SuperSport United vs. Orlando Pirates: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news & preview

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The Buccaneers are keen to complete a league double over Matsatsantsa and cut the Clever Boys' lead at the top

SuperSport United will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns Orlando Pirates in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday.

Matsatsantsa are brimming with confidence after securing their second successive league win when they defeated Lamontville Golden Arrows 3-2 away over a week ago.

The victory took the Tshwane giants to sixth place on the league standings, but they are only a point above eighth-placed Polokwane City.

Game  

SuperSport United vs. Orlando Pirates
Date Wednesday, February 20
Time 19:30 

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch


The match will be televised on SuperSport 4. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com

Live Match Centre TV Channel
Goal.com SS4

 


Squads & Team News


SuperSport United, Kaitano Tembo, September 2018
Zimbabwean coach Kaitano Tembo will be keen to mastermind a win over Pirates which would see his side cement its place in the top eight.

However, the three-time PSL champions will have to do without their influential midfielder Teboho Mokoena, who is expected to serve his suspension against Bucs.

The 22-year-old player is most likely to be replaced by veteran midfield maestro Reneilwe Letsholonyane in the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, Pirates are wounded after succumbing to a 2-0 defeat to Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis in the Caf Champions League Group B game which was played in Tunis last week.

However, the Buccaneers are still enjoying a 15-match unbeaten run in the PSL having drawn 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs away in their last match in the competition over a week ago.

Milutin Sredojevic, Orlando Pirates, February 2019

The draw saw the Soweto giants remain third on the league standings and they are now two points behind second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who drew with Polokwane City on Tuesday.

Serbian tactician Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic will be eager to lead Pirates to a victory over SuperSport would move his side to second spot and cut log leaders, Bidvest Wits to one point.

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The four-time PSL champions do not have any suspension concerns which will definitely boost Micho's team selection.

Justin Shonga, who started from the bench against Esperance, is expected to return to starting line-up as Bucs look to bounce back to winning ways in Nelspruit.


Match Preview


In head-to-head stats since 1990, Pirates and SuperSport have clashed in 55 league matches.

Bucs have dominated this fixture recording 23 wins compared to 17 victories for Matsatsantsa, while 15 matches have been drawn.

Pirates secured a 3-1 win over SuperSport at the Orlando Stadium in the first round clash earlier this season.

 

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