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Wits v Pirates In Numbers

MTN8 Semi-Final

Teams: Bidvest Wits v Orlando Pirates

Date: 17 August 2014

Venue: Bidvest Stadium

Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates will lock horns in their MTN8 Semi-Final tie at the Bidvest Stadium on Sunday afternoon. These two sides last met in the Nedbank Cup final, where Pirates ran out 3-1 winners on the day.

Bidvest Wits:

Averages per game for 2014-15 season:

Shots on goal: 11.66

Entries into final third: 62.66

Successful passes: 276.46

Possession: 54.66%

Successful tackles: 12.66 (69.09% success rate)

Recent results:

Bidvest Wits 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic

SuperSport United 0-1 Bidvest Wits (Ngcobo 70’)

Bidvest Wits 1-1 University of Pretoria (Botes 59’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Sboniso Gumede, 4.5 tackles per game (88.88% success rate)

Midfielder (most passes): Sibusiso Vilakazi, 40.33 passes per game (76% success rate)

Forward/Striker (most shots): Henrico Botes, 1 shot per game (50% on target)

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Sthembiso Ngcobo (1) (1 PSL) / Henrico Botes (1) (1 PSL)

Top assists (all competitions):

Sibusiso Vilakazi (1) (1 PSL) / Chris Katongo (1) (1 PSL)

Orlando Pirates:

Averages per game for 2014-15 season:

Shots on goal: 17.66

Entries into final third: 79

Successful passes: 440.51

Possession: 62.33%

Successful tackles: 10 (65.21% success rate)

Recent results:

Orlando Pirates 2-1 SuperSport United (Klate 33’) (Erasmus 39’)

Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows (Manyisa 34’)

Bloemfontein Celtic 2-2 Orlando Pirates (Manyisa 43’, 52’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Thabo Matlaba, 3 tackles per game (83.33% success rate)

Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyisa, 56 passes per game (89.28% success rate)

Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 3.6 shots per game (54.54% on target)

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Oupa Manyisa (3) (3 PSL)

Top assists (all competitions):

Kermit Erasmus (2) (1 MTN 8) (1 PSL)

Key Stats:

Wits will be hoping Sthembiso Ngcobo will add to his one goal this season, while Pirates' maestro Oupa Manyisa has already found the back of the net on three occasions this campaign.

 

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