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Absa Premiership

Teams: SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates

Date: 5 April 2014

Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium

Supersport United will be looking to jump above Orlando Pirates on the Absa Premiership log when they lock horns in a league battle at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.

United are currently occupying eighth place on the league table with 34 points, three points shy of Pirates in fourth place.

A win by two goals or more for United will see them go level on points with the Buccaneers, but with a superior goal difference.

SuperSport have gone four league matches without a win and suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Maritzburg United in midweek.

The Tshwane side has claimed 18 points from their 12 home matches so far this season.

Pirates suffered a third defeat from their last six league matches when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Mpumalanga Black Aces in midweek.

The Soweto side has claimed 16 points from their 10 away matches so far this season.

In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Pirates have met in 45 league matches since 1990.

The Buccaneers have 20 wins compared to 14 for Matsatsantsa, while 11 matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won eight of their 22 home matches against Pirates, suffering nine defeats in the process.

You can see the starting line-ups and follow the action live in the match centre.

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