Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates lineups, 3 predictions – PSL

Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates lineups, 3 predictions – PSL
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Three points will be up for grabs as Lamontville Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates go toe-to-toe with each other on Sunday. Which of these teams will emerge victorious after all is said and done?

Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates probable lineups

Here's how we expect both teams to line up for this Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash:

Golden Arrows

Goalkeeper: Ismail Watenga.
Defenders: Bradley Cross, Themba Mantshiyane, Gladwin Shitolo, Van Rooi.
Midfielders: Thabani Zuke, Lungelo Dube, Nhlanhla Zwane.
Strikers: Nduduzo Sibiya, Knox Mutizwa, Velemseni Ndwandwe.

Orlando Pirates

Goalkeeper: Melusi Buthelezi.
Defenders: Fortune Makaringe, Olisa Ndah, Tapelo Xoki, Deon Hotto.
Midfielders: Miguel Timm, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Patrick Maswanganyi.
Strikers: Karim Kimvuidi, Evidence Makgopa, Relebohile Ratomo.

Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates confirmed lineups

Golden Arrows

Golden Arrows
41
Nhlanhla Zwane
cr
14
Angelo Van Rooi
za
36
Sifiso Mlungwana
za
35
Themba Mantshiyane
za
39
Bradley Cross
za
6
Tebogo Tlolane
za
5
Gladwin Shitolo
za
12
Velemseni Ndwandwe
za
11
Nduduzo Sibiya
za
42
Brandon Junior Theron
za
9
Ryan Moon
za
Substitutes
37
Siyavuya Nelson Ndlovu
za
24
Nqobeko Dlamini
za
40
Lungelo Nguse
za
1
Isima Bin Abdul Rashid Watenga
ug
15
Thabani Zuke
za
25
Teboho Motloung
za
31
Olwethu Ncube
za
23
Lungelo Dube
za
18
Knox Mutizwa
zw

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates
17
Evidence Makgopa
za
35
Melusi Nkazimulo Buthelezi
za
5
Nkosinathi Sibisi
za
25
Keikie Karim
cd
7
Deon Daniel Hotto Kavendji
na
49
Olisa Ndah
ng
28
Patrick Maswanganyi
za
15
Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo
za
4
Miguel Raoul Timm
za
11
Fortune Makaringe
za
12
Katlego Otladisa
za
Substitutes
31
Richard Ofori
gh
8
Thabang Monare
za
27
Tapelo Nyongo
za
30
Siphelo Baloni
za
3
Thembinkosi Lorch
za
14
Monnapule Kenneth Saleng
za
18
Kabelo Dlamini
so
9
Zakhele Lepasa
za
38
Relebohile Mofokeng
za
38
Relebohile Ratomo
za

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates predictions

We would like to point out that this match was initially scheduled for the first day of October. However, due to Orlando Pirates' involvement in other tournaments, this game had to be rescheduled. That said, these are our Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates predictions:

Prediction 1: Orlando Pirates to win

Lamontville Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates have squared off against each other a fair few times, and their recent encounters have been a bit one-sided. It's worth mentioning that Orlando Pirates have no losses in the last four skirmishes between these teams. They came out on top the last two times these teams met, and lost just once in their last 13 clashes.

In addition to that, these teams are on opposite sides when it comes to recent form. On one hand, the Golden Arrows have lost five in a row, across all competitions. In contrast, Orlando Pirates are on a five-match unbeaten run, with four wins and a draw. Taking everything into account, we are fairly confident that Orlando Pirates will go home with all the spoils.

Prediction 2: One team will not score

We've already established that Lamontville Golden Arrows are on a five-match losing streak. Their recent struggles are due, in part, to their lack of goals. As a matter of fact, Mabhuti Khenyeza's men failed to score in four of their last five matches.

In the same vein, the Golden Arrows blanked in eight of their last 10 encounters with Orlando Pirates. Considering the Pirates did not concede a single goal in their last six matches, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: Less than three goals scored

For our last Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates prediction, let's take a look at the over/under goals market. Given that Orlando Pirates have kept six consecutive clean sheets, it's no surprise that their matches tend to be on the low-scoring side. In fact, Jose Riveiro's side saw 14 of their last 15 games go below the 2.5 goal mark.

Similarly, three of Lamontville's last four games produced less than three goals. Considering this was the case with nine of the last 10 meetings between these outfits, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.

Where to watch Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates live

If you reside in South Africa, you can tune into Supersport's PSL channel for live coverage of this game.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.