Absa Premiership

Pirates prepared for SuperSport duel

2015-08-11 08:12
Oupa Manyisa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates will complete the first round of matches in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership when they meet at the Thohoyandou Stadium.

SuperSport finished in sixth place last season, recording 41 points from their 30 matches.

The Tshwane side recorded two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six matches of the previous campaign, encapsulating their inconsistency.

Pirates ended the previous in fourth place, having claimed 50 points from 30 matches.

The Soweto side lost just one of their last 17 league matches of the campaign, having suffered five defeats in their opening 13 fixtures.

In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Pirates have met in 48 league matches since 1990.

The Buccaneers have 22 wins compared to 15 for Matsatsantsa, while 11 matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won nine of their 24 home matches against Pirates, suffering 10 defeats in the process.

Last season Bucs did a league ‘double’ over their Tshwane counterparts, winning 2-1 away and 4-1 at home.

Just one of the teams’ last 10 league matches has ended in a draw.

On Saturday, Pirates surpassed CS Sfaxien in a CAF Confederation Cup 2-0 as Thabo Rakhale and Menzi Masuku grabbed a goal each in superb fashion.

Pirates and United face each other on Tuesday, August 11.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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