This weekend brings a host of sporting action to enjoy, including a Currie Cup final that’s sure to be a cracker, a Premier League match-up that all eyes will be on, and an unmissable crocket clash that will undoubtedly be packed full of entertainment.
Western Province vs Golden Lions
The big Currie Cup climax is upon us as Johan Ackermann’s Golden Lions side head to Cape Town to face Allister Coetzee’s Western Province team. The two sides have undoubtedly been the best teams throughout the competition and both are deserving finalists. The Lions have decided to stick with their winning team from last week, although there are changes to the bench, with the impressive unusually Kwagga Smith missing out on a final spot. Western Province have only made one change to their team from last week, with Jaco Taute making his return in the No. 12 jersey. The match is sure to be worthy of its hype, and the Newlands crowd will definitely make it hard for a spirited and hungry Lions side.
Manchester United vs Chelsea
Manchester United entertain Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday with the Blues in the unusual position of favourites to win the match. Not because Chelsea are not worthy of that tag, but because it is hard to remember a team going to Old Trafford expected to win comfortably. United will go into the match on the back of yet another disappointing away result at West Bromwich Albion. Despite coming from behind twice to claw back a 2-2 draw, United’s dominance in attack and weakness at the back was again for all to see. With Chelsea’s recent rampage through the season so far, it’s a stretch to imagine that they’ll return home without another win under their belt.
New Zealand vs Proteas
The Proteas have an opportunity to close out another series on the road, and continue to ride the winning momentum created the past year when they take on New Zealand for the second ODI in the series. The Proteas had a good run in the unfamiliar conditions in Tuesday’s opening match, and will follow a similar approach with the same strip expected to be used. A win will hand the Proteas a series victory and push the South Africans up the ODI world rankings, but they will first have to counter a wounded Black Caps side, that remains dangerous on their home turf.
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