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AmaZulu V Pirates In Numbers

Absa Premiership: AmaZulu vs. Orlando Pirates

Date: 23 January 2014

Time: 19:30

Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium

Roger de Sa and his side are under pressure to come away with all the three points when they clash with AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhiba Stadium this evening. Pirates came under fire for missing a number of chances against SuperSport United eventually losing the game 2-1. Usuthu on the other hand are looking to complete a double over the Parktown-based side, and simultaneously get their second round PSL campaign off to a great start.

AMAZULU

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal:  11.4

Entries into final third: 68.2

Successful passes: 273.6

Possession: 48.8%

Successful tackles:  30.5

Last three results:

AmaZulu 1-4 Kaizer Chiefs (Mthiyane 90’)

Golden Arrows 0-3 AmaZulu (Teyisa 5’, 33’, G. Dlamini 21’)

University of Pretoria 2-0 AmaZulu


Key performers:

Defender:Carlington Nyadombo 3.5 tackles per game

Midfielder:  Kulengani Madondo 43.5 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Bongani Ndulula, 1.2 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Goodman Dlamini & Bongani Ndulula (3)

Top assists:

Kulegani Madondo (4)

ORLANDO PIRATES

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal:  16.92

Entries into final third:  70.42

Successful passes:  335.17

Possession: 52%

Successful tackles:  28.79

Last three results:

Orlando Pirates 1-2 SuperSport United (Jele 90’ + 3)

Orlando Pirates 3-1 Golden Arrows (Jele 13’, Manyisa 26’, 90 + 4’)

Orlando Pirates 1-0 University of Pretoria (Manyisa 51’)

Key performers:

Defender: Thabo Matlaba, 3.8 tackles per game

Midfielder: Andile Jali, 69.1 passes per game

Striker: Lennox Bacela, 2.5 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Lennox Bacela (11)

Top assists:

Daine Klate (7)

Key Stats:

With tonight’s game more likely to seem as a revenge for Orlando Pirates on AmaZulu, the visitors go into this match with a bit of stats dominance over the home side. Bucs have 16.92 shots on goal compared to Usuthu’s 11.4, and dominate with ball possession as well. They have entries into the final third standing at 70.42 and still lead the KZN side who stand at 68.2.

After squandering a number of glorious opportunities against SuperSport United this past weekend, the Parktown outfit will look to dominate this game from the get go.

AmaZulu V Pirates In Numbers

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