Orlando Pirates will welcome Mamelodi Sundowns to Orlando Stadium for a matchday 0 fixture in South Africa Premier Soccer League. The last meeting on 2nd May 2021 ended in a Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 win. Both sides have met seventeen times in the most recent seasons. Orlando Pirates has won 4 matches, and Mamelodi Sundowns triumphed in 9. Recent outings average 2.24 goals, while both teams score 29% of the time.
Orlando Pirates’s latest fixture against Chippa United ended in an away 3-1 win. The Bucs was very dangerous in attack, having attempted five shots on target. Orlando Pirates scored in both halves in the 29th, 58th and 78th minute.
Mamelodi Sundowns’s recent game against TS Galaxy ended in a home 3-0 win. The Brazilians dominated the game and deserved the win. Mamelodi Sundowns pushed forward in the second half and scored in the 57th, 58th and 84th minute.
The Buccaneers’s good defensive display is key to their success. They didn’t concede in 50% of home games.
Mamelodi Sundowns has picked up 10 points from the previous four league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Downs 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. Mamelodi Sundowns 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 Draw or Mamelodi Sundowns.
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 1.25 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 25% of Orlando Pirates’s home and Mamelodi Sundowns’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 25% of Orlando Pirates’s home and Mamelodi Sundowns’s away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: No.