Pirates face Chippa test

2015-03-10 07:13
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Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Chippa United at Orlando Stadium.

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Pirates played to a second successive league draw when their derby against Kaizer Chiefs ended 0-0 on Saturday.

The Soweto giants have claimed 17 points from 10 home matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Black Aces, Platinum Stars (both home) and Bidvest Wits (away).

The Buccaneers are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 22 matches.

Chippa’s winless run in the league was extended to nine matches when they were held 1-1 by Polokwane City last week.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed seven points from 10 away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are AmaZulu (home), Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits (both away).

The Chilli Boys are placed 11th on the log with 24 points from 21 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Chippa have met in three previous league matches.

The Chilli Boys boast an unbeaten record, with two wins and a draw from the trio of encounters.

Pirates’ only previous home match against Chippa was a 1-0 loss in the 2012/13 season.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Chilli Boys claimed a 1-0 home win in Port Elizabeth.

Kick-off at 19:30 on Tuesday, March 10.

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