Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Time: 01.10.2022, 04:30 PM
Orlando Pirates will square off the defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the Orlando Arena on Saturday. The home side heads into this game having lost once in the last six games, while the champions have struggled to break teams down in recent games.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
After three weeks of no competitive action, Orlando Pirates are preparing for what may seem to be their trickiest assignment so far this season, and captain Innocent Maela believes it’s essential that they give themselves every chance to remain in the hunt for silverware.
The Buccaneers sit in the second spot on the log with five points behind their opponent. They have managed four triumphs, two standoffs and two defeats so far this season.
This season, the Buccaneers moved away from co-coaching and appointed a leader in Riveiro, who didn’t do badly in his previous job in Finland, where he was in charge of FC Inter Turku. Riviero will set up his team for his first derby match, and we expect to be delighted.
The Brazilians retain the top spot of the DSTV Premier League table with nineteen points in eight games. The champions have been a gloom of themselves but somehow managed to be the best side in the league.
Mamelodi Sundowns registered a (2-1) victory against Marumo Gallants in the final of the MTN 8 trophy last season. They will be hopeful of retaining the cup when they clash with the Buccaneers later tomorrow.
Expert Betting Tips
The last twenty meetings have seen Mamelodi Sundowns with ten wins while Orlando Pirates have recorded six wins and four draws.
The Brazilians have dominated this derby in the last five games with five wins in a row. It will be tough getting a win here; however, both teams might resort to a draw here for 2.87.
Mamelodi Sundowns have scored first in five out of the last five games; bet on Mamelodi Sundowns score first for 1.92
A total of under 2.5 goals might surface here for 1.61.