Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates is one of the biggest fixtures in South African football.
Both clubs have over the years taken the name of the country far and wide, and have amassed good recognition even amongst the footballing society in Africa.
Out of the many clubs in South Africa, only Pirates and Sundowns have triumphed in the continent's biggest competition, the CAF Champions League.
Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates have had a rivalry that has lasted for many decades, as these clubs have been competing for various domestic titles.
This fixture will again be contested decisively in the 2023 MTN8 final which promises yet another exciting showpiece for fans and football lovers in and outside the shores of South Africa.
The MTN8 final marks the first piece of silverware that's up for grabs for these teams, a title that Pirates have enjoyed more success (11) than Sundowns (4) since it started in 1972.
Ahead of the clash which comes up this Saturday, 7 October 2023, let's look at the head-to-head records of both clubs.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates head-to-head history
DStv Premiership: The last 29 meetings between them, Mamelodi Sundowns won 15 games, Orlando Pirates won 7 games, while 7 games were drawn.
Nedbank Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates have won 1 game apiece.
MTN8: These teams have met in 13 matches in this competition overall. Mamelodi Sundowns won 4 games, Orlando Pirates won 4 games, and five games ended in a draw.
Past 10 results between them:
Orlando Pirates 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (20/09/23) – Premier Soccer League
Orlando Pirates 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (04/02/23) – Premier Soccer League
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Orlando Pirates (30/12/22) – Premier Soccer League
Orlando Pirates 0-4 Mamelodi Sundowns (12/11/22) – Club Friendly
Mamelodi Sundowns 0-3 Orlando Pirates (22/10/22) – MTN8
Orlando Pirates 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns (01/10/22) – MTN8
Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 Orlando Pirates (17/12/21) – Premier Soccer League
Orlando Pirates 0-2 Mamelodi Sundowns (25/09/21) – Premier Soccer League
Orlando Pirates 0-3 Mamelodi Sundowns (02/05/21) – Premier Soccer League
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Orlando Pirates (15/04/21) – Nedbank Cup
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago