Benni McCarthy

Benni McCarthy, Coach of Cape Town City FC. (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

PSL fixtures: Cape Town City v Supersport United – Head to head, kick off and live stream

Cape Town City are still on the quest for their first victory against Supersport United, who are in a desperate position as they look to fight off relegation.

Benni McCarthy

Benni McCarthy, Coach of Cape Town City FC. (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

Cape Town City renew their rivalries with Supersport United, as the two sides clash at Athlone Stadium in the last of Saturday night’s PSL fixtures.

In a nice touch by the Absa Premiership, all the day’s fixtures take place in the evening as a form of respect to late struggle icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who’s funeral takes place on the same day.

The two sides have, in the hosts’ two seasons in the top flight, forged an intense rivarly, having already contested two finals – with City winning last season’s Telkom Knockout, while Supersport were triumphant in the 2017 MTN 8.

Form guide

Both sides have found the current league campaign extremely tough to navigate, with the visitors more so.

The Pretoria side’s woes in the league has already claimed a casualty in former coach Eric Tinkler, who parted ways with the club in March, following a poor string of results which saw them stewing in the bottom half of the log.

His departure has however not seen any improvement in fortunes, as they currently face the grim prospect of relegation or, at the very least, the inconvenience of taking part in the play-offs in order to keep their place in the play-offs.

Their opponents are in a far better off state, as they sit in the top half of the log – but have endured a nightmarish period, where they lost five games on the trot before salvaging a draw against Maritzburg United in their last outing.

Head to head

The two sides have met just three times in league action, with Supersport winning the only game that produced a result as they emerged 4-2 victors at home in a thrilling encounter.

Kick off

Kick off is at 20:15.

TV and live stream

The game will be screened on Supersport 4 (SS4).