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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United: Team news, head-to-head, kick-off time and live stream

mamelodi sundowns vs lobi starsTwo teams on opposite ends of the table meet as the title-chasing Mamelodi Sundowns host relegation-threatened Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday.

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Top spot is within reach for Mamelodi Sundowns as they return to Loftus Versfeld for a clash against the struggling Chippa United in a rare Tuesday afternoon fixture.

The Brazilians have a game in hand on the table-topping Orlando Pirates, who sit just three points above them.

They come up against a side forced to shift focus to retaining their place in the top flight, having seen the end to a dream Nedbank Cup campaign.

The Chilli Boyz made it all the way to the cup semifinals, where they were eliminated by Kaizer Chiefs, having led 2-1 in the dying stages of the encounter, only to lose 4-2 in the end.

However, according to coach Clinton Larsen, that dramatic defeat has not deflated his charges confidence ahead of a crucial period in their league campaign

“We’ve drawn a lot of confidence from the performances we’ve been putting together so we’re confident of doing well in our remaining games.”

Clinton Larsen

They come up against a side who will be up for revenge, as it was against them that the Chilli Boys began their fairytale run in the Nedbank Cup.

Sundowns campaign in the competition ended on the first hurdle as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat in the first round in Port Elizabeth.

It was Chippa’s ssecond cup triumph over their more fancied opponents in as many matches, having knocked them out at a similar stage in the 2017 edition of the Telkom Knockout.

However, it’s a different story altogether in league encounters between the two sides, with the Tshwane giants yet to taste defeat against the PE-based outfit in eleven matches since 2012.

Six PSL encounters – including the last two – have gone the way of Pitso Mosimane’s men while the rest have ended in a stalemate.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United: Head-to-head

Last five league encounters

Chippa United 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Chippa United

Chippa United 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 Chippa United

Chippa United 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

Kick-off time and where to watch

Date: Tuesday, 23 April

Kick off: 15:30 (SAST)

Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

TV and live stream: Supersport 4.

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