PSL live updates: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates

The PSL is back and South Africa's top division resumes with a heavy-weight clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Mamelodi Sundowns have had the advantage of shaking off a bit of the lockdown rust over the weekend when they beat Wits in the Nedbank Cup semi-final. Orlando Pirates, meanwhile, will want to continue their revival under their new coach.

Kaizer Chiefs might be hot favourites to clinch the league title as things stand, but the race remains wide open with several teams still in the hunt on the PSL table.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Pirates have met in 70 league matches since 1985.

The Brazilians have claimed 30 wins compared to 21 for the Buccaneers, while 19 games have been drawn. The Tshwane side has won 14 of 35 home matches in the rivalry, suffering 10 defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, at Orlando Stadium in January 2020, Pirates claimed a 1-0 home win thanks to a goal from Frank Mhango.

The teams’ last three league meetings have produced just that one goal.

PSL fixtures as it happens: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates

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Teams

Mamelodi Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 33. Maboe, 5. Lebusa, 3. Nascimento, 2. Madisha, 40. Coetzee, 21. Mkhulise, 8. Kekana, 7. Lakay, 18. Zwane, 26. Makgalwa.

Subs: 1. Mweene, 11. Vilakazi, 36. Mkhuma, 13. Mabunda, 23. Meza, 15. Jali, 4. Langerman, 32. Lukhubeni, 6. Arendse.

Orlando Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 23. Maela, 4. Jele, 5. Nyauza, 44. Mabaso, 45. Pule, 6. Motshwari, 15. Makaringe, 29. Mako, 7. Mhango, 17. Mulenga.

Subs: 1. Delle, 27. Ndengane, Zungu, 32. Mntambo, 20. Mlambo, 11. Memela, 18. Dlamini, 34. Monyane, 16. Mabasa.

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