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Richards Bay play host to visiting team Orlando Pirates at King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium in the Premier Division tie on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Richards Bay v Orlando Pirates, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Richards Bay will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-0 Premier Division victory versus Cape Town Spurs.
In that match, Richards Bay managed 42% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Cape Town Spurs got 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
It has not been often in recent times where Richards Bay haven’t conceded. In fact, Richards Bay have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals during that time. Despite that, time will tell if that pattern will be maintained in this upcoming match or not.
Orlando Pirates head into the encounter after a 0-1 Premier Division win with the defeat of Kaizer Chiefs in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Orlando Pirates managed 42% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Orlando Pirates was Evidence Makgopa (20'). Kaizer Chiefs got 7 shots at goal with 1 on target.
In 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Orlando Pirates, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that period works out to just 1.33, with the number of goals averaged by Buccaneers, The Bucs equalling 0.67.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was Premier Division match day 20 on 01/04/2023 which ended up with the score at Richards Bay 0-2 Orlando Pirates.
Team News: Richards Bay
The Richards Bay manager will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Orlando Pirates
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Orlando Pirates boss Rhulani Mokwena doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
Richards Bay will need things to go their way to breach the defence of this Orlando Pirates lineup who we reckon should get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for Orlando Pirates at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium (14,500)
Competitions: Premier Division position 15