Absa Premiership

Pirates to resume PSL fightback

Brighton Mhlongo (Gallo Images)
Brighton Mhlongo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Free State Stars at Orlando Stadium.

Pirates saw their winning streak cut short to three matches after losing 1-0 at Bidvest Wits on March 16.

The Soweto giants have claimed 18 points from 11 home matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with 32 points from 23 matches.

Stars extended their unbeaten run in the league to three matches with a 1-1 home draw against Polokwane City on March 19.

The Free State side has claimed 13 points from 11 away matches this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 32 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Pirates have met in 52 league matches since 1986.

The Buccaneers have 23 wins compared to seven for Ea Lla Koto, while 22 matches have been drawn.

Pirates have won 14 of their 26 home matches against Stars, suffering just two defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Ea Lla Koto claimed a 1-0 home win in the Free State.’

The teams’ last seven league meetings have produced just 11 goals.

Kick-off is at 20:15 on Saturday, April 9.

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