3 predictions for Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates – PSL

Orlando Pirates players during a DStv Premiership match
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An interesting midweek clash in the Premier Soccer League will see Cape Town Spurs host Orlando Pirates at the DHL Stadium.

Kick-off is scheduled at 19:30 SAST on Wednesday, 1 November 2023. Will the Urban Warriors finally pick their first win of the league season?

Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates match preview

Cape Town Spurs

Sean Connor's side have their eyes set on picking up their first win of the league season and will fight with everything to achieve desired results on Wednesday evening.

Spurs come into the game on the back of 8 straight defeats in the PSL and overall nine back-to-back losses across all competitions with a recent loss to Pirates.

Orlando Pirates vs Cape Town Spurs
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The Urban Warriors sit precariously bottom of the league table on zero points after eight matches. Except things drastically change for the better, relegation knocks on their door.

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates on the other hand will enter into the midweek affair on the back of two league draws, they're unbeaten in their last four matches in all competitions.

The PSL giants at the moment are not challenging for the title, but can walk their way up the standings with a win over their host.

Jose Riveiro's side are 13th on the table after seven league games, they have three outstanding matches to prosecute even as the PSL Round 11 fixtures get underway this coming weekend.

Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirates predictions

While Cape Town Spurs fans don't have high hopes for their team against Pirates on Wednesday, anything can happen. However, the Buccaneers are strong favourites to come out with all three points. Here are three predictions for the game:

Phewa in action for Cape Town Spurs
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Prediction 1: Orlando Pirates to win

Cape Town Spurs have lost in each of their last four Premier League home games, they've also lost in each of their last eight league games.

Meanwhile Orlando Pirates have not lost in seven of their last eight league away games, and are on the back of four games without defeat.

We strongly back the Bucs to go home with all the points.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score – No

It has been seven years since both teams last scored against each other. Since then, Pirates and Spurs have met five times where it all ended with one team scoring in four of the games while one ended goalless.

With this record on ground in this fixture, we fancy this to continue on Wednesday evening when these sides lock horns.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals

Clashes involving these teams in the last five occasions have not been particularly high-scoring, with just one ending with at least three goals.

Nonetheless, Spurs this season have the weakest defense and have conceded 19 goals whilst scoring five times in their last nine games across all competitions.

In that stretch, Connor's side have finished with over 2.5 scoreline on five occasions, bringing this clash to a potential high-scoring match.

Players in action during Pirates vs Spurs game
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Cape Town Spurs form

  • Orlando Pirates 2-0 Cape Town Spurs (20/10) – Carling Knockout Cup
  • Cape Town Spurs 1-2 SuperSport United (04/10) – Premier Soccer League
  • Cape Town City 3-1 Cape Town Spurs (30/09) – Premier Soccer League
  • Cape Town Spurs 1-2 Golden Arrows (19/09) – Premier Soccer League
  • Moroka Swallows 3-1 Cape Town Spurs (30/08) – Premier Soccer League

Orlando Pirates form

  • Orlando Pirates 1-1 Polokwane (27/10) – Premier Soccer League
  • AmaZulu 0-0 Orlando Pirates (24/10) – Premier Soccer League
  • Orlando Pirates 2-0 Cape Town Spurs (20/10) – Carling Knockout Cup
  • Orlando Pirates 0-0 [2-1 AP] Mamelodi Sundowns (07/10) – MTN8
  • Orlando Pirates 1-0 [4-5 AP] Jwaneng Galaxy (29/09) – MTN8

Where to watch Cape Town Spurs vs Orlando Pirate live

Football fans in South Africa will watch the live broadcast of Spurs' clash with Pirates at Supersport PSL channel and both club's official TV channels on YouTube.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks 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.
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