Three points will be at stake as Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch go toe-to-toe with each other at the Orlando Stadium. Which of these teams will emerge victorious when it's all said and done?
Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch probable lineups
Ahead of this Premier Soccer League (PSL) game, these are our probable Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch lineups:
Goalkeeper: Melusi Buthelezi.
Defenders: Deon Hotto, Tapelo Xoki, Olisa Ndah, Fortune Makaringe.
Midfielders: Ndabayitheth Ndlondlo, Miguel Timm, Karim Kimvuidi.
Strikers: Katlego Otladisa, Evidence Makgopa, Thembinkosi Lorch.
Goalkeeper: Sage Stephens.
Defenders: Van Rooyen, Thabo Moloisane, Oliver Toure, Van Wyk.
Midfielders: Jayden Adams, Sihle Nduli, Genino Palace.
Strikers: Devin Titus, Iqraam Rayners, Anicet Oura.
Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch confirmed lineups
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Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch stats and predictions
Fourth versus fifth, this looks like a tightly-contested clash on paper. Just two points separate these teams on the PSL table ahead of this encounter; as Orlando Pirates have accumulated 25 points from 15 matches, while Stellenbosch have 23 points from 14 games. On that note, these are our Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch predictions:
Prediction 1: Stellenbosch not to lose
Although Orlando Pirates are coming off a loss, they've been a tough team to beat. Jose Riveiro's men lost just once in their last seven matches, with five wins and a draw.
However, we've also been impressed by Stellenbosch's recent performances. They have won five in a row, and are unbeaten in their last 10 matches. It's also important to point out that Stellenbosch came out on top the last time they visited this stadium; they have two wins in the last three skirmishes between these outfits. For this reason, we don't think the visitors will lose this game.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
Orlando Pirates and Stellenbosch have squared off against each other a fair few times; and in many of those cases, both teams got on the scoresheet. In fact, the last three meetings between these outfits featured goals at both ends.
In the same vein, these teams have been consistent when it comes to finding the back of the net. While Stellenbosch scored in 11 of their last 12 matches, Orlando Pirates registered at least one goal in seven of their last eight games. With that in mind, we should expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 goals
Our last Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch prediction is on the over/under goals market. It's noteworthy that these teams have been solid defensively; and as a result, they've been involved in a lot of low-scoring games.
While six of Orlando Pirates' last eight matches went below the 2.5 goal line, four of Stellenbosch's last six games produced less than three goals. All things considered, we don't think these teams will score up to three goals between them.
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Where to watch Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch live
This match will be available on Supersport's PSL channel for fans who reside in South Africa.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago