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Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM Predictions & Tips - Royal AM can take a point against Buccaneers

  • Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM predictions for Thursday’s Premier Soccer League fixture
  • Match is being played at 16:30 BST at the Orlando Stadium
  • Royal AM are unbeaten on the road in 11 of their last 12
  • Can Royal AM maintain their stunning PSL form?
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Ralph Staniforth 26 Oct 2021
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Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM Predictions


Royal AM are flying high in the league but Pirates are a tough defensive unit. Both sides will be confident heading into this fixture but my best bet is for it to end level.
  • Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Orlando Pirates Form
  • Orlando Pirates Injuries & Team News
  • Royal AM Form
  • Royal AM Injuries & Team News
  • Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM Live Stream FAQ

  • Orlando Pirates have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Orlando Pirates have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (all competitions)
  • Royal AM are unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 away matches (all competitions).
  • Royal AM have seen BTTS Yes in their last 4 matches (Premier Soccer League).

Head to Head


This is the first meeting between these two sides.

Orlando Pirates Form


Orlando Pirates come into this match placed seventh on the PSL table with just two wins from their seven league matches. They have however only conceded six goals in those matches with one defeat.

Since going down 2-0 at home to Mamelodi Sundowns, Pirates have drawn three matches and won one. A 1-1 draw at Cape Town City in the league was followed by a credible 0-0 result against Diables Noirs in the CAF Confederations Cup.

Another goalless draw followed at Maritzburg United. Over the weekend Pirates beat Diables Noirs 1-0 at home to progress in the Confederations Cup. Happy Jele secured the victory with his 18th minute strike.

Orlando Pirates Injuries & Team News


Deon Hotto came off the bench and impressed over the weekend. He could start this match but with no injuries, Pirates could go with the same side.

Royal AM Form


Royal AM have made an impressive start to top flight football. They are currently third in the Premier Soccer League with four wins in their seven matches.

Stretching back to last season, Royal AM are in superb away form with only one defeat in their last 12 fixtures. The new boys to the PSL are also unbeaten in their last five league matches.

Royal AM defeated Chippa United 1-0 at home, Kaizer Chiefs 4-1 away, TS Galaxy 4-2 at home and Maritzburg United 2-1 on home soil. 

That run looked to be coming to a crushing end last time out. Royal AM were 2-0 down against Marumo Gallants after 73 minutes. Sepana Letsoalo however scored from the spot before Sedwyn George stole a point in the 94th minute.

Royal AM Injuries & Team News


Sedwyn George will be hoping for an opportunity to start after his heroics off the bench in Royal AM’s last match. There could also be start for Lantshene Phalane after his impressive display of the bench.

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Verdict

Orlando Pirates are very solid at the back and should be able to keep Royal AM at bay. I am backing this fixture to end in a 1-1 draw.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result $2.80 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score $6.50 at Neds - 1 Unit

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