Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns will fight for three points in match 14 of the South African Premier Soccer League on Friday. Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates South African Premiership. The home side came into the fight after a 3-0 win over Amazulu in a friendly a fortnight ago. Cassius Mailula, Hashim Domingo and Bradley Ralani all found the back of the net, with Gaston Cirino providing all the assists.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates South African Premiership
In their last competitive game they claimed a 3-0 win over Royal AM in league action in October. Orlando Pirates were beaten 6-5 by Kaizer Chiefs on penalties in a friendly last month after the two sides could not be separated in a goalless draw.
In their last competitive game they beat Amazulu 1-0 in the final of the MTN 8 Cup. Monnapoole Saleng’s 25th-minute strike helped the Buccaneers claim an 11th Cup crown.
They will turn their attention to league action, where they finished fifth with 19 points from 13 matches. Mamelodi Sundowns lead the way at the summit with 28 points as they seek a sixth consecutive league crown.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates head to head
Mamelodi Sundowns have won 19 of their last 49 matches against Orlando Pirates. Friday’s visitors have 16 wins to their name, with 14 games ending in the spoils.
Their most recent meeting was in October when Pirates went 3-0 up in the MTN8 Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win. total win
Mamelodi Sundowns are on a six game winning run in the league, keeping a clean sheet in five matches.
One side has failed to find the back of the net in four of the last five head-to-head games.
Mamelodi has the second-best distance record in the league this season, scoring 13 points in six games.
Prediction Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates
We Say Mamelodi Sundowns 2 – 1 Orlando Pirates
This is one of the most high-profile games in South African football and both sides will be giving their all to achieve victory.
Mamelodi Sundowns are seemingly cruising to a sixth consecutive title and a win here would strengthen their hold on the top spot. However, the Orlando Pirates are up to the task. As evidenced by their sweeping victories in the most recent clash between the two sides.