Absa Premiership

Preview: Maritzburg Utd v Orlando Pirates

2016-12-13 13:44
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Cape Town - Maritzburg United will look to claim a second successive Absa Premiership win when they host Orlando Pirates at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Maritzburg claimed their third league win of the season when they overcame Baroka FC 1-0 away on December 4.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed four points from six winless home matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from 12 matches.

Pirates played to a second successive league draw when they were held 2-2 at home by Highlands Park on December 3.

The Soweto giants have claimed eight points from five away matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 18 points from 11 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Pirates have met in 20 league matches since 2005/06.

The Buccaneers have 10 wins compared to five for the Team of Choice, while five matches have been drawn.

Maritzburg have won three of their 10 home league matches against Pirates, suffering five defeats in the process.

Last season the teams played to two draws in their league meetings: 3-3 in Pietermartzburg and 0-0 in Soweto.

The teams have played to draws in their last three successive league meetings.

Kick off is at 19:30 on Tuesday, December 13.

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