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Absa Premiership

Teams: Bidvest Wits v Orlando Pirates

Date: 16 March 2016

Venue: Bidvest Stadium

Bidvest Wits will look to keep the pressure on Absa Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns when they host Orlando Pirates in a league match at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.

Wits are second on the log, seven points behind the Brazilians and will hope to close the gap with a win over the Buccaneers in front of their home fans.

Sundowns are also in action on Wednesday night against Bloemfontein Celtic, and the Students will be hoping the Phunya Sele Sele do them a favour.

Wits come into this match full of confidence after registering their third successive league win when they defeated Polokwane City 1-0 away on March 9.

Pirates also find themselves in good form after claiming their third successive league win for the first time this season when they crushed Jomo Cosmos 5-0 on March 12.

Currently the Buccaneers occupy sixth place with 32 points, five adrift of fifth placed MP Black Aces.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Wits have met in 60 league matches since 1985.

The Buccaneers have 25 wins compared to 14 for the Clever Boys, while 21 matches have been drawn.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Clever Boys claimed a 1-0 away win in Soweto.

You can follow the action live in our match centre or catch the key moments on Twitter @Soccer_Laduma

Here is how they line-up.

Bidvest Wits: Josephs, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Klate, Pelembe, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Shongwe, Keene, Motshwari, Ntshangase.

Pirates: Mhlongo, Gcaba, Gyimah, Jele, Matlaba, Sarr, Makola, Qalinge, Memela, Myeni, Ndoro.

 

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