Absa Premiership

24th Soweto derby draw on the cards

Siboniso Gaxa (Gallo Images)
Siboniso Gaxa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Soweto derby rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will meet in the Absa Premiership at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Pirates suffered their sixth defeat of the league season when they went down 1-0 away to Jomo Cosmos on January 23.

The Soweto giants have claimed eight points from six home matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from 14 matches.

Chiefs suffered their second defeat of the league season when they went down 2-1 at home to Platinum Stars on January 24.

The Soweto giants have claimed 11 points from seven away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 15 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Chiefs have met in 60 league matches since 1985.

The Amakhosi have 24 wins compared to 13 for the Buccaneers, while 23 matches have been drawn.

Pirates have won seven of their 31 home matches against Chiefs, suffering 11 defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Bucs claimed a 3-1 away win thanks to goals from Sarr, Gcaba and Gabuza.

The last home league win in this rivalry was a 3-2 victory for Pirates in 2011/12.

Catch the LIVE scoring and interactive commentary of the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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