Maritzburg United and Orlando Pirates will renew their rivalry at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday. Kick off is at 18:00 South African time. This PSL fixture is the second last of the pandemic-affected season.
Maritzburg were held 1-1 away by Highlands Park in their last fixture, the third draw on the trot for the team. Pogiso Sanoka scored the team’s only goal. The Team of Choice has claimed 24 points from 14 home matches so far in the 2019/20 season.
Pirates broke a six-game winless streak in the league by defeating SuperSport United 2-1 in their last outing, courtesy of goals from Vincent Pule and Zakhele Lepasa. The Buccaneers have taken just 17 points from 14 matches on the road in this campaign.
Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates: Prediction
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The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
There have been more goals in the first half in Orlando Pirates’ last three games while Maritzburg United have won just one of their last five PSL games.
In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Pirates have met in 27 league matches since 2005/06. The Buccaneers have claimed 13 wins compared to six for the Team of Choice, while eight matches have been drawn. The KwaZulu-Natal side has won four of their 13 home league matches against their Soweto counterparts, suffering six defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season, at Orlando Stadium in November 2019, they played out a goalless stalemate. The last three league meetings of Maritzburg and Pirates have produced just one goal.
Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates: Live score and result
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