Orlando Pirates vs Djabal lineups – CAF Champions League

Orlando Pirates vs Djabal lineups – CAF Champions League
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Spotlight will be at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg as Orlando Pirates vs Djabal clash in an anticipated CAF Champions League second leg preliminary fixture on Friday, 25 August. Kick-off time is set for 19:30 South African Standard Time.

The first leg of this encounter was settled by a Zakhele Lepasa goal late in the second half. Will the Bucs reign supreme once more or will the visitors record their first win over the South Africans?

Orlando Pirates vs Djabal probable lineups

Here's how we think these teams will line up in this return leg.

Orlando Pirates

Goalkeeper: Chaine Sipho
Defenders: Thabiso Moyanne, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Tapelo Xoki, Paseka Mako
Midfielders: Monnapule Saleng, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Thabang Monare, Patrick Maswanganyi, Relebohile Ratomo
Forwards: Zakhele Lepasa

Coach José Riveiro is expected to field a stronger lineup this time with in-form striker Zakhele Lepasa spearheading the attack to banish last week's profligacy in front of goal. The debutants last week proved their worth for much of the game, but will have to make way for the established starters in the team.

Djabal

Goalkeeper: Anisse
Defenders: Bakri Youssouf, Omar Abdoul Anziz, Habib Youssouf, Hachim Abdou
Midfielders: Kanoty Tombo, Akim Mhadji, Hamada Wadide, Keba, Zainou
Forwards: Affane Said Djambae

The current champions of Comoros' top-flight division showed resilience and determination in the first leg, and will be banking on their star forward Affane Said Djambae to register their first goal in this competition.

Orlando Pirates vs Djabal confirmed lineups

Orlando Pirates vs Djabal predictions

As fans look forward to this clash, we also provide some decent predictions on how we think the match will play out.

Prediction 1: Orlando Pirates to Win at Half-time/Full-time

The Buccaneers have enjoyed success in this fixture every time they've met Djabal; they won both legs a decade ago and have also triumphed in last week's matchup. Jose Riveiro's side will be eager to put the visitors to the sword once more at their home ground to stretch their winning streak to four, and we're backing them to win on both halves.

Preparations for Orlando Pirates vs Djabal clash
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Prediction 2: Over 2.5 Goals

We'll like to point out that last week's meeting ended with just one goal scored. In contrast, their matchup in 2013 produced nine goals with the Bucs thrashing Djabal on both legs. We expect goals this time around, at least three; keeping in mind the home side have scored a minimum of four goals in each of their last two games at the Orlando Stadium.

Prediction 3: Both Teams to Score – No

Our last prediction for this clash is one goal coming from just one side. As pointed out before, the visitors have not found the back of the net in three attempts against the Bucs. With this return leg taking place at a turf Djabal haven't scored, it's no surprise we're considering them to blank once more, while Orlando Pirates do the scoring.

Orlando Pirates vs Djabal head to head

These two teams have played three games between them in the past which have all been one-sided. Orlando Pirates reigned supreme in all three encounters, and will be looking to string their fourth consecutive victory over the Comorans.

Where to watch Orlando Pirates vs Djabal live on TV

You can watch the CAF Champions League second leg preliminary match between Orlando Pirates and Djabal live on Supersport, and DSTV Now if you live in South Africa and other African countries.

You can also get to see this match on youtube.com/@PiratesTV.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 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.