Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Time: 17.08.2022, 08:30 PM
The DSTV Premier League continues as Royal AM welcome the Buccaneers to the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams have started the league on a good note, and a win for either team might be crucial in the race for the top four.
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Royal AM (5th)
Last three games: WWL
Thwihli Thwahla's side were the most improved team last season. They finished third and secured the ticket to their first-ever CAF tournament.
They kicked off their season with a convincing win over Kaizer Chiefs. Another win on matchday 2 followed the performance. Royal AM defeated Chippa United (1-3). More recently, they bowed to their first defeat as Stellenbosch thrashed them (3-1).
Royal AM had been performing tremendously before their last game, and we hope they won't hold back against the visitors.
Orlando Pirates (8th)
Last two games: WDL
The Buccaneers recorded their first season defeat as they were stunned at home. The match, which was one of the easiest of their fixtures, turned out to be the guiltiest. Chippa United sat back all day and punished the home side as they carted off all the points.
Pirates have picked up four points from a possible nine in the last three games and scored only two goals this season.
The Pirates didn’t have a great season considering the quality of their squad, and they failed to qualify for the CAF Confederation tournament. However, they did play against RSB Berkane in the finals of the CAF confederation cup, where they lost on penalties to the Moroccan-based team.
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.
Expert Betting Tips
Orlando Pirates have been the better team in the encounter with six draws and nine wins, while Royal AM have only recorded five victories.
Both teams head into this game on the back of a defeat, and they will be careful not to lose three points here. We believe a halftime draw will occur here for 1.91.
Orlando Pirates have always had the upper hand here; however, the home team will ensure they don't surrender to such vulnerability. We expect both teams to get a goal each for 2.02.
A full-time draw might occur here for 2.97.