All points will be up for grabs as the Djabal vs Orlando Pirates CAF Champions League first leg preliminary match takes centre stage at Stade de Moroni in Comoros. Kick-off time is 14:30 South African time on Saturday.
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Djabal vs Orlando Pirates probable lineups
Defenders: Bakri Youssouf, Omar Abdoul Anziz, Habib Youssouf, Hachim Abdou
Midfielders: Kanoty Tombo, Akim Mhadji, Hamada Wadide, Keba, Zainou
Forwards: Affane Said Djambae
Djabal FC are making only their second appearance in this competition having debuted in 2013. Star striker Affane Djambae is expected to lead the attack for the league champions.
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
Jose Riveiro is expected to bring changes in the starting XI against Djabal. There's a possibility that we can see an almost different lineup from the one used in their last game against Chippa United.
Djabal vs Orlando Pirates confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Djabal vs Orlando Pirates predictions
Prediction 1: Orlando Pirates to Score First
Jose Riveiro's team have been good going forward in the couple of matches played so far this season. Barring their first loss of the season to Stellenbosch where they failed to score, Pirates have scored first in all the three games that followed. Also, they've been the only scoring team in this fixture in the past, and this record looks likely to continue.
Prediction 2: Orlando Pirates to Win
Djabal are not an intimidating side for Orlando Pirates in this competition; the Comoros side have a poor record in this fixture considering their past head to head with the visitors. With a record of two loses to Pirates, we fancy the South African outfit to string their third straight win over their host.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Goals
These two teams met in this competition way back in 2013, the first and second leg ended 4-0 and 5-0 in favour of Orlando Pirates. Also, the South African side have been involved in high-scoring games twice in their last four games ahead of this encounter. We're backing this clash to go over two goals
Djabal vs Orlando Pirates head to head
These two teams have played two games between them in the past. Both meetings came up in 2013, where Orlando Pirates won both legs 5-0 and 4-0 respectively.
Where to watch Djabal vs Orlando Pirates live
The CAF Champions League preliminary match between Djabal and Orlando Pirates will be live on Supersport, and DSTV Now if you live in South Africa. You can also get to see this match on CAF official YouTube channel.
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