Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Time: 20.09.2023, 08:30 PM
The Buccaneers will lock horns with Mamelodi Sundowns in what seems to be the most prominent fixture in the PSL at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday. Orlando Pirates have been a menace to teams this season but face a tough task against the strongest side in the division. Only once in their last ten meetings have the Buccaneers won against the Brazillians. Can Orlando Pirates defile all odds to secure the maximum points here?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Orlando Pirates (7th)
Last five games: LDWDW
The Buccaneers' only defeat this season was their opening game against Stellenbosch, where they had eighteen shots and failed to find the back of the net. Since then, the Buccaneers have won six and shared the spoils once. Orlando Pirates' form isn’t new to their fans after witnessing their run of games in the previous season.
The Soweto-based team came from a goal down to defeat Stellenbosch in the MTN 8 Semifinals; however, they suffered a shocking defeat on the road against Jwaneng Galaxy in the CAF Champions League qualifier.
The Buccaneers are one of the best attacking teams in the division, and we are confident they’ll give us a befitting game here.
Mamelodi Sundowns (1st)
Last five matches: WWWWW
The Brazilians have been up and running since the season began, and even with injuries to some key players in the squad, they have won all but one game this season, taking their unbeaten record in all competitions to twenty. The Brazilians head into this round after overwhelming their opponent in the CAF Champions League qualifier, scoring four times in Burundi.
Mamelodi Sundowns have scored the most goals and conceded just twice this season. The Brazilians welcomed their highest goal scorer last season, Peter Shalulile who was injured at the beginning of the season. The Namibia frontman will definitely give them the edge over their opponent tomorrow.
Mamelodi Sundowns have won twelve, while Orlando Pirates have recorded four victories and four games ending in a stalemate over their previous twenty meetings.
Mamelodi Sundowns are yet to taste defeat against the Buccaneers in their last three meetings.
Mamelodi Sundowns have scored first in eight of their previous ten meetings.
The Buccaneers have managed just one win against the Brazilians in their last ten meetings.
Expert Betting Tips
This fixture is the most anticipated this season, as both sides have been the best teams in the division so far. Mamelodi Sundowns, as usual, are yet to taste defeat in all competitions this season; they have scored in each of their last fourteen games. This has been possible because of their free-flowing gameplay; in fact, they have been tagged as the Manchester City of Africa. On the other hand, Orlando Pirates have not really had a tough test this season and have struggled in their last two games. Against Stellenbosch they came from a goal down to secure all the points after the home side were reduced to ten men. This is a derby game and we are certain they’ll be at their best, especially playing at home.
Mamelodi Sundowns are our favourite pick here after watching them dismantle Bumamuru in the CAF Champions League coupled with the return of Peter Shulalile. We are aware that Orlando Pirates will torment the Brazilians but the quality of the visitors will stand them out; bet on away win 2.40.
We expect the Brazilians to score first here for 1.92.
We expect to see more than two goals here for 2.38.