Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Time: 05.12.2023, 08:30 PM
The Buccaneers will face off against Moroka Swallows in the Original Soweto Derby at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday. Orland Pirates, who failed to secure the maximum points in their recent game, will be desperate to bounce back, the same as the Beautiful Bird who lost to Kaizer Chiefs.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Orlando Pirates (9th)
Last five games: DLWWD
The Buccaneers failed to maintain their tempo as they settled for a share of the spoils against Richards Bay on the road. The match further confirms their recent struggle to convert their chances. Orlando Pirates' last three games have witnessed two goals, with a goal each against Kaizer Chiefs and Sekhukhune United. The Buccaneers came out of the Soweto Derby unhurt, as evidenced by Makgopa scoring the only goal that won them the maximum points, while they failed to find the back of the net against Richards Bay.
The Buccaneers have won three, lost once and drawn a game in their last five games on their ground.
Moroka Swallows (6th)
Last five games: WDWDL
The Beautiful Birds' five-game unbeaten run ended as they were beaten by Kaizer Chiefs on their ground. Moroka Swallows conceded their first goal in three matches when Basomboli found the back of the net in the 82nd minute. Moroka Swallows have picked up eighteen points from a possible thirty-three as they sit in 6th place on the standings. Tshegofatso Mabasa, who is on loan from Orlando Pirates, has scored six times for the Beautiful Birds this season, but is yet to find the back of the net in their last three games. The player will be unavailable against his parent club, and we think it’ll tell on their performance here.
Expert Betting Tips
Over their previous twenty meetings, Orlando Pirates have won eight while Moroka Swallows have managed five wins and seven games ended in a tie. Orlando Pirates have been below par of late but have not lost any derby this season. On the other hand, Moroka Swallows have not lost on the road this season, and after their defeat at home to Kaizer Chiefs, their game plan here will be not to lose. The Buccaneers have not lost the Original Soweto Derby in the league since 2014, and we are sure they are cut out for difficult games like this. Orlando Pirates should be able to start strong and probably draw the first blood for 1.63.
We expect this game to end in a total of under 2.5 goals for 1.51.
Orlando Pirates will likely get a win here, which is quite risky for 1.94.