Pirates look to break long winless streak

Pirates look to break long winless streak
Mpho Makola of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Cape Town City FC and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 18 February 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Saturday Feb 25, 2017. 10:00

Orlando Pirates will look to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium on 25 February 2017, kick-off at 15h30.

Pirates saw their winless streak extended to eight league matches when they held Cape Town City 2-2 away on February 18.

The Soweto side has claimed 10 points from eight home matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 17 matches.

Polokwane played to a third successive draw – and extended their winless run to five league matches – with a 1-1 stalemate at home to Ajax Cape Town on February 18.

The Limpopo side has claimed 11 points from 10 away matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 18 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and Pirates have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.

The Buccaneers have three wins compared to one for Rise and Shine, while three matches have been drawn.

Pirates have an unbeaten home record in the league against Polokwane, with two wins and draw from three turns as hosts.

When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a 1-1 draw in the Limpopo province.

The teams’ seven league meetings have produced just 10 goals and includes two goalless stalemates.

Pirates’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with City: Mhlongo, Jele, Gcaba, Nyauza, Matlaba, Mobara, Manyisa, Lorch (Norodien 66'), Memela, Wome (Makola 72'), Gabuza (Ndoro 80').

Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Ajax: Chigova, Klaas, Tema, Mbonani, Semenya, Musona (Segolela 46'), Manaka (Kanyenda 83'), Phiri, Maluleke, Jembula (Tlolane 70'), Ramagalela.




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