Absa Premiership

Pirates have slight Cup edge

2014-09-16 12:39
Happy Jele of Orlando Pirates battles with Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs (Backpage)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates hold a slender head to head Cup record going into Saturday's MTN8 Final against Kaizer Chiefs.

Orlando Pirates will have history in their corner when they face arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby at the Moses Mahbida Stadium on Saturday, September 20.

The two Soweto giants have met several times in recent history in various cup competitions with the Sea Robbers emerging as slight winners in clashes between the two sides 
Since beating the Glamour Boys on penalties to claim the 2005 Absa knockout tournament, Pirates have faced Chiefs on seven occasions since 2009.

Since that match, Pirates have overcome Chiefs in two semi-finals, including last year's MTN8 Cup, as well as the MTN8 Final during the 2011/12 season.

Chiefs managed to defeat Pirates in the Telkom Knockout semi-final as well as putting three goals past Pirates when they lifted the 2010/11 Telkom Knockout Cup.

Matches between these two sides are historically close affairs with only one fixture, that famous 2011/12 MTN8 Final,  producing more than two goals.

Heading into this clash, Chiefs are unbeaten the league after six matches while Pirates have turned their season around having now won their last three games.

Orlando Pirates hold an ever so small edge going into this fixture but as football fans know, history will play little part when the referee blows the whistle at 20:15.

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