Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City lineups – PSL

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City lineups – PSL
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Spotlight will be at the Orlando Stadium as Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City lock horns in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). Kick-off is scheduled for 19:30 South African Standard Time on Tuesday, 29 August 2023.

This clash marks a return to league action for Orlando Pirates who've been engaged with continental football in the last one week; the Bucs will be looking to continue their brilliant form of late across all competitions as they take on their opponents on Tuesday evening.

On the other hand, Cape Town City have let the foot off the gas pedal having started the season with back-to-back wins; they now find themselves on a streak of three consecutive losses ahead of this clash. It will be interesting to see how they fare against an in-from Orlando Pirates side.

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City probable lineups

We have here the lineups of how we think these teams will start this Premier Soccer League game.

Orlando Pirates

Goalkeeper: Chaine Sipho
Defenders: Thabiso Moyanne, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Innocent Maela, Paseka Mako
Midfielders: Fortune Makaringe, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Patrick Maswanganyi, Katlego Otladisa
Forwards: Kabelo Dlamini, Zakhele Lepasa

Motivated by his team's recent performance against Djabal, Jose Riveiro could be tempted to field a 4-4-2 formation that worked so well for the Buccaneers last time out with an exact lineup from the 3-0 win over the Comorans.

Monnapule Saleng in action for Orlando Pirates
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Cape Town City

Goalkeeper: Darren Keet
Defenders: Thamsanqa Mkhize, Keanu Cupido, Mark Van Heerden
Midfielders: Jaedin Rhodes, Ambina Fidele Brice, Luphumlo Kaka Siphumba, Tahir Goedeman
Forwards: Thabiso Kutumela, Kanyisa Erick Mayo, Darwin Gonzalez

Coach Eric Tinkler has alternated between 3-4-3 and 3-2-4-1 formations in his team's last three matches. He could decide to still stick to his 3-4-3 setup that hasn't yielded good results in recent times.

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City confirmed lineups

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

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City predictions

It's important to point out that both teams have played each other on many occasions, and we should expect an end-to-end affair in this much anticipated clash at the Orlando Stadium.

Prediction 1: Orlando Pirates to Emerge Victorious

The Buccaneers have won three of their last four encounters at home with Cape Town City ahead of this clash; they defeated them in their most recent clash in April. It is worth mentioning that Orlando Pirates have won their last three matches at home this season across all competitions; they've also been unbeaten in their last five, winning four. The Bucs are on back-to-back wins ahead of this clash, while their opponents have lost their last three games. All of these give us confidence to go for a home win.

Orlando Pirates players in action, Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City
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Prediction 2: Orlando Pirates to Score First

The Buccaneers with in-form Zakhele Lepasa leading the attack are a dangerous side to face at the moment; they're a guaranteed goal-scoring team with several other players scoring. They've opened the scoring in all of their last five games, while today's opponents have failed to score in their last two games ahead of this matchup. We are fairly convinced Orlando Pirates will draw the first blood in this skirmish.

Prediction 3: Minimum of Three Goals

Our last prediction for this anticipated clash is on lots of goals. Cape Town City may not have scored in their last two games coming into this battle, but it is worth knowing that the last two encounters between these teams have seen both sides scoring on two occasions to produce at least three goals. Also, Orlando Pirates are a team that both scores and concedes as seen in three of six games this season. All of this increases the chance of this match witnessing at least three goals.

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City Head to Head

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City fixture has occured on many occasions. Since 2016, both teams have met 16 times; 4 wins went the way of Jose Riveiro's side while Cape Town City also have 4 wins, with 8 games ending in draws.

These are last five results between these teams:

South Africa Premier 22/04/23

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

2
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Cape Town City

1

South Africa Premier 07/01/23

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Cape Town City

2
Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

1

South Africa Premier 02/03/22

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

0
za

Cape Town City

0

South Africa Premier 02/10/21

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Cape Town City

1
Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

1

South Africa Premier 09/02/21

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

2
za

Cape Town City

0

Where to watch Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City live in South Africa

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town City clash will be broadcast live in South Africa on DSTV Now, GOTV, and Supersport PSL for fans viewing across the country.

Excited fans can as well catch up with the actions on both teams official TV platforms and YouTube channels.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.