Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns prediction, preview, team news and more


The South African Premier Soccer League is back in action this weekend with more games as the Orlando Pirates face Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium on Sunday. Both teams have been impressive this season and want to win this game.

Mamelodi Sundowns are currently at the top of the league but have seen a slump in the past few weeks. The Sundowns had a 0-0 stalemate from Golden Arrows in their previous game and will have to get back on their feet this game.

Orlando Pirates, on the other hand, are currently fourth in the South African Premier Division and have been inconsistent this season. The Buccaneers drew 1-1 with Moroka Swallows last week and must win this game.

Orlando Pirates head to head against Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns have a slight historical advantage over Orlando Pirates, having won 11 games out of a total of 29 games between the two teams. Orlando Pirates has got 10 wins against Mamelodi Sundowns and wants to balance the scales in this game.

The previous meeting between the two teams took place in the Nedbank Cup last month and ended in a 4-1 win for Mamelodi Sundowns. The Orlando Pirates were far below their best that day and will try to get their revenge in this game.

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Orlando Pirates versus Mamelodi Sundowns Team News

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Orlando Pirates must be responsible for some injuries in this game. Bongani Sam is currently injured and is out this week. Kabelo Dlamini served his suspension last week and is available for the game.

Injured: Bongani Sam

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Mamelodi Sundowns have a large squad. Image Source: KickOffPublished 30 Apr 2021, 16:40 IST

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