Editor's Blog 18.4.2017 09:47 am

Can Eric make the fairy tale a fact?

Who is going to win the Absa Premiership title? Your guess is as good as mine right now, with this season set for an enthralling finish, likely to go right down to the wire, probably even to the final set of fixtures on May 27.

I have actually had my guess on Page 8, and predicted Mamelodi Sundowns as my pick to win the title. I just think Pitso Mosimane's side have a better-looking run in than the other five contenders, and games in hand on most of them too. But a guess is all it is – after all, if picking the results of sporting events was easy, there would be no betting industry. There is also an added difficulty in picking a winner this year because of the disparity in games played among the top five. Cape Town City are leading the way, and Kaizer Chiefs are second, but they have played more games than the other challengers, making their positions, at this stage, slightly false.

Can Eric make the fairy tale a fact?
Can Eric make the fairy tale a fact?

Can Eric make the fairy tale a fact?

Who is going to win the Absa Premiership title? Your guess is as good as mine right now, with this season set for an enthralling finish, likely to go right down to the wire, probably even to the final set of fixtures on May 27.

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Baxter a fall-back option for Danny

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Just how far will Safa’s cash go?

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Salute Cameroon for fairy tale win

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Fond memories of the Cup of Nations

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Tinkler shows why he is hot property

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Tinkler is working his magic with City

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Downs really in a league of their own

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Mashaba: Jordaan likely to get his way

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Can history repeat itself in Polokwane?

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No rain, no deluge of goals in bore draw

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Job is not done yet
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Job is not done yet

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results

SuperSport 0-1 Sundowns
CT City 1-1 Wits
P City 1-0 P Stars

fixtures

Sundowns vs Ajax
Celtic vs Highlands
Wits vs SuperSport

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Cape Town City 23 45
2 Kaizer Chiefs 24 45
3 Bidvest Wits 22 44
4 Sundowns 21 41
5 SuperSport United 22 37
6 Arrows 24 31
7 Maritzburg Utd 24 29
8 Polokwane City 23 28
9 Orlando Pirates 23 24
10 Ajax Cape Town 24 26
11 Platinum Stars 22 25
12 Chippa United 24 24
13 Bloemfontein Celtic 23 23
14 Free State Stars 24 22
15 Highlands Park 24 21
15 Baroka FC 24 21

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