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Absa Premiership Fixture – Orlando Pirates vs Chippa United
Date: 10 March 2015
Time: 19:30
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates will look to return to winning form when they host the struggling Chippa United at Orlando Stadium this evening. Bucs played to a second successive league draw when they were held to a 0-0 scoreline by Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby. The Buccaneers are now placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 22 matches. The Chilli Boys are still winless in 2015, but will take heart from their impressive unbeaten record against Ezika Magebhula. The Port Elizabeth-based side boast a record of two wins and a draw from the trio of encounters between the two sides. When the teams met earlier this season, a solitary strike from David Zulu, now with Kaizer Chiefs, saw Chippa claim a 1-0 home win at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
Shots on goal: 15.12
Entries into final third: 66.74
Successful passes: 360.41
Possession: 52%
Tackles: 22.78
Recent results:
Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Orlando Pirates
Free State Stars 1-1 Orlando Pirates (Erasmus 8’)
Orlando Pirates 3-1 Polokwane City (Makola 2’ ; Erasmus 39’ ; Manyisa 42’)
Key performers:
Defender (most tackles): Patrick Phungwayo, 3.07 tackles per game 
Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyisa, 49.07 passes per game
Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 2.71 shots per game
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
Lehlohonolo Majoro (11) (8 PSL) (1 TKO) (2 MTN 8)
Top assists (all competitions): 
Kermit Erasmus (7) (6 PSL) (1 TKO)
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
Shots on goal: 15.2
Entries into final third: 61.2
Successful passes: 228.8
Possession: 50.5%
Tackles: 33.2
Recent results:
Chippa United 1-1 Polokwane City (Cele 53’)
Ajax Cape Town 2-0 Chippa United
Chippa United 0(2)-0(4) Natal United
Key performers:
Defender (most tackles): James Okwuosa, 3.17 tackles per game
Midfielder (most passes): Andile Mbenyane, 35 passes per game
Forward/Striker (most shots): David Zulu, 3 shots per game
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
David Zulu (5) (5 PSL)
Top assists (all competitions): 
Andile Mbenyane (5) (5 PSL)
Key Stats:
Despite the Buccaneers’ dominance in terms of stats, Chippa have more tackles than the Mayfair outfit. Ernst Middendorp’s side have 33.2, while Eric Tinkler’s charges are at 22.78.

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