Mamelodi Sundowns vs Atlético Petróleos de Luanda: Home team will proceed to the next round

South Africa
South Africa
23 Apr 2022 19:00
IoFootball: Africa, CAF Champions League, Quarterfinals
Stadium: FNB Stadium (soccer city)
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa
Time: 21.04.2022, 07:00 PM
Kingston James
23 Apr 2022
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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Atlético Petróleos de Luanda Prediction, Betting Tips and Odds | 23 APRIL, 2022

The quest to conquer the continent continues as Mamelodi Sundowns host Angola based team Atlético Petróleos de Luanda at the FNB Stadium in a return leg of the CAF Champions League. The home team need to win this encounter if they were to make it to the next round while the visitors would try their best to stop them.

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Last six matches: WDWWWWL

The Brazilians are on course to claiming their 5th title in a row, they are top of the league with (57) points with five games to spare, mathematically, the trophy is theirs and that will provide them with the opportunity to focus more on CAF Champions League.

They were paired with defending champions Al Ahly, Al-Hilal Omdurman and Al-Merrikh in Group A and finished the group as the best team ahead of Al Ahly, moreover, they did the double over Al Ahly to claim the top with sixteen points.

Mamelodi Sundowns and Esperance ST remain the only unbeaten teams in the group phase as the Brazilians picked up sixteen points from a possible eighteen.

The first leg ended in a 2-1 victory for Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, despite Mamelodi Sundowns taking the early lead in the 6th minute, Tiago Azulão and Yano of Atlético Petróleos de Luanda replied with two goals before halftime, Mamelodi Sundowns scored again in the 94th minute but was disallowed by VAR. The defeat came as a shock to the Brazilians and coach Manqoba need to work on his players' defence before heading into this encounter.

Player to watch: Peter Shalulile

Last seven matches: DWWWDLW

Atlético Petróleos de Luanda are top of the Angola league with 58 points but are faced with strife competition from Sagrada who have 56 points with six matches to spare.

Atlético Petróleos de Luanda finished as a runner up to Wydad Athletic of Morocco in Group D, they outclassed Zamalek who have won the trophy five times as they avoided defeat in both legs. 

Their only defeat happened in the last match as they were heavily whipped by Wydad Athletic (5-1) away from home.

They were victorious in the first leg against Mamelodi Sundowns but should be wary of the Brazilians in the return leg.

They have picked up eleven points in the last six matches.

Player to watch: Tiago Azulao

Before Atlético Petróleos de Luanda's (2-1) win against Mamelodi Sundowns last week, both teams have met in the 2019/2020 CAF competition, Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (3-0) in their stadium as the second leg ended in a (2-2) away draw.

Mamelodi Sundowns have proven to be powerful in this tournament but the resilience of Atlético Petróleos de Luanda can never be underestimated. They look more serious than ever before.

The Brazilians would have realised their mistakes and worked on them, they were expected to at least get a point in the first leg but were robbed in what seems to be a controversial decision when the Virtual Assistant Referee disallowed Neo Maema's goal in the 94th minute. We expect them to go hard in this encounter, bet on a home halftime win for 1.95.

Mamelodi Sundowns are formidable at home and would score as many goals as possible, bet on over 2.5 for 2.15.

A correct score of 3-1  for 14.00 won't be bad.

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