Varsity Cup resumes on Thursday after a break of eleven days with surprise leaders Central University of Technology (CUT) looking to continue with their impressive run of form and also protect their spot at the top of the standings.

CUT have started the campaign with so much promise by winning their opening three matches and they will fancy their chances of registering their fourth match in succession when they take on struggling Wits University.

Their place at the top of the pile is threatened by second-placed University of Pretoria (UP) and University of Cape Town (UCT Ikeys) who are the other two teams in the competition who have also won their opening three matches.

North West University (Eagles) v University of Western Cape (UWC)

The NWU Eagles started their season with two good wins over inconsistent Nelson Mandela University (Madibaz) and by shocking University of Free State (Shimlas) while their match ended with a loss to to University of Pretoria (Tuks) to set the marker as one of the early pacesetters.

The Eagles are going to be tested to their limits by this unpredictable UWC side that has blown hot and cold so far this season with a win, a draw and a loss to show for their troubles since the campaign started a few weeks ago.

Pick: NWU Wins at 0.14 at BetXChange

University of Free State (Shimlas) v University of Cape Town (Ikeys)

Shimlas, who are the usual pre-tournament favourites have strangely found the going tough this campaign with a draw with University of Western Cape (UWC) and losses to North West University (Eagles) and Central University of Technology (CUT).

They will be desperate for a win against University of Cape Town (UCT) to kick start their campaign as the third consecutive defeat will put their chances of progressing to the knockout stages in serious danger.

Pick: UCT Wins at 0.70 at BetXChange

Wits University v Central University of Technology (CUT)

This is an interesting match-up as it pits high flying and table topping CUT against the struggling Wits who are languishing at the foot of the table with three losses from their opening three matches.

CUT, who have been in rampant form since the beginning of the season, will be all out for a win that will ensure that they maintain their position at the top of the pile while Wits will be looking to move away from the bottom of the table.

Pick: CUT Wins at 0.90 at BetXChange

Nelson Mandela University (Madibaz) v University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Very little separate struggling Madibaz and UJ who are stationed at the bottom half of the table where together with Wits they are the only three teams yet to taste victory this season.

Both Madibaz and UJ go into this match looking for their first win of the season to move a few places on the ladder.

Pick: UJ Wins at 0.80 at BetXChange


University of Pretoria (UP) v Stellenbosch University (Maties)

This is probably the most interesting match of round four as it pits two teams that were pre-tournament favourites and so far look on track to progress to the elimination rounds in the coming weeks.

UP go into this clash on the back of a perfect record of three wins from as many matches while Maties boasts two wins and one loss.

It promises to be an interesting match where Tuks will be looking to overtake Central University of Technology (CUT) at the top while Maties wants to force their way into the top three.

 Pick: Tuks Wins at 0.35 at BetXChange


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