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Pirates look to start 2016 with a victory

2016-01-08 19:00
Rooi Mahamutsa and Thamsanqa Gabuza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will look to get 2016 off to a positive start in the Absa Premiership when they host Platinum Stars at Orlando Stadium.

Pirates suffered their fifth league defeat of the season when they were beaten 2-0 at Mamelodi Sundowns on December 20.

The Soweto giants have claimed four points from as many home matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 11 points from 10 matches.

Stars saw their winless run extended to three matches when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Maritzburg United on December 20.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 11 points from six away matches this season.

Dikwena are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 19 points from 11 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Stars have met in 24 league matches since 2003/04.

The Buccaneers have 14 wins compared to one for Dikwena, while nine matches have been drawn.

Pirates have won six of their 12 home matches against Stars, suffering one defeat in the process.

Last season Bucs took four points off Dikwena, winning 2-0 away in Rustenburg before being held to a 3-3 home draw in the return game.

The teams have not played out a goalless draw in any of their last nine league meetings.

Kick-off is at 15:30 January 9.

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