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Absa Premiership

Teams: Bloemfontein Celtic V Orlando Pirates

Date: 13 August 2013

Venue: Free State Stadium

Both Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates will be looking for their first win of their respective 2014/15 Absa Premiership campaigns when they lock horns in their second league match of the season at Free State Stadium on Wednesday night.

The match is schedule to get underway at 19h30.

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Celtic played to a 1-1 draw in their first league match against Black Aces.

Pirates, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Moroka Swallows in their first league match.

In head-to-head stats, Celtic and Pirate have met in 52 league matches since 1985.

The Buccaneers have 27 wins compared to 12 for Phunya Sele Sele, while 13 matches have been drawn.

Celtic have won just nine of their 26 home matches against Pirates, suffering 10 defeats in the process.

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The Bloemfontein side is unbeaten against Bucs in the last two seasons (three wins, one draw) and completed a league ‘double’ over the Soweto side last term, with 3-2 (away) and 1-0 (home) wins.

Here is how they line up.

Celtic: Tignyemb, Fransman, Ndengane, Cloete, Mzava, Letlabika, Ritchie, Bilankulu, Mogorosi, Zuma, Mhango. 

Pirates: Meyiwa, Mahamutsa, Matlaba, Jele, Sangweni, Sarr, Ntshumayelo, Klate, Manyisa, Makola, Erasmus


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