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2021/22 DStv Premiership
Premier Soccer League
17-19 December 2021
A titanic DStv Premiership
match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will headline DStv Premiership action.
Sundowns will welcome Pirates at the 1995 Rugby World Cup venue, Loftus Versfeld Stadium on December 17.
Masandawana stretched their unbeaten run to 23 matches in the league when they defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in their last game on December 11.
The Tshwane giants are also undefeated in their last 12 home matches in the DStv Premiership having recorded 10 wins and two draws as the hosts.
Sundowns will face a Pirates side that is undefeated in their last five matches in the league having defeated TS Galaxy 2-0 in their previous match on December 12.
The Buccaneers are unbeaten in their last three matches on the road having recorded two draws and one victory as the away side.
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Meanwhile, Chiefs will be away to Kaizer Chiefs at a multipurpose venue, Chatsworth Stadium on December 19.
Amakhosi extended their unbeaten run to five matches in the DStv Premiership when they overcame Sekhukhune United 2-0 on December 12.
The Soweto giants are also unbeaten in their last five away matches having recorded three successive draws and two consecutive wins on the road.
Chiefs will square off with a Royal AM side which is winless in their last three matches in the league having drawn 0-0 with Golden Arrows at home in their previous game on December 12.
However, Thwihli Thwahla are undefeated in their last seven matches in this competition having recorded two draws and five victories.
“Unfortunately we won't be able to have everybody back and fully fit and ready for the coming game, because certain players when they come back still have to go for [COVID-10) tests and start doing some physical work before they can join the rest of the boys,” Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane said ahead of their clash with Royal AM.
“And yes, you could see it in the game [against Sekhukhune]. We risked Phathu [Nange] and you could actually see he was breathing heavily and at some point he was coughing. But I had no choice because we wanted to consolidate, we needed him, and Njabulo Blom had already been cramping."
While SuperSport will visit Sekhukhune at the 2010 FIFA World Cup training venue, Emirates Airline Park on December 18.
Matsatsantsa have won just one of their last five matches in the league having suffered a defeat to Sundowns in their previous game.
However, SuperSport are undefeated in their last two away matches in this competition having recorded one draw and one victory as the visitors.
Their hosts, Sekhukhune are winless in their last two matches in the DStv Premiership following their defeat to Chiefs.
Babina Noko saw their five-match unbeaten come to an end in the league when they lost to Marumo Gallants in their last home game.
Lastly, Cape Town City will be targeting nothing but a win when they host Swallows FC at the DHL Stadium on December 18.
The Citizens are undefeated in their last four matches in the DStv Premiership having drawn 0-0 with Baroka FC away in their orevous game on December 11.
They are also unbeaten in their last five home matches in the league having recorded three victories and two draws at the DHL Stadium.
On the other hand, Swallows saw their two-match unbeaten run in this competition come to an end when they lost 1-0 to Marumo Gallants away in their last game on December 11.
Amaswaiswai defeated Baroka in their last game on the road in the league and the win ended their 15-match winless run as the visitors.
DStv Premiership Fixtures
Kick-off Times In CAT
Friday, December 17
17h15 - Marumo Gallants v AmaZulu FC
19h30 - Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates
Saturday, December 18
15h30 - Golden Arrows v TS Galaxy
15h30 - Stellenbosch FC v Baroka FC
18h00 - Sekhukhune United v SuperSport United
20h15 - Cape Town City v Swallows FC
Sunday, December 19
15h30 - Royal AM v Kaizer Chiefs
18h00 - Maritzburg United v Chippa United
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