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Orlando Pirates will host visiting club Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium in the Premier Division fixture on Sunday.
All Orlando Pirates v Mamelodi Sundowns game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Orlando Pirates prepare for this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier Division drawn game versus Moroka Swallows.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the Orlando Pirates rearguard. Buccaneers, The Bucs have kept it tight, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past 6 matches standing at 3.
A look at their previous results shows us that Orlando Pirates:
- have left without a victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in their previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 15 home league matches. An amazing run.
Last time out, Mamelodi Sundowns drew 0-0 in the Premier Division match with Golden Arrows.
Mamelodi Sundowns have turned their attacks into goals 7 times throughout their previous six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 5.
Their prior results show that Mamelodi Sundowns:
- have not registered a win against Orlando Pirates in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 14 away league matches. Quite incredible.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 13/01/2018 shows us that Orlando Pirates have won 2 of them and Mamelodi Sundowns 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined total of 6 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 for Buccaneers, The Bucs and 2 for Sundowns. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.
Team News: Orlando Pirates
Richard Ofori (Unknown Injury), Thembinkosi Lorch (Tear in the abductor muscle), Siyabonga Mpontshane (Unknown Injury) and Zakhele Lepasa (Ankle Injury) will not be able to play for Pirates manager Rhulani Mokwena.
Team News: Mamelodi Sundowns
Due to a completely healthy group to choose from, Mamelodi Sundowns boss does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Orlando Pirates will really need to work well to be putting a goal past this Mamelodi Sundowns team who we think will just have the edge.
We therefore see a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the match.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Orlando Stadium (37,139)
Captain: Happy Jele
Chairman: Dr. Irvin Khoza
Manager: Rhulani Mokwena
Competitions: Premier Division position 4