JONTY’S PICKS

The Citizen (KZN) - - SPORT -

Mar­itzburg United fi­nally found their touch in front of goal this week, as they won 4-2 at Cape Town City, though Fadlu Davids’ side no doubt also ben­e­fited from the fact that this game ended up be­ing played in their home prov­ince.

United had scored five goals in 10 league games be­fore they played City, mean­ing Tues­day’s win nearly dou­bled that tally, and was only their third vic­tory of the en­tire Absa Pre­mier­ship sea­son. Tonight, they host Baroka FC, who are reel­ing af­ter a 4-0 thump­ing from Mamelodi Sun­downs on Tues­day. Baroka are tied on 19 points with Sun­downs, Or­lando Pi­rates and Chippa United at the top of the ta­ble, even though Kgoloko Thobe­jane’s side have not won a league match since the end of Septem­ber.

I ex­pect Mar­itzburg to build on their mid­week win tonight, and in­flict more pain on Baroka. Pool name – S6 V3 P2 M1: Mar­itzburg United v Baroka FC. Pre­viewed above. TIP: United win = 1 M2: Stuttgart v Bayer Lev­erkusen. Stuttgart to con­tinue good home form. TIP: Stuttgart win = 1 M3: Bordeaux v Stras­bourg. Bordeaux to edge this one. TIP: Bordeaux win = 1 M4: Dundee FC v Aberdeen. An away day. TIP: Aberdeen win = 3 M5: Sheffield United v Bris­tol City. United by a whisker. TIP: United win = 1 M6: De­portivo Alaves v Las Pal­mas. A tense point apiece. TIP: Draw = 2 Bet on this pool and TAB’s other football pools – go to and click on the Hot Tips of the Day/Place Your Bet Now link to open a bet­ting ac­count with TAB. We’ll make it easy for you to start cash­ing in on your football knowl­edge.

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