Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Prediction & Match preview

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates
South African Premier Division
Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium (Pretoria).

The Brazilians are the two-time defending champions of the competition, and they are determined to deliver the title a third time in a row. On a four-match winning run and at home this Tuesday, the players will be prepared to avenge the 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the past seven wins had gone to the Brazilians.
  • The biggest win belongs to the same team as well – a 6-0 win at this venue back in 2017.
  • Two of the previous three encounters at this stadium had four or more goals.
  • The last time these two met here, spoils were shared with a 0-0 scoreline.
  • The hosts had kept clean sheets in three of the previous five meetings at this ground.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Prediction

The reigning champions won 0-1 on the road the last match-day against Stellenbosch. It was their fourth league win in a row, and helped the squad to climb to the second spot in the table. As of now, they are four points below toppers Kaizer, but have a match in hand.

In the meantime, the Bucs were held to a goalless draw away from home by the Golden Arrows. After a good stretch of impressive performances earlier, it was the third winless game for the team from their past four match-ups. 

At present, the Brazilians are desperate to catch Kaizer at the top-most. They do have a match in hand, but even with a win they would be still one point behind the Chiefs. Likely, the current title-holders are forced to win every single remaining game, and hope their compatriots in the title race lose points as well.

In regards to the result this Tuesday, not only are the Brazilians two-time champions, but they were unbeaten in 22 of their prior 24 overall match-ups (in which seven of the past nine were wins), and they were invincible in 21 of their preceding 23 home appearances. Keep note that currently they are on a run of 12 unbeaten games here, and ten of these were wins.

On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in 3 of their previous 4 overall matches, and most importantly, they have had four wins on the road since April of 2019. Considering these stats, and the current form of both along with the desperation of the hosts, it’s concluded that Mamelodi Sundowns are the favorites to record the win.

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Betting Tips

  • Mamelodi Sundowns FC to Win.
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Mamelodi Sundowns FC.

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