Trio tipped to triumph

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Lamontville Golden Arrows, AmaZulu and Bloemfontein Celtic look set to win their Absa Premiership matches this weekend.

High-flyers Arrows welcome battling neighbours Thanda Royal Zulu in a KwaZulu-Natal derby at King Zwelithini Stadium tomorrow at 3pm.

Free-scoring AmaZulu engage Platinum Stars at Princes Magogo Stadium also at 3pm.

Troubled Celtic are at home against the limping Black Leopards at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in another Sunday encounter.

Though derbies are unpredictable, Abafana Bes'thende are playing fantastic football and should send their opponents deeper into crisis.

Once again, Arrows will be without their inspirational midfielder Papi Zothwane, but the side's spokesman Zwelethu Mzolo believes his absence will not stop them from beating Thanda. He has a point, as they have succeeded before without Zothwane.

Zothwane was not there when Manqoba Mngqithi's side demolished Celtic 3-0 and this saw the expulsion of coach Khabo Zondo.