Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will get their 2016/17 Absa Premiership
campaign underway by hosting Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium.
Pirates finished in seventh place on the log last season,
claiming 41 points from their 30 matches.
The Soweto giants had a poor end to the campaign, failing to
win any of their final five league games.
The Buccaneers’ home record from last season reads: P15 W6
D6 L3 GF21 GA12 Pts24.
Arrows finished in ninth place on the log last season,
claiming 40 points from their 30 matches.
The Durban side lost their final game of the campaign but
otherwise had a strong end to 2015/16, claiming three wins from their last five
Abafana Bes’thende’s away record from last season reads: P15
W5 D4 L6 GF17 GA18 Pts19.
In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Arrows have met in 30
league matches since 2000/01.
The Buccaneers have 17 wins compared to five for Abafana
Bes’thende, while eight matches have been drawn.
Pirates have won nine of their 15 home matches against
Arrows, suffering just two defeats in the process.
Last season’s two league matches between the teams saw
Abafana Bes’thende claim a surprise 2-0 win in Soweto, but Bucs claimed revenge
with a 4-1 victory in Durban.
The teams’ 30 league matches have produced a total of 70
Kick-off is at 19:30.