Chippa United will welcome Orlando Pirates to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for a matchday 0 fixture in South Africa Premier Soccer League. The last meeting on 6th March 2021 ended in a Orlando Pirates 3-0 win. Both sides have met fourteen times in the most recent seasons. Chippa United has won 2 matches, and Orlando Pirates triumphed in 12. Recent outings average 2.71 goals, while both teams score 43% of the time.
Chippa United’s latest fixture against Real Kings ended in an away 1-0 loss. I expected more from Chippa United. The lack of focus in the final third cost them three points.
Orlando Pirates’s recent game against Moroka Swallows ended in a home 1-0 win. Although The Buccaneers didn’t match their opponent’s intensity and quality while on possession, it was still enough. Orlando Pirates deserved to score in the second half and did so in the 78th minute.
So far, Chippa United plays better on the road than at home. They win 1.50 points per away game on average compared to 1.00 points at home. Chilli Boys has one of the best defence in the league. They have kept a clean sheet in 100% of their home games.
Orlando Pirates has picked up 5 points from the previous three league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Ezikamagebhula wins 1.00 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. It is clear that their strikers will have to step up in the following games. Orlando Pirates failed to score in 100% of away games this campaign.
It is hard to choose a favourite in this one. Both teams look evenly-matched and have their strengths. I am not willing to take a risk and prefer a double chance bet. My prediction is Chippa United or Draw.
Still, I expect a close game and don’t think that we will see a lot of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 0 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 0% of Chippa United’s home and Orlando Pirates’s away games. My prediction is Under 2.5 Goals.
Lately, there are not that many high-scoring games for both sides. I am confident that the tendency will keep going and at least one team will keep a clean sheet. A bet that both sides will score wins in an average of 0% of Chippa United’s home and Orlando Pirates’s away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: No.