The ABSA Premiership has just started but the bookmakers have already revealed its favorites. By the earliest 2020 South African Premier League predictions, Mamelodi Sundowns will successfully defend their champion’s title this season. However, there are teams that can stand on their way.
The 2019/20 season of the South African championship started on August 2. 16 teams will compete for the national cup until May 2020. Following sportsbook news sites in South Africa, this year’s Premiership will give no surprises to the football fans.
By 2020 South African Premier League predictions, Sundowns lead the odds
The reigning champions of the ABSA Premiership are Sundowns from Mamelodi. The Downs managed to win two seasons in a row and renew its own record as the team with most titles. Currently, Sundowns are the absolute leaders of the South African Premier League with nine trophies. Therefore, betting odds on their victory this year is the highest – 2.45 on 1xBet Sportsbook.
Despite the previous gains, Mamelodi Sundowns have started the 2019/20 season not too good. The club now occupies the 5th place with five points, which it gained through the victory over SuperSport and two draws. If such a shaky start of the favorites will keep on progressing, Sundowns are likely to fail the defending of their title.
Orlando Pirates are runners-up of 2020 South African Premiership
The Orlando Pirates FC keep on occupying the second place after Sundowns in every aspect. The team was close to victory during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons but lost to the Downs twice in a row. This year’s odd show that the club is the runner-up for the ABSA Premiership with the second-highest odds of 4.84.
According to online sportsbooks in South Africa, the club currently occupies the 10th position after three games. The Pirates gained one victory, played a draw with Amazulu and failed to outplay SuperSport.
Kaizer Chiefs can be the dark horse of the 2020 South African Premier League
The FC from Johannesburg is likely to be the underdog of this championship. Kaizer Chiefs head the tournament table with 7 points per three games. The Chiefs have confidently defeated Black Leopards and Highlands Park, while the latest draw brought them another point. Regardless of quite low odds of 6.50 on 1xBet Sportsbook, the team can be among title contenders and win their 5th cup.