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Pirates v Maritzburg: Facts & Figures

Absa Premiership Preview: Orlando Pirates v Maritzburg United

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Time: 15:00

 

HEAD TO HEAD

2011/12

Maritzburg 2-1 Pirates – Absa Premiership
Pirates 1-0 Maritzburg – Absa Premiership
2012/13

Maritzburg 1-2 Pirates – Absa Premiership 

ORLANDO PIRATES

League position: 3rd, with 52 points

Last five fixtures:

W-L-L-L-W

1-0 v Wits (away) Absa Premiership 

0-1 v Chippa United (home) Absa Premiership

0-1  v TP Mazembe (away) Absa Premiership

0-1 v Mamelodi Sundowns (home) Absa Premiership

4-1 v Black Leopards (home) Absa Premiership

Player to watch:

Ndumiso Mabena enjoyed a rare 90 minutes in their midweek clash against Black Leopards and capped off his performance with a brace.

Need to know:

Sifiso Myeni will be available for selection after serving his suspension.

MARITZBURG UNITED

League position: 11th, with 36 points

Last five fixtures:

D-D-L-L-D

2-2 v Golden Arrows (home) Absa Premiership

0-0   v SuperSport United (away) Absa Premiership

0-1   v Moroka Swallows(home) Absa Premiership

0-2   v Platinum Stars (away) Absa Premiership

1-1 v Ajax Cape Town (home) Absa Premiership

Player to watch: 

Cuthbert Malajila has 10 league goals to his name this season. He also scored in the 2-1 defeat to Pirates earlier on this season.

Need to know:

Maritzburg have a clean bill of health for the game, with the exception of Michael Morton, who is suspended.

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