Round 9 and a chance at an incredible R100 000. Players can hop on to SuperPicks and make their 5 predictions for FREE with the advantage of having been given an extra week to keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments from the footballing world, courtesy of the international break.
Round 8 Recap
As mentioned last week, Round 8’s Winner, Tshenolo took home R30 000 as consolation for underestimating Man City and Tottenham’s desire for dominance, and Brighton’s desire for redemption. These three teams had dominant performances against Fulham, Burnley (whose defence or lack thereof is the reason Spurs are in 2nd place on the log) and Newcastle.
Tshenolo predicted Forest earning their first win at Stamford Bridge since January 1995 against Chelsea, while Liverpool v Aston Villa was one-way traffic in favour of the Reds. A combination of VAR and some good Arsenal subs caused the Red Devils to take a hard loss for the third consecutive time at the Emirates Stadium.
Round 9 Rundown
On the local stage, Kaizer Chiefs have been feeling the pressure from their most vocal fan who are demanding nothing less than a clear and convincing victory against Royal AM at FNB Stadium. Given Royal AM’s knack for pulling out surprise upsets against Chiefs, the urgency of the fans is very much warranted.
Over at Goodison Park, Everton will hope to gain their first win of the Premier League season against Arsenal. While the two teams have traded wins over their last 6 games, it’s important to remember that Arsenal’s victories were always dominant.
Speaking of dominance, Manchester City are putting their winning streak on the line against West Ham, who haven’t beaten City in their last 12 encounters. City’s game has been immaculate and with Pep Guardiola’s return, it would be hard to bet against them. However, West Ham have already shown us what they think of win streaks when they crushed Brighton.
Manchester United have been up and down this season, while Brighton has been largely consistent in their victories. On paper, this could go either way with the historical edge going to Ten Haag's men, but as established Brighton does not like paper very much.
Finally, we have Bournemouth against Chelsea, who are awaiting the return of several top players from injury, namely Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja. It’s worth mentioning that Bournemouth have 4 wins out of 15 matches against the Blues. Could a midfield boost via David Brooks be the key to an upset for the Cherries?
For R100 000, that’ll be for you to decide as a fan and a SuperPicks predictor. We recommend downloading the SuperPicks app if you want to make your picks as fast as possible and enjoy a seamless gaming experience. Good luck!