Once again, it is the Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates – the most anticipated game in the PSL.
Amakhosi and the Buccaneers will cross paths in the PSL this weekend but under underwhelming circumstances.
The two sides have not met expectations this term, with their natural rivals Mamelodi Sundowns running away with the title once again.
Despite their fortunes this season, it will still be a feisty affair. It is the Soweto derby, and they rarely come more massive than this.
So, as we await the Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates match this weekend, what are the expectations for the game? Below we give our thoughts…
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) November 10, 2023
Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates probable lineups
Itumeleng Khune, Given Msimango, Reeve Frosler, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Edmilson Dove, Edson Daniel Castillo Garcia, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Yusuf Maart, Mduduzi Shabalala, Keagan Dolly, Ranga Chivaviro
Melusi Nkazimulo Buthelezi, James Monyane, Thembinkosi Lorch, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Deon Daniel Hotto Kavendji, Thabang Monare, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Evidence Makgopa, Keikie Karim, Patrick Maswanganyi, Olisa Ndah
*Lineups will be automatically updated after they're released.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates Preview
Amakhosi have struggled this term but are in better form in the league than their eternal rivals, Orlando Pirates.
They have been knocked out of all the Cups and seek redemption in the PSL.
They have lost twice to Mamelodi Sundowns this term and would not want to lose another game to Orlando Pirates.
Their poor form this season cost them their coach, Molefi Ntseki. The new manager would want to steady the ship but is already contending with some internal issues.
Kaizer Chiefs are seventh on the log after 11 matches.
Bucs are tenth on the log, but despite winning the MTN8, they would not want to lose to Amakhosi.
They have already lost three PSL games this season, with the league title looking like an impossibility now.
Despite beating Sekhukhune United in their last game, the Carling Knockout Cup loss still rankles, giving the Soweto Derby a more intense colouration.
Next Kaizer Chiefs Match!
⚽️Kaizer Chiefs vs. Orlando Pirates
🗓️Saturday 11 November 2023
📺SuperSport PSL, SABC 1
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— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) November 9, 2023
Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates Head-to-Head
Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson has accepted that his side are the favourites in the Soweto Derby.
It puts added pressure on the new manager because Amkhosi has a 100% record against the Bucs in their last five PSL meetings.
The last time Orlando Pirates beat Amakhosi was in January 2021. However, they will take confidence from their 2-1 League Cup win over the Glamour Boys earlier this year.
With the predominant scoreline between these two sides 2-1, expect another feisty Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates match.
Prediction 1 – Both sides to score
In their last six league meetings, only on three occasions have both sides failed to score, with the scoreline 1-0 in favour of Kaizer Chefs.
The other results ended 2-1, with Orlando Pirates winning once. As both sides are desperate for a win to further their league cause, it is highly likely for the two teams to end up on the score sheet.
Prediction 2 – Kaizer Chiefs to win
If the results of the last six meetings are anything to go by, then a draw is off the table, which leaves the question of who will win.
Kaizer Chiefs has shown more impetus to win, though they have more losses this term (5) than Orlando Pirates.
Coach Johnson would want to continue the tradition of beating their fierce local rivals.
Prediction 3 – Over 2.5
The two sides should score, and a winner will emerge. It should give the Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates match an entertaining feel.
Kaizer Chiefs to win 2-1.
☠️ ⏪️ 𝗬𝗔𝗗𝗛𝗖𝗧𝗔𝗠 ⏪️
— Orlando Pirates (@orlandopirates) November 8, 2023
Where to watch
Whether you're in Nigeria or South Africa and want to watch the Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates match – you're covered.
SuperSport will be broadcasting the match on its PSL channel. You can also watch it on their DStv Now App.
If you're in South Africa, you can either tune in to SuperSport or SABC 1 and SABC Radio Stations to follow the match.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago