Register Login Live

Starting XIs and Previews

Pirates V AmaZulu In Numbers

Absa Premiership Round 3 – Orlando Pirates vs. AmaZulu
Date: 20 August 2014
Time: 19:30
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Orlando Pirates are still seeking their first three points of the new season, following their 2-1 loss to Moroka Swallows in their opening league fixture in the Soweto derby, which was followed by a 2-2 draw at Bloemfontein Celtic. The Buccaneers are confident of a victory in tonight’s clash, but face a tricky AmaZulu outfit that took away four points from VV’s team last season.
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
Shots on goal: 17.66
Entries into final third: 79
Successful passes: 435
Possession: 62.33%
Successful tackles: 10 (65.21% success rate)
Recent results:
Bidvest Wits 0-2 Orlando Pirates (Sangweni 56’) (Matlaba 73’)
Bloemfontein Celtic 2-2 Orlando Pirates (Manyisa 43’, 52’)
Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows (Manyisa 34’)
Key performers:
Defender (most tackles): Thabo Matlaba, 3.25 tackles per game 
Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyisa, 44.75 passes per game (91.6% success rate)
Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 3.25 shots per game
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
Oupa Manyisa (3) (3 PSL)
Top assists (all competitions): 
Kermit Erasmus (2) (1 MTN 8) (1 PSL) / Daine Klate (2) (1 MTN 8) (1 PSL)
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
Shots on goal: 11.5
Entries into final third: 47
Successful passes: 360.5
Possession: 52.5%
Successful tackles: 5.5
Recent results:
Moroka Swallows 2-1 Amazulu (G. Dlamini 59’)
Amazulu 0-0 Ajax Cape Town
Key performers:
Defender (most tackles): Willem Mwedihanga, 2 tackles per game
Midfielder (most passes): Khulekani Madondo, 64.5 passes per game
Forward/Striker (most shots): Bongani Ndulula, 1.5 shots per game
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
Goodman Dlamini (1) (1 PSL)
Top assists (all competitions): 
Marc van Heerden (1) (1 PSL)
Key Stats:
With both sides are yet to register maximum points since the 2014/15 season commenced, and this tie is likely to be a very open affair as both sides go all out for the available three points. The home side look much better on paper. The Ghosts dominate Usuthu on all fronts when it comes to stats going into tonight’s game.


Ntlhe Picks Up Groin Injury


Top 5

10 Images Of The Weekend’s Nedbank Cup Action

2 Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM in Nedbank Cup

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

14 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mosimane Explains Gripe With MDC

10 Feb 24, 2020 01:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

50 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs’ Middendorp: We Couldn’t Unlock Them

63 Feb 24, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Philosophical Rhulani Stuns As He Poses Alongside R6 Million Ride

12 Feb 21, 2020 02:12 PM in Show Me The Money

10 Images Of Teko’s Stunning New R3 Million Bentley

5 Feb 21, 2020 03:50 PM in Show Me The Money

Bucs Stars Dazzle In Pule’s Mashonisa

8 Feb 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

172 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Does This Pirates Star Boast The Coolest Tattoos In The PSL?

3 Feb 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Middendorp Feels Chiefs Deserved A Penalty

12 Feb 24, 2020 04:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

PSL Confirm Date And Time For Nedbank Cup QF Draw

9 Feb 24, 2020 03:12 PM in Nedbank Cup

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Big PSL Contracts Being Discussed…

6 Feb 24, 2020 02:43 PM in PSL