Register Login Scores


Pirates V Wits Preview

Absa Premiership

Teams: Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits

Date: 4 February 2014

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates will be beginning life after coach Roger De Sa when they host Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night.

Eric Tinkler has taken the reins and will be hoping for a positive start against Wits.

Pirates recorded their first win of 2014 when they defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at home.

The Soweto side has had mixed results at home this season, with four wins and three losses from seven matches.

The Buccaneers are placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 11 matches.

Wits ended 2013 with three successive league wins, the last of which was 3-1 at home to Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Johannesburg team has claimed 10 points from their six away matches so far this season.

The Clever Boys are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 13 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Pirates have met in 55 league matches since 1985.

Bucs have 23 wins compared to 12 for the Clever Boys, while no less than 20 matches have been drawn.

Pirates have won 12 of their 27 home matches against Wits, suffering five defeats in the process.

Last season Bucs did a league ‘double’ over the Clever Boys, winning 2-0 at home and 1-0 away.

You can also catch live commentary of the game right here on the Soccer Laduma website or via twitter @Soccer_Laduma.


Pirates: Meyiwa, Matlaba, Jele, Lekgwathi, Gcaba, Masalesa, Ntshumayelo, Manyisa,Ngoma, Masuku,Pelembe

Wits: Josephs, Booth, Pattison, Kadi, Vilakazi, Isaacs, Faty, Ngcobo, Nhlapo, Bhasera, Mngonyama. 


Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

78 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

22 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

9 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

46 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Yeye Picks Himself In Best Chiefs Team Of His Era

22 Aug 01, 2020 02:34 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Drogba Causes Stir In Ivory Coast

18 Aug 03, 2020 05:02 PM in International

Report: Juventus Beat Man Utd To EPL Star

4 Aug 02, 2020 11:31 AM in Serie A

Man Utd Unveil 2020/21 Home Kit

8 Aug 04, 2020 05:21 PM in Manchester United

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

78 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch