Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates lineups and 3 predictions – PSL

Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates lineups and 3 predictions – PSL
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Hostilities will be renewed at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium as Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates lock horns in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Tuesday evening. Kick-off time is scheduled for 19:30 pm South African time.

Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates probable lineups

Chippa United

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali
Defenders: Zuko Mdunyelwa, Roscoe Pietersen, Justice Chabalala, Azola Ntsabo
Midfielders: Thabiso Lebiso, Goodman Mosele, Ayabulela Konqobe, Augustine Mulenga, Luvuyo Memela
Forwards: Ronaldo Maarman

After playing two consecutive draws in the first two games of the season, Morgan Mammila's side will be eager to pick up their first three points of the season. Can they pull that off against Orlando Pirates?

Orlando Pirates

Goalkeeper: Chaine Sipho
Defenders: Thabiso Moyanne, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Tapelo Xoki, Paseka Mako
Midfielders: Monnapule Saleng, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Thabang Monare, Patrick Maswanganyi, Relebohile Ratomo
Forwards: Zakhele Lepasa

Orlando Pirates are in top form ahead of their visit to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after thrashing Sekhukhune United 5-1 in their most recent match at the MTN 8 competition.

Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates confirmed lineups

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Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates predictions

Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates players in action
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Prediction 1: Less Than Three Total Goals

Granted, Orlando Pirates have scored nine goals in their last two matches coming into this clash, still we're backing this fixture to see less than three goals.

This is because both sides have been involved in keenly contested affairs in the last three encounters between them, also bearing in mind that the home side have not conceded a goal in their last three matches.

Prediction 2: Orlando Pirates to Score First

The nine-time league title winners have dominated this fixture in the past. They've been the side getting the first goal of this fixture in 10 of the last 13 meetings.

Also, Orlando Pirates have hit the back of the net first in their last two games ahead of this match, while Chippa United have failed to score so far this season. All things being equal, we fancy Pirates to draw the first blood in this encounter.

Prediction 3: Orlando Pirates to Win

We'll like to point out that the last 19 encounters between them have been mostly one-sided; Pirates have enjoyed 14 wins with just one draw between these teams, while four wins have gone in the favour of Chippa United.

It is worth mentioning that the Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates, have picked maximum points in their last seven visits to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, and they'll be hoping to string their eighth win.

Chippa United recent form

Chippa United have not enjoyed a good run of form ahead of the visit of Orlando Pirates. To be fair, they've been unbeaten so far in the PSL after playing two consecutive draws in their first two games of the season.

A winless run of four straight games in the league must be worrisome for coach Morgan Mammila who will be eager to get his side back to winning ways.

Orlando Pirates recent form

On the other hand, Jose Riveiro's team have put aside their disappointing 1-0 loss to Stellenbosch in their opening fixture of the PSL season, to string back-to-back wins against Royal AM in the league, and Sekhukhune United in the MTN 8 quarter-final round on 12 August.

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This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

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