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Ralph Staniforth 03 Apr 2024
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  • Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates Predictions for Wednesday’s PSL match
  • The Birds have lost their last 4 home matches in the DSTV Premiership
  • Can Pirates make it 4 successive wins vs these opponents?
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Pirates to win the original Soweto derby on Wednesday (Getty Images).

Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates Preview


Swallows have been struggling of late, especially at home. Pirates have some key players available again. I’m tipping both sides to score in a Pirates victory.
  • Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates Preview
  • Head to Head
  • Moroka Swallows Form & Team News
  • Moroka Swallows Predicted Lineup
  • Orlando Pirates Form & Team News
  • Orlando Pirates Predicted Lineup

  • Moroka Swallows have lost their last 4 home PSL matches.
  • Moroka Swallows have seen BTTS Yes in 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Orlando Pirates have seen BTTS Yes in 4 of their last 5 away PSL matches.
  • Orlando Pirates have won their last 3 matches vs Moroka Swallows.

Head to Head


Orlando Pirates hold a 15-7 advantage over Swallows with 11 draws in 33 meetings.

Pirates won 2-0 at home when the sides last met in December.

Moroka Swallows Form & Team News


Swallows have been struggling for months and had dropped into a relegation tussle. A huge three points in their last match eased those concerns. 

They drew consecutive fixtures, 0-0 at ten-man Kaizer Chiefs and 1-1 at AmaZulu. A 4-1 thumping followed at home to Sekhukhune United in the PSL before losing 2-1 at AmaTuks in the Nedbank Cup.

Their last match saw an 89th-minute winner to win 1-0 at Cape Town Spurs. That victory was their first DSTV Premiership win in 11 fixtures.

Coach Musa Nyatama may name an unchanged XI. Experienced midfielder Tlakusani Mthethwa could be benched again.

Ntsikelelo Nyauza will anchor the defence in the absence of Vusi Sibiya. Key striker Gabadinho Mhango is suspended.

Moroka Swallows Predicted Lineup


Akpeyi; Mphahlele, Mngonyama, Nyauza, Ngqonga; Phalane, Sanou; Everson, Mahlonoko, Mtshali; Koapeng.

Orlando Pirates Form & Team News


Pirates have dropped to fourth in the PSL table. Their last seven league matches have yielded just two wins. 

They beat Polokwane City 1-0 and then drew 1-1 at home vs bottom-placed Cape Town Spurs. A 3-2 win followed vs Kaizer Chiefs having trailed twice before thumping Hungry Lions 4-0 in the Nedbank Cup. 

On Saturday, Bucs lost 2-1 away at in-form Sekhukhune United.

Striker Evidence Makgopa is back in training. Tshegofatso Mabasa may keep his place up front though.

Tapelo Xoki is set to start in defence after being rested on Saturday. Patrick Maswanganyi is also set to come back into the XI.

Orlando Pirates Predicted Lineup


Chaine; Lebitso, Ndah, Xoki, Hotto; Timm, Mbatha; Saleng, Maswanganyi, Mofokeng; Mabasa.

Verdict

I'm backing both teams to score and Pirates to win the match.

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