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Starting XI: Pirates v Sundowns

Absa Premiership

Teams: Orlando Pirates v Mamelodi Sundowns

Date: 7 May 2017

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns will meet in a battle of Absa Premiership heavyweights at Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.

The Soweto side has claimed 19 points from 13 home matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed tenth on the Absa Premiership log with 31 points from 26 matches.

Sundowns have picked up just one point from their last two league matches after they were held 2-2 at home by Platinum Stars on May 4.

The Tshwane side has claimed 23 points from 13 away matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 51 points from 26 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Pirates have met in 64 league matches since 1985.

The Brazilians have 28 wins compared to 19 for the Buccaneers, while 17 matches have been drawn.

Pirates have won 10 of their 31 home league matches against Sundowns, suffering 14 defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Brazilians claimed a massive 6-0 home win in Tshwane.

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Here’s how they line up:

Pirates: 16 Mabokgwane, 2 Gcaba, 4 Jele, 8 Matlaba, 21 Phungwayo, 18 Sarr, 45 Mobara, 20 Manyisa, 25 Rakhale, 15 Qalinge, 31 Gabuza.

Sundowns: 36 Onyango, 19 Mashaba, 27 Morena, 2 Nthethe, 32 Madisha, 24 Zakri, 13 Mabunda, 33 Billiat, 18 Zwane, 8 Kekana, 22 Tau.

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