The Lucas Masterpiece Moripe Stadium will see SuperSport United and Marumo Gallants resume their 2022 DSTV Premiership campaigns on Friday night, as Matsatsantsa look to climb the league table. SuperSport United vs Marumo Gallants South African Premiership. SSU are currently unbeaten in their last four DSTV Premiership matches and head into the game against Gallants on the back of a 1-1 draw against Swallows FC.
SuperSport United vs Marumo Gallants South African Premiership
After 12 games, SSU has amassed 21 points and is third on the log. A win against Gallants could see SuperSport move up to second place, as they are just two points behind Richards Bay (2nd).
SSU is unbeaten at home this season and has recorded three wins and three draws in six games at Lucas Masterpiece Moripe Stadium.
Speaking ahead of the tie, Hunt spoke of the ‘celebratory’ culture in and around South Africa in December, while noting that the players must maintain a level of professionalism.
“For the typical South African, when it comes around December 15, people just see the moon and the stars and then it’s party time,” Hunt points out.
“From December 25 to January 2, Christmas and New Year, everyone goes mad.
“I always tell any player who has a lot of media hype around him to treat the game with respect, train right, play right and do the right things and the game will take care of you.
“It’s important for players to understand that.”
At a Glance SuperSport United vs Marumo Gallants
The Gallants have been one of the busiest teams in the PSL this season. As they clash with local and continental competition.
This could well affect their DStv Premiership form in recent months. As they have experienced a largely inconsistent spell of results.
In their last five league games, the Gallants have recorded two wins, two losses and a single draw. Dan Malesela’s side last appeared in the DStv Premiership on 29 October. Where they beat Cape Town City 2-1.
Earlier this month, Malesela confirmed that the Gallants were undergoing a training camp. During the FIFA break and preparations had been positive.
“We are now in our third week,” Malesela said earlier this month.
“The boys are looking sharper and the overall preparation is going very well.”
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Grobler: With six goals in the league, Grobler is currently the top goalscorer in the DSTV Premiership. The striker’s ability to lead the line has been a staple for SSU in recent years. And will once again be their point of reference heading into the next tie.
Grant Margeman: The tenacious midfielder has been a revelation for SuperSport this season. And has won several man of the match awards throughout the campaign. Be it holding forts or in attacking positions, Margeman can be unplayable on his day.
Ranga Chivaviro: Although goals have been difficult for Gallant this season Chivaviro’s brace against City could come. As a timely confidence boost in the match against Supersport. The 30-year-old’s recent form has no doubt been praised by his fellow team-mates. As the Gallants look to break into the top half of the table.
Sede Dion: Dion currently shares the spot with Chivaviro as the club’s top scorer this season (2). The centre-forward’s performances have attracted the interest of Kaizer Chiefs in recent weeks. Hinting at his impact at the Gallants in the 22/23 campaign.
Prediction SuperSport United vs Marumo Gallants South African Premiership
We Say SuperSport United 1-1 Marumo Gallants.
SuperSport United drew 1-1 at home to Moroka Swallows in their most recent outing a couple of months ago. The home side went into the FIFA World Cup break on the back of excellent form to push for the top three. They now face a Marumo Gallants side who come into it on the back of an inconsistent run throughout the competition. Supersport United will especially hope to edge this one with their home advantage.