Kaizer Chiefs starting XI prediction: DStv Premiership vs Amazulu

The Kaizer Chiefs are going into their clash with Amazulu under all kinds of pressure, but does that mean Stuart Baxter will stick with the starting XI.

Here we take a look at how the Kaizer Chiefs could line up against Amazulu on Saturday.

Kaizer Chiefs starting XI prediction

After keeping a clean sheet last time around, one would expect Daniel Akepyi to keep his place in the goal by stopping the merry-go-round between the sticks.

Daniel Akpeyi of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership game between Kaizer Chiefs and Baroka FC on September 28, 2019 at FNB Stadium Chiefs against Pirates in the TKO this Saturday Pic Sydney Mahlangu / BackpagePix

Sifiso Hlanti’s expulsion will open the door for Sibusiso Mabaliso to only make his second start for Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership. Baxter may also consider the services of Happy Mashiane.

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Kaizer Chiefs’ Sibusiso Mabiliso during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM on September 18, 2021 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg © Muzi Ntombela / BackpagePix

Love them or hate them, Daniel Cardoso and Erick Mathoho will not be moved from their place at the heart of the Kaizer Chiefs defense.

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Daniel Cardoso of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Baroka FC on August 25, 2021 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg © Muzi Ntombela / BackpagePix

Reeve Frosler made a decent change in his first start of the season against Marumo Gallants and will more than likely continue in the role.

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Reeve Frosler of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2021 CAF Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match between Wydad Casablanca and Kaizer Chiefs at Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco on June 19, 2021 © / BackpagePix

The Kaizer Chiefs have no choice but to stick with central midfielder duo Njabulo Blom and Cole Alexander, although the latter was intimidated by Gallants Miguel Timm on their last outing.

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Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Cole Alexander believes that once the team has time to freeze, fans will see a much improved performance from their team. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs

Bernard Parker took on Lebogang Manyama’s role as a false nine the last time around and offered more than the man he replaced. Expect Baxter to return to Parker in an attempt to fix the issues in the final third.

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Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on April 28, 2021 © Muzi Ntombela / Sports Inc

On the wings, Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat should retain their place in the team.

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Kaizer Chiefs FC’s Keegan Dolly during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between TS Galaxy and Kaizer Chiefs at Mbombela Stadium on August 22, 2021 © Dirk Kotze / BackpagePix

The Kaizer Chiefs’ failure to sign an outgoing striker left them with a huge problem in their quest to replace injured striker Samir Nurkovic in the starting XI.

Nkosingiphile Ngcobo showed a lot of intensity and effort without making much of an impact last time around, but with only Lazarous Kambole in reserve, Ngcobo is likely to start ahead. The Kaizer Chiefs do not have a target man to deploy, which could see Baxter try a left-field option, but the risk of playing a center-back at nine is likely to outweigh the rewards of a paid experience. .

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Kaizer Chiefs’ Nkosingiphile Ngcobo during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on April 6, 2021 © Muzi Ntombela / BackpagePix

Starting XI Prediction

Kaizer Chiefs starting Prediction XI: Daniel Akpeyi, Sibusiso Mabaliso, Erick Mathoho, Daniel Cardoso, Reeve Frosler, Cole Alexander, Njabulo Blom, Bernard Parker, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.

Starting XI confirmed

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