WILL POWER PLAY ABSA CUP? Plus the insight for both teams
ABSA Cup chasing Power Dynamos visit Zesco United
The answer is simple, if they fail to pick up 6 points from their 2 games in hands then they are out of the competition.
This is so because the 6th placed Kabwe Warriors have 26 points Which is a 5 points gap. So a win, draw, or loss for Power Dynamos in today’s match will mean it’s either they’ll finish the first round on 21,22,23,25,26 points. depending on the last game of their two games in hand.
BREAKING THIS DOWN
Kabwe Warriors are occupying the 6th slot for ABSA cup qualification for super league teams and are the only team that will be affected by Power Dynamos games in hand results. If Power Dynamos win the two games in hand, automatically they qualify for the ABSA cup because they’ll have 27 points level with Lusaka Dynamos and one better than Kabwe warriors who have 26 points.
Knowing what’s at stake, it will be a difficult match for both sides as a win for Zesco United will push the top of the league standings with 31 points two better than Zanaco FC and Forest Rangers who occupy 2nd and 3rd spots respectively in that order.
LAST THREE(3) MEETINGS STATS
The last three meetings between these two sides have ended in draws. 6 goals have been scored between them before the first match of the three produced a barren draw while the recent one 11 months ago on 20th March 2020 at Levy Mwanawasa stadium ended in a 1-1 draw.
TWO TEAMS WINNING RATIO
ZESCO UNITED WINNING AND SCORING RATIO
Zesco United has played 16 games in the current league campaign winning 8 giving them a 50% winning aspect ratio and they have a loss ratio and drawing ratio of 25% as they have drawn and lost 4 games respectively.
2- games have had a goal ratio of under 0.5 meaning no goal was scored and these include Red Arrows and Green eagles 0-0 draws.
Zesco’s 6 games have produced a goal aspect ratio of over 0.5 meaning not more than 1 goal was scored and some of these games include Nkwazi win Young green eagles loss.
4- games have produced a goal ratio of over 1.5 and these include Lusaka Dynamos win, Green buffaloes 1-1.
3- games have produced a goal ratio of 2.5 which to the nearest figure means not less than 3 goals scored and these include Buildcon 3-1 win, Zanaco 3-1 loss.
1- the game has produced an over 4.5 goal ratio, which was a game played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on 12 December 2020 against indeni Fc which Zesco won 3-2.
What does this mean? It means Zesco united games on average have not ended a match with not less than a goal being scored either in their goal or opponents’ goal.
POWER DYNAMOS WINNING AND SCORING RATIO
Power Dynamos have played 15 games and have won 5 giving them a winning ratio of 33% with a drawing ratio of 40% as they have picked up 6 draws and have a loss ratio of 27% after recording 4 losses.
Of the 15 games,3 have a goal ratio of under 0.5 meaning no goal was scored and these are games against Green eagles, Green buffaloes, Prison leopards.
6 have had a 0.5 over goal ratio these include Red Arrows, Lumwana Radiants, Young green eagles 1-0 win.
2 games with a goal ratio of 1.5 like the game against kitwe united and Kabwe Warriors Which ended 1-1,
2 games with a scoring ratio of 2.5 are the Zanaco 2-1 win and 2-1 loss to Lusaka Dynamos.
and 2 games with a goal ratio of over 3.5 and these were games against Napsa stars Which ended 2-2 with the other being for Nkwazi where they posted a 3-1 win.
What does this mean, it means Powe dynamos have a decent defense compared to Zesco as they have 3 clean-sheets.
293 goals have been scored so far in the Zambian super league with Zesco and power Dynamos contributing to about 10% of the goals scored so far and this means this game will produce at least a goal as both teams have scored 31 goals so far all together.
On the other hand, both teams have contributed to about 8% of the goal allowed by teams as they have allowed 23 goals altogether and this is still predicting a goal.
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