2022-23 DStv Premiership predictions preview
Mamelodi Sundowns won the 2022-22 South African Premier Division title as they secured their fifth championship in a row. The 2022-23 Premier Soccer League will be contested among 16 teams, and the one with the most points will get the crown.
Premier Division teams that finish in the top 2 automatically qualify for the CAF Champions League. The third-placed team and the champions of the Nedbank Cup qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup. If the winner of the Nedbank Cup finishes in the top 3, the runners-up qualify for the other spot in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The team that finishes bottom of the table is automatically relegated to the National First Division. The last relegation spot is decided in the mini-league play-offs.
Mamelodi Sundowns are still the strongest in the league and are looking to win their fifth-sixth title in a row. However, the 2022-23 season may be one of the most competitive in years.
Takebet Zimbabwe offers outright predictions of the DStv Premiership winner and the top 3 and South African Premier Division betting tips on top matches during a season.
Complete list of teams participating in the 2022-23 South African Premier Division:
- Mamelodi Sundowns
- Sekhukhune United
- SuperSport United
- Royal AM
- Kaizer Chiefs
- Orlando Pirates
- Lamontville Golden Arrows
- Cape Town City
- Maritzburg United
- Marumo Gallants
- TS Galaxy
- Moroka Swallows
- Chippa United
- Richards Bay
Mamelodi Sundowns have been the best team in the South African Premier Division for years, and they keep dominating. The Sundowns have won the most league titles in South African Premiership history, with 12. The Brazilians secured another record-breaking fifth consecutive DStv Premiership league title during the 2021-22 season. They are the favourites of the new 2022-23 Soccer Premier League campaign.
The Mamelodi Sundowns key players:
- Peter Shalulile
- Themba Zwanw
- Neo Maema
- Pavol Safranko
- Thabiso Kutumela
- Lyle Lakay
- Mosa Lebusa
Kaizer Chiefs are among the best South African Premier Division teams and are arguably the most popular. The Amakhosi have the second most league titles (4) in history and finished fifth in the 2021-22 DStv Premiership season. They had 47 points and scored 34 while conceding 26 goals with a goal difference of +6, showing a clear improvement in their defence.
The Kaizer Chiefs’ key players:
- Keagan Dolly
- Khama Billiat
- Bernard Parker
- Sifiso Hlanti
- Daniel Cardoso
Orlando Pirates finished sixth in the 2021-22 South African Premier Division. The Pirates won 44 points with 34 goals scored and 28 conceded.
The Orlando Pirates’ key players:
- Deon Hotto
- Tshegofatso John Mabasa
- Goodman Mosele
- Happy Jele
- Abel Mabaso
- Kabelo Dlamini
Coverage of South African Premier Soccer League
The team of Takebet Zimbabwe strives to offer genuinely detailed South African Premier League predictions to our readers. Experts publish betting tips on the games of the most significant interest and those matches that have a decisive impact on the title challenge.
Also, we predict league games that have valuable bets offered on them.
Our African betting analysts publish outright South African Premier Soccer League tips alongside match bets. The latter are regular and come as accumulators and singles.
Here are some of the betting markets used for our picks:
- Correct score
- Over/under goals
- Player props
We deliver every single South African Premier Division tip in a detailed article which recaps the latest matches of both sides and gives insight into the most important stats and result trends, H2H, probable line-ups, and betting odds — and recommends the bet.
How experts analyse DStv Premiership games for predictions
The experts of Takebet Zimbabwe make accurate predictions based on our experience in following and analysing the South African Premier League and on statistical data and facts.
South African teams combine contrasting styles of play into their unique style.
Let’s take the champions of the 2020-21 DStv Premiership, Mamelodi Sundowns, as an example. They are nicknamed “the Brazilians” for a reason. The Sundowns play with flair and passion, combining the Italian and the Spanish styles, and that happens to be quite entertaining. Mamelodi Sundowns are also called “Shoe Shine and Piano” as they use quick short passes to find pockets of space linked to the famous Tiki-taka style of play.
Teams such as SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates love to widen the pitch. The Pirates are up for high-intensity football as they use high pressing to win the ball back in the attacking third. However, other teams sometimes love to sit back and hit their rivals on the counter. That’s the knowledge we turn to when getting DStv Premiership tips ready.
And here are some stats our experts use for South African Premier Soccer League tips:
- Goals scored and conceded
- Big chances (created and conceded)
- Expected goals (xG)
- Shots on/off-target
- Shots conceded
- Ball possession percentages
- Passing accuracy
- Defensive ratios: tackles, interceptions, fouls
- Offensive ratios: dribbles, fouls conceded
Alongside statistics, we use other data to get our Premier Soccer League betting tips ready: the head-to-head record, recent results, betting trends of where money is going, the latest team news and other pieces of information. Then, experts estimate the probability of events and research betting markets for valuable odds that match our prediction.
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