Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups, stats, Soweto Derby predictions

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups, stats, Soweto Derby predictions
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All eyes will be on the Orlando Stadium as two bitter rivals go battle for three valuable points in the Soweto Derby. In this article, you can find Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs lineups, stats and predictions.

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs probable lineups

As we look forward to this Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash, these are our probable Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions:

Orlando Pirates

Goalkeeper: Chaine Sipho.
Defenders: Thabiso Monyane, Tapelo Xoki, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Innocent Maela.
Midfielders: Makhehlene Makhaula, Thalente Mbatha, Karim Kimvuidi, Patrick Maswanganyi, Relebohile Ratomo.
Strikers: Tshegofatso Mabasa.

Kaizer Chiefs

Goalkeeper: Bruce Bvuma.
Defenders: Zitha Kwinika, Spiwe Msimango, Njabulo Ngcobo, Sfiso Hlanti.
Midfielders: Yusuf Maart, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Christian Saile Basomboli, Keagan Dolly, Pule Mmodi.
Strikers: Efmamj Jasond Gonzalez.

Soweto derby, Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
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Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs confirmed lineups

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Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs stats

  • Meetings between these sides are fondly referred to as Soweto derbies.
  • Orlando Pirates emerged victorious the last two times these teams met.
  • Orlando Pirates are currently on a four-match unbeaten run.
  • Kaizer Chiefs did not concede a single goal in their last four games across all competitions.
  • The last five clashes between these teams went below the 2.5 goal line after regulation time.

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions

Prediction 1: Draw

Fifth versus sixth, this looks like a tightly-contested clash on paper. It's worth mentioning that previous encounters between these teams have not been one-sided.

In the last 20 meetings between these outfits, Orlando Pirates have 10 wins, Kaizer Chiefs have nine, with one draw between them.

With that in mind, we would also like to point out that both teams have been involved in their fair share of stalemates these past few weeks.

The spoils were shared in two of Orlando Pirates' last three league games, while four of Kaizer Chiefs' last five matches were level at the end of regulation time.

With that in mind, we are fairly confident that this match will end in a draw.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

For our next Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs prediction, let's take a look at the BTTS market.

It's worth mentioning that Kaizer Chiefs did not concede a single goal in their last four matches. However, preventing this Orlando Pirates side from scoring is easier said than done.

In fact, the Pirates found the net in nine consecutive matches across all competitions, scoring 17 times in that stretch. They also saw their defence breached nine times in their last seven matches.

Given that both teams were on the scoresheet in five of Orlando Pirates' last seven matches, we should expect goals at both ends.

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, Soweto derby
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Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals

Even though we believe that both teams will find the net, we don't think they'll score up to three goals between them.

For one, recent meetings between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs have mostly been on the low-scoring side, as their last five clashes went below the 2.5 goal threshold (excluding extra time).

This has also been the case with Kaizer Chiefs' recent matches, as all of their last nine matches featured less than three goals.

All things considered, our last Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs prediction is under 2.5 goals.

Where to watch Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs live

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs fans can tune into Supersport's PSL channel for live coverage of this mouthwatering clash.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.