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Head-to-HeadThis will be the first-ever meeting between Eagles and Pirates with the Zambian side set to face a South African team for the first time in a competitive match.
The last time Pirates faced a Zambian team in the Champions League was in 2013 when they defeated Zanaco 1-0 away and 2-1 at home in a first round tie.
Home and Away records
Eagles are undefeated at home in continental tournaments having made their debut in the Caf Confederation Cup last season.
They defeated Eswatini's Young Buffalos 2-0 in Zambia before holding Algerian side NA Hussein Dey to a 0-0 draw.
Pirates are winless in their last three away games on the continent having recorded two defeats and one draw in last season's Champions League.
Eagles will be banking on their solid defence as Aggrey Chiyangi's side did not concede at home during its 2018/19 Confederation Cup campaign.
Pirates have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last two away matches in the Champions League as they lost 2-0 to Tunisian champions Esperance de Tunis before being edged out 2-1 by Guinean giants Horoya AC.
Current scoring formEagles failed to score in their last two competitive matches in the Zambian Super League as they drew 0-0 with both NAPSA Stars and Zesco United.
On the other hand, Pirates are a free-scoring side at the moment having netted 11 goals in their last five competitive matches.