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Absa Premiership

Teams: Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates

Date: 31 January 2018

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Ajax Cape Town will be looking to climb out of the relegation zone when they host Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.

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Ajax have won just one of their last six league matches after playing to a goalless draw at home to Free State Stars on January 26.

The Cape side has taken just four points from a possible 18 in the sequence and remain in the relegation zone.

Pirates, on the other hand, claimed a fourth win from their last four matches when they defeated Platinum Stars 2-0 away from home on January 27.

Since the turn of the year, the Soweto side has claimed 10 points from a possible 12.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Ajax have clashed in 37 league matches since 1999/2000. The Buccaneers have generally dominated the rivalry, claiming 21 wins and suffering just six defeats.

When the teams met earlier this season, a goal from Bernard Morrison saw Pirates claim a narrow 1-0 home win back in September.

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Here is how they line up.

Ajax: 1. Petersen, 43. Zwane, 30. Booysen, 3. Pietersen, 5. Lebusa, 29. Malepe, 11. Morris, 8. Margeman, 15. Sasman, 44. Zakari, 47. Ndoro.

Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 28. Dube, 34. Nyauza, 23. Maela, 5. Makola, 14. Nyatama, 33. Munetsi, 11. Memela, 27. Shonga, 3. Lorch, 24. Kutumela.

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