KICKOFF Predictor Round 27 preview


In South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs will look to reignite their fading title hopes when they host Golden Arrows on Saturday, although cutting down the current eight-point gap to the summit might be too much of an ask with just four games left.

Meanwhile, fifth-placed SuperSport have their sights set slightly lower than Amakhosi, with the Tshwane side more realistically targeting a top-three finish as they travel to Polokwane City, while Chippa United will be desperate to extend the one-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone when they host Ajax Cape Town.

Staying with Saturday’s menu but heading to Spain sees the La Liga title race as tight as you like, with Barcelona leading the standings on goal difference and hosting top-four hopefuls Villarreal, although second-placed Real Madrid have a game in hand and travel to relegation-threatened Granada.

This weekend’s action reaches its climax on Sunday, starting with PSL leaders Bidvest Wits who will be looking to add to their three-point lead at the league summit as they welcome Maritzburg United to Bidvest Stadium.

The headline act from South Africa, though, sees Orlando Pirates lock horns with Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium, with the Buccaneers looking to avenge their 6-0 thrashing in the reverse fixture.

There’s also another titanic clash on the cards that day as English juggernauts Arsenal and Manchester United clash in a vital top-four battle at the Emirates Stadium, while also in England, Liverpool will look to tighten their grip on third as they host Southampton at Anfield.

Saturday, 6 May
Chippa United vs Ajax Cape Town
Polokwane City vs SuperSport United
Barcelona vs Villarreal
Kaizer Chiefs vs Golden Arrows
Granada vs Real Madrid

Sunday, 7 May
Liverpool vs Southampton
Bidvest Wits vs Maritzburg United
Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Arsenal vs Manchester United
AC Milan vs AS Roma