Absa Premiership

Pirates, Wits in third place war

2015-04-14 09:40
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Cape Town - Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates will renew their Absa Premiership rivalry when they meet at Bidvest Stadium.

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Wits saw their winless streak in the league extended to three matches when they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Polokwane City earlier in the month.

The Johannesburg side has claimed 22 points from 11 home matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Black Aces (home), Free State Stars and Kaizer Chiefs (both away).

The Clever Boys are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 41 points from 24 matches.

Pirates’ unbeaten streak was extended to 12 league matches when they played to a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Platinum Stars.

The Soweto giants have claimed 20 points from 12 away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are University of Pretoria, SuperSport United (both home) and Maritzburg United (away).

The Buccaneers are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 44 points from 25 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Pirates have met in 58 league matches since 1985.

The Buccaneers have claimed 25 wins compared to 12 for the Clever Boys, while 21 matches have been drawn.

Wits have won seven of their 29 home matches against Pirates, suffering 11 defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, a late goal from Sangweni took the Buccaneers to a 1-0 home win.

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