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Absa Premiership: Orlando Pirates V SuperSport United

Date: 18 January 2014

Time: 15h30

Venue: Orlando Stadium

The Buccaneers resume the second round of the Absa Premiership league with a home tie against SuperSport United on Saturday.

Roger De Sa's men are playing catch up to other teams in the league after being involved in the CAF champions league after narrowly missing out to Al Ahly at the last hurdle.

The Mayfair outfit hold the upper hand going into this clash having beaten Cavin Johnson's side twice in cup competitions, but the two sides are yet to meet in a league encounter this season.

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

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

Platinum Stars 0-3 Orlando Pirates (Ntshumayelo 5’, Manyisa 18’, Klate 33’)

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)

SUPERSPORT UNITED:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 13.13

Entries into final third: 64.19

Successful passes: 315.50

Possession: 49.1%

Successful tackles: 24.69

Last three results:

Polowane City 1-1 SuperSport United (Diouf 11’)

SuperSport United 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (Khumalo 20’)

SuperSport United 1-2 Ajax Cape Town (Zuma 86’)

Key performers:

Defender: Aupa Moeketsi, 3.5 tackles per game

Midfielder: David Mathebula, 42.4 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Mame Niang, 2.7 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Mame Niang (4)

Top assists:

Mame Niang (5)

With another crunching game expected between the two sides, the home side will pose more threat as they command about 16.92 per cent when it comes to shots on goal compared to the vistors' 13.13.

Bucs have also shown great entry into the final third even though their strikers have failed to hit the back of the net more often. They have a lead over Matsatsantsa with 70.42 per cent and Cavin Johnson's side only have 64.19.

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