Absa Premiership

Preview: Orlando Pirates v Stars

2016-09-27 11:54
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Platinum Stars at Orlando Stadium on September 27. 

Pirates saw their winning streak cut short when they were held to a goalless draw at home by Cape Town City on September 20.

The Soweto giants’ only other home league clash this season was a 3-1 triumph over Golden Arrows last month.

The Buccaneers are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with seven points from three matches.

Stars suffered their first defeat of the season when were beaten 1-0 at home by Baroka FC on September 24.

The Rustenburg side’s only previous away league match this season was a 1-1 draw at Kaizer Chiefs earlier this month.

Dikwena are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with four points from three matches.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Stars have met in 26 league matches since 2003/04.

The Buccaneers have 14 wins compared to two for Dikwena, while 10 matches have been drawn.

Pirates have won six of their 13 home league matches against Stars, suffering just one defeat in the process.

Last season Dikwena took four points off the Buccaneers, drawing 1-1 in Soweto before claiming a 2-1 win in the return game in Rustenburg.

The teams have not played out a goalless draw in any of their last 11 league meetings.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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