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ABSA Premiership Round 7 – Orlando Pirates vs Bidvest Wits
 
Date: 21 October 2015
 
Time: 19h30
 
Venue: Orlando Stadium
 
Orlando Pirates are aiming to get their league campaign back on track with a home tie against Bidvest Wits. The Buccaneers have been on song in cup competitions but are yet to hit the ground running in the league, having only accumulated five points from their five league matches.
 
 
ORLANDO PIRATES:
 
Averages per game for 2015-16 season:
 
Shots on goal: 13.8
 
Entries into final third: 71.9
 
Successful passes: 344.5
 
Possession: 53%
 
Tackles: 21.2
 
Recent results:
 
Orlando Pirates 2-1 University of Pretoria (Rakhale 38’ ; Gcaba 118’)
 
Al Ahly 3-4 Orlando Pirates (Erasmus 57’ ; Gabuza 75’ ; Matlaba 86’ ; Rakhale 90+5’)
 
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Al Ahly (Gabuza 9’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Patrick Phungwayo, 6 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyia, 57.86 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 2.56 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Mpho Makola (4)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Kermit Erasmus (5)
 
BIDVEST WITS:
 
Averages per game for 2015-16 season:
 
Shots on goal: 11.8
 
Entries into final third: 76.3 
 
Successful passes: 250.5
 
Possession: 51%
 
Tackles: 21.5
 
Recent results:
 
Free State Stars 1-0 Bidvest Wits
 
Free State Stars 0-0 Bidvest Wits
 
Bidvest Wits 1-0 SuperSport United (Shongwe 41’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Onismor Bhasera, 3.5 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Phumlani Ntshangase, 36.33 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Henrico Botes, 1.14 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Sibusiso Vilakazi (3)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Elias Pelembe / Daine Klate (2)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
The two teams almost cancel each other out in terms of stats which should make this an entertaining affair.

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