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The Premier Division game at Orlando Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Orlando Pirates lock horns with Maritzburg United.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Orlando Pirates v Maritzburg United can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Orlando Pirates will be wanting a better result here after the 1-0 Premier Division loss in their previous game against TS Galaxy.
Rhulani Mokwena's Orlando Pirates have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 5 times over their past 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 5.
Last time out, Maritzburg United drew 1-1 in the Premier Division match with Stellenbosch.
The forward players for Maritzburg United have struggled for goals in their past 6 encounters, netting the poor return of just 4. In those fixtures, Maritzburg have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 5. In any event, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend will persist in this upcoming game.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs stretching back to 24/04/2019 shows that these encounters have been miserable for Maritzburg United. They have not managed to get any wins at all while Orlando Pirates have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 67% of those ties.
Those games were notable for their low tally of goals, too, with a tally of 5 scored between them in total.
Team News: Orlando Pirates
The Orlando Pirates manager Rhulani Mokwena has no fitness worries to speak of before this game with a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Maritzburg United
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Maritzburg United boss Eric Tinkler has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
In our opinion, Maritzburg United will have a tough ask to register a score against this Orlando Pirates team who we think will likely manage to score & go ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for Orlando Pirates at full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Orlando Stadium (37,139)
Captain: Happy Jele
Chairman: Dr. Irvin Khoza
Manager: Rhulani Mokwena
Competitions: Premier Division position 6