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Pirates To Overturn SuperSport’s Recent Dominance?

Orlando Pirates plan to keep title hopes alive

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 09, 2018 01:51 PM

League title contenders, Orlando Pirates, will have to break the dominance that SuperSport United have enjoyed over the Soweto giants in recent years if they are to remain realistic challengers for league honours. 

Read: Hunt Not In Pirates Immediate Future

The Buccaneers have a league meeting with Matsatsantsa a Pitori on Wednesday night where nothing less than a victory will keep the Parktown-based club in contention for the league title. Pirates are currently in second place, four points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and will have to secure all three points if they are to keep their title aspirations alive, after Sundowns’ 2-1 victory over Baroka at the weekend.

However, in recent years SuperSport have dominated the Bucs in league and cup games. It was the Tshwane club that handed the Ghost their heaviest defeat in all competitions when they thrashed them 6-1 prompting then coach Muhsin Ertugral to resign with immediate effect. 

In the 39 league fixtures played between the sides in the PSL era, SuperSport have won 17 times while Pirates have only managed 14 wins. The three-time PSL champions also surpass Pirates on the goalscoring charts with a superior goal advantage of 51 goals as compared to Bucs’ 44 goals scored.   

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Matsatsantsa have also edged the Soweto side in cup competitions, having beat Pirates 4-1 in the final of the Nedbank Cup in 2017.

Another key element that Pirates will have to contend with, is playing against former coach Eric Tinkler who coached the side from 2015 to 2016. In that time, Tinkler managed to win an MTN8 Cup and help steer Pirates to the finals of the CAF Confederations Cup. 

The two sides meet on Wednesday evening at 19:30. 


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P,l Moloi Joined: 08 Sep 2017
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P,l Moloi Apr 11, 2018 11:36 AM
K tembo,ask for help to Baxter because we will Grush Supersport halala
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magents02 Joined: 07 Feb 2012
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magents02 Apr 10, 2018 11:52 AM
I thought they are not interested in winning the league by following their comments. Monkey at their backs, they can compete for position two not the champs
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PRINGLE WALE PIRATES Apr 10, 2018 11:42 AM
We will win this game trust me BUCS fam
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tony-buc Apr 10, 2018 10:54 AM
Out of all the teams in psl,it will give me all the satisfaction i need for the season to see us winning against it
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Theemba M Apr 09, 2018 06:26 PM
We need 3points more than them
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malindi de bucs fan Apr 09, 2018 05:51 PM
against weak team we fail hope this time will walk away with all the 3Points
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Vamza Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Vamza Apr 09, 2018 04:59 PM
Am wary of ssu together with wits n CTC they tend lift up their performance when face mighty bucs and nathi we turned to concede swak goals
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Ngwende Apr 09, 2018 04:34 PM
I am of the view that SSU will kill a Rat. SSU never disappoints me when it comes to crucial games like these. SSU will fight for Downs as usual.
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patrivic Apr 09, 2018 04:21 PM
All we want it's 3 points not revenge or big scoreline
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Teboho Mphuthi Apr 09, 2018 04:21 PM
We'll throw everything at them they won't known what had hit them will be firing on all cylinders bopha ndodamnyama bopha.
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Bucs_10. Apr 09, 2018 04:16 PM
You don't need to love Pirates or be it's supporter to see that bucs will collect all 3 points. SSU is blunt and dead bafethu.
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indidane Apr 09, 2018 03:32 PM
@Maclane , Sund0wns humilliated Rats by 6-0 ... Wher is Sund0wns n0w , Fighting relegati0n, maybe ??
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indidane Apr 09, 2018 03:29 PM
6-1 Tj000000
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makoro Apr 09, 2018 03:16 PM
I thought tinkler resigned at SSU
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Xolisah Apr 09, 2018 03:15 PM
Hai please my lovely neighbours are angry they never did well in Africa which best opponent's to demolish than the one they harmed before. Shapa matsatsantsa a pitiro.. You'll need these points for top8
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shashisto Apr 09, 2018 03:11 PM
Shapaaaa Bucs
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scoreman99 Apr 09, 2018 03:08 PM
supersport is dead we r going to put a final nail in a coffin akr,,,anyway somewhere in the country the the resulted Chippa 3-0 Missiles fc hehe
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Flipping lyf Apr 09, 2018 03:08 PM
Supersport wil win as usual
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Makaveli 99 Apr 09, 2018 03:00 PM
Guyz what Waz the question???
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Downs Yodumo Apr 09, 2018 02:58 PM
Matsatsantsa will easy demolish this talkatives.As long as Rhulani thinks he's the master tactician behind Rats success,the are bound to crack.Sources have also indicated that there was change of words between Rhulani and Micho in Durban against Arrows.Sources further informed us that Rhulani wanted to change a tactic which didn't go down well with the Serbian.We can all see that Rats are starting to loose shape,Shapa Matsatsantsa shapaaaaaa

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