The match will kick off at 19:30 SAST on Wednesday, 1 November 2023.
Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates
DHL Stadium 🏟️
Wednesday, 1 November – 19:30 🕒
— Cape Town Spurs FC (@CapeTownSpursFC) October 30, 2023
The Urban Warriors come into their ninth PSL game on the back of nine consecutive defeats across all competitions.
Sean Connor's men recently lost to Pirates in the Carling Knockout Cup, their very opponent for this midweek clash.
With the Buccaneers poised to inflict another loss to their host, it'll be fascinating to see Connor's side react towards salvaging their season.
Currently, Cape Town Spurs are at the bottom of the league table with eight straight defeats, while Pirates hold the 13th position after seven matches.
Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates probable lineups
Cape Town Spurs
Cape Town Spurs had officially parted ways with head coach Shaun Bartlett following their seventh straight league loss, to rivals Cape Town City, at Cape Town Stadium on 30 September.
Nonetheless, the club's decision has not yielded any good results after two games under the guidance of Connor, as the team has extended their league losses to eight and a more recent defeat to Pirates in the Knockout Cup.
Situated bottom of the table, the Urban Warriors are in danger of being relegated at the end of the season if Connor can't fashion a way out for the team.
Probable lineups for Cape Town Spurs: Dlamini (GK); Allie, Nel, Morton, Haukongo; Dortley, Buchanan, Thethani, Lukhubeni; Moosa, Phewa.
Pirates may not have gotten their desired results, quite frankly, in their most recent league matches.
However, these past few weeks the team have recorded no losses in their last five matches, a run that culminated in two wins and three draws.
With seven matches played in the league and 13th on the table, the Buccaneers under the guidance of Jose Riveiro will look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches against the worst-placed Cape Town Spurs.
Sipho Chaine and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo are ruled out for the visitors, with both players recovering from injury.
Probable lineups for Orlando Pirates: Buthelezi (GK); Monyane, Ndah, Xoki, Hotto; Baloni, Timm, Maswanganyi, Kimvuidi; Lorch, Makgopa.
Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates H2H
The previous 20 meetings between Spurs and Pirates show that the former have triumphed in 3 matches, while the latter have won 12 matches, with 5 matches drawn.
Both teams last faced each other in the Carling Knockout on 20 October where the game concluded with a 2-0 scoreline in favour of Orlando Pirates.
Here are the results of their last five matches:
- 20/10/23 – Orlando Pirates 2-0 Cape Town Spurs
- 10/02/18 – Orlando Pirates 2-0 Cape Town Spurs
- 31/01/18 – Cape Town Spurs 3-0 Orlando Pirates
- 12/09/17 – Orlando Pirates 1-0 Cape Town Spurs
- 17/05/17 – Orlando Pirates 0-0 Cape Town Spurs
Where to watch Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates live
Fans of both teams are looking forward to watching their clubs take to the field in this important fixture in the league.
The match will be broadcast live on the Supersport PSL channel and YouTube channels of both clubs.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago