Two DSTV Premiership catch-up matches are set to grace our screens on Wednesday, with both fixtures likely to play a role in the top 8 standings.

High-flying Stellenbosch and Sekhukhune put undefeated streaks on the line in Polokwane. Meanwhile, SuperSport will look to return to winning ways as they face Polokwane City.

Sekhukhune United vs Stellenbosch | 19:30 | 17 April

Having played to an uneventful goalless draw two weeks ago in the Mother City, the two sides resume their rivalry at the top end of the DSTV Premiership table. Babina Noko were not in action over the weekend, having crashed out of the Nedbank Cup in the last 16 at the hands of AmaZulu. The stalemate in Cape Town extended Sekhukhune’s winning form to six league outings in 2024. The pulsating run of form coincided with the team climbing up to fourth on the log standings on 35 points. Sekhukhune is undefeated in the previous five encounters against Stellenbosch in all competitions, winning twice during this run.

Storming their way to a 4-0 romp over SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals over the weekend, Stellenbosch extended their unbeaten run to 21 matches across all formats. The impressive run has landed the Cape Winelands side in second place on the log, four points ahead of fourth-placed Sekhukhune. Steve Barker will put his faith in the exciting trio of Andre De Jongh, Devin Titus, and Iqraam Rayners who all netted in the 4-0 win on Saturday.

I am expecting the away side to come out victorious at Peter Mokaba Stadium, but I am leaning towards a Double chance for Stellies.

Prediction: Draw/Stellenbosch @ 1.39

SuperSport United vs Polokwane City | 19:30 | 17 April

Looking to bounce back from their shocking defeat away to Stellenbosch in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday, SuperSport United will host Polokwane City with the aim of staying in touching distance in the race for the top three. The loss extended Matsatsantsa’s struggles in all competitions, as they have registered just a solitary win in their past 11 encounters. Hunt’s men suffered a tight 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy in their last league game two weeks back and dropped to sixth on the log standings.

Rise and Shine have continued to grind out important points to ensure survival in their first season back in the top-flight. Having collected seven points from a possible 18, Polokwane have steadied in mid-table ahead of the remaining seven rounds. The newcomers suffered a devastating 3-2 loss to strugglers Royal AM in their last game as they surrendered a two-goal lead with three minutes of normal time left.

SuperSport will be buoyed to make amends in front of their fans in Pretoria. Hunt has surely given them a tongue-lashing after that insipid display in the Mother City.

Prediction: SuperSport United Win @ 1.93