Downs,Bucs renew rivalry in Tshwane

MAMELODI Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will meet for the biggest match of Round 09 in the Absa Premiership at Loftus Stadium tonight at 7.30pm.

Sundowns drew 0-0 away to Ajax Cape Town in their last league match, extending their winless streak to seven matches.

The Tshwane team has struggled to find the back of the net this season, scoring just three league goals, the last of which was in early September.

The Brazilians are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with five points from eight matches.

Pirates also drew 0-0 in their last league game, as they were held at home by bottom-of-the-log AmaZulu.

The Soweto side has performed fairly well away from home so far this season, picking up two wins, one draw and one loss from four fixtures.

The Buccaneers are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from eight matches.

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

The Brazilians have 23 wins compared to 16 for Bucs, while 16 matches have been drawn.

Sundowns have a solid home record against Pirates, recording 12 wins (and suffering just six defeats) from 28 matches.

Last season the teams played to goalless stalemates in both of their league meetings.-Backpage TXT


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