Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town Spurs takes place at the Orlando Stadium on Friday evening. Which of these teams will reign supreme after 90 minutes?
Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town Spurs predictions
Orlando Pirates and Cape Town Spurs will contend with each other for a place in the quarter-final of this competition. That said, these are our predictions for today's Carling Knockout Cup game:
Orlando Pirates to win
To be fair, Orlando Pirates aren't exactly enjoying their best form at the moment. They won just two of their last five matches across all competitions, and one of those wins was on penalties.
However, Cape Town Spurs have fared a lot worse than today's opponents; they are currently on an eight-match losing streak, and have no wins in their last nine games.
Moreover, although these teams will be meeting for the first time in five years, Cape Town Spurs don't have a great track record against Orlando Pirates; they managed just three wins in the last 20 skirmishes between these sides, with five draws and 12 losses.
Taking everything into account, we are fairly confident that Orlando Pirates will come out on top at the end of this game.
One team will fail to score
We've established that Orlando Pirates haven't won many matches lately. It may also interest you to know that they have also struggled in front of goal.
As a matter of fact, Jose Riveiro's men blanked in four of their last five games, scoring just once in the process. That said, most of Orlando Pirates' games have been one-sided in goal-scoring terms; as both teams managed to score in just one of their last nine matches.
In the same vein, one team failed to score in the last four skirmishes between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town Spurs; and for this reason, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Under 2.5 total goals
Our last Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town Spurs prediction is on the over/under goals market.
In spite of their recent shortcomings, Orlando Pirates have not conceded many goals lately. They kept two clean sheets in their last five matches, allowing just three goals.
That said, Jose Riveiro's side have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches recently; as all of their last five games went below the 1.5 goal threshold.
Similarly, three of the last four skirmishes between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town Spurs featured less than three goals; and on that note, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.
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Where to watch Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town Spurs
You can tune into Supersport's PSL channel for live coverage of this game.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago