Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs: Soweto Derby by the H2H numbers

A Soweto Derby beckons this weekend. Take a gander at how the numbers stack up.

Kaizer Chiefs still hold a clear lead over Orlando Pirates in the overall head-to-head count ahead of the Soweto derby.

Since 2010, the Buccaneers have made up some ground across all competitions, but Chiefs have still had the better of their league encounters.

That said, 16 of the 32 Soweto derbies in the 2010s ended in draws (excluding penalty shootouts), suggesting there is not much to choose between the two teams in the present era.

Kaizer Chiefs lead 68-41 in the overall historical win count with 54 draws and five abandoned matches. These tallies do not take into account the Carling Black Label Cup or other friendly matches.

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs: Soweto Derby H2H overall

Orlando Pirates Vs Kaizer Chiefs Soweto Derby H2H stats

In the 2010s, Pirates won nine games and lost seven in all competitions. In the league, Chiefs held a 5-4 advantage in terms of wins with 11 draws.

Kaizer Chiefs lead 218-181 in the overall goals count and 22-21 in league fixtures in the 2010s. Pirates, meanwhile, edged Chiefs 32-31 in all competitions throughout this period.

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs: Soweto Derby H2H goals

Orlando Pirates Vs Kaizer Chiefs Soweto Derby H2h Goals

The first-ever Soweto derby between Chiefs and Pirates took place on 24 January 1970, with Orlando Pirates winning 6-4.

The clash between the two sides on Saturday at FNB Stadium will kick off the sixth decade of Soweto derby action.

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Leonard Solms
Leonard Solms is a freelance South African multi-sport journalist who has written for a number of regional, national and international newspapers and websites. He won a Rhodes-Investec Top 100 Award in 2018, the year in which he completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Rhodes University.
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