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Bucs v Dikwena In Numbers

MTN8 Final: Orlando Pirates vs Platinum Stars

Date & Time: 28 September, 20:15 

Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium

Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars will be battling it out for the first piece of silverware on offer in the 2013/14 PSL season, when they lock horns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban later today. With both PSL outfits in fine form, we look at respective stats between the two sides.


Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 17.09

Entries into final third: 71.82

Successful passes: 331.27

Possession: 53.72%

Successful tackles: 28

Last three results:

Orlando Pirates 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs (Lennox Bacela 76’)

Orlando Pirates 0-0 Al Ahly

Orlando Pirates 1-0 Polokwane City (Rooi Mahamutsa 63’)

Key performers (minimum three appearances):

Defender: Happy Jele, 4.1 tackles to game

Midfielder: Andile Jali, 68.71 passes per game

Striker: Kermit Erasmus, 3 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Lennox Bacela (5)

Top assists:

Daine Klate (3)


Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 15.13

Entries into final third: 71.82

Successful passes: 345. 64

Possession: 54.44%

Successful tackles: 28.63

Last three results:

Bidvest Wits 1-2 Platinum Stars (Robert Ng’ambi 60’, 78’)

Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Platinum Stars (Edward Tshabalala 45’)

Platinum Stars 1-0 University of Pretoria (Siphelele Mthembu 45’ + 2)

Key performers (minimum three appearances):

Defender: Vuyo Mere, 4 tackles per game

Midfielder: Robert Ng’ambi, 49.13 passes per game

Striker: Siphelele Mthembu, 2.75 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Siphelele Mthembu (5)

Top assists:
Vuyo Mere (5) (most assists of all PSL players)

With the stats pegging the teams on a very even playing field, the figures show that both sides play attacking football, however Bucs on average have almost two more shots on goal per game, compared to Dikwena.

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By Soccer-Laduma

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