Orlando Pirates will be aiming for their third successive win when they welcome struggling Golden Arrows in Orlando, Soweto on Sunday
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Orlando Pirates will finish the year in the top 10 should AmaTuks fail to get maximum points against MP Black Aces, while they need to beat Golden Arrows in a league encounter at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Buccaneers’ confidence is sky high following back-to-back victories that saw them move off the relegation zone after seven games.
Ironically, Arrows are still struggling to get good results and another defeat will certainly make them relegation candidates going into the second half of the season.
Abafana Bes’thende’s problem is not only at the back where they have conceded 22 goals in 14 matches, but they also have not been scoring enough goals.
They have netted nine times while also losing a whopping 10 games in the process, as Mark Harrison’s future as Golden Arrows coach becomes more unclear each day.
It will be interesting to see how Arrows are going to deal with the in-form Oupa Manyisa who has scored two goals in the past two games from the midfield position.
However, the Durban-based outfit has match-winner Bongi Ntuli to at least try and steal a point away from home, but he won’t have it easy as Pirates have been solid at the back.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Pirates have won their last 10 games against Arrows in all competitions.
- The last time Arrows beat Bucs was back in 2008 when Kagisho Dikgacoi was still their player.
- In head-to-head stats Bucs and Arrows have met 21 times since 2004 with Pirates winning 14 games compared to Arrows’ three while four matches ended in draws.
- Abafana Bes’thende have conceded in each and every game they’ve played this season.
- Arrows will remain at the bottom regardless of the outcome due to their poor goal difference.