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Polokwane City vs Orlando Pirates Predictions & Tips - Sea Robbers to continue hoodoo over hosts

Last updated: 01 Mar 2024
Ralph Staniforth 01 Mar 2024
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  • Can Polokwane City get a first win against Pirates in 16 matches?
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Orlando Pirates to make it 16 matches unbeaten vs Polokwane with an away victory on Saturday (Getty Images).

Polokwane City vs Orlando Pirates Preview

Pirates have a great record in this fixture and they’re largely looking solid at the back in recent months. Polokwane are tipped to lose at home in this one. 
  • Polokwane City vs Orlando Pirates Preview
  • Head to Head
  • Polokwane City Form & Team News
  • Orlando Pirates Form & Team News

  • Polokwane City have seen BTTS No in 5 of their last 7 matches.
  • Polokwane City have lost 3 of their last 6 matches.
  • Orlando Pirates have won 6 of their last 10 matches.
  • Orlando Pirates have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 11 matches.

Head to Head

Pirates hold an 8-3 advantage over Polokwane with eight draws in 19 clashes.

The teams played out a 1-1 draw when they met in October.

Polokwane City Form & Team News

Polokwane are ninth in the PSL table after taking seven points from their last three matches. They were knocked out of the Cup last weekend though. 

A 2-1 victory away at Chippa United ended a six-match winless run. They eked out a valuable 0-0 draw at Mamelodi Sundowns and began 2024 with a 1-0 victory at Moroka Swallows. 

Their last match saw a 3-2 loss at Richards Bay in the Nedbank Cup. Polokwane conceded three times in a 40-minute spell. 

Polokwane City have Bafana Bafana winger Oswin Appollis available after suspension. Tlou Nkwe and Langelihle Ndlovu are available again at left back. 

Key right back Tholo Matuludi is set to be recalled after a partial rest.

Orlando Pirates Form & Team News

Pirates ended a three-match winless run last time out. They sit fifth in the PSL table with a five point gap to second spot and a game in hand. 

A 2-1 win at Golden Arrows was followed by a poor 3-1 loss at SuperSport. Pirates were 2-0 up at home to Stellenbosch and lost 3-2.

This year began with a 1-1 draw at Mamelodi Sundowns with ten men. Last weekend saw a confidence-boosting 6-0 win at lower league minnows Crystal Lake FC in the Nedbank Cup.

Coach Jose Riveiro remains without midfielder Miguel Timm due to suspension. Left back Paseka Mako is injured and Fortune Makaringe has a knock.

Deon Hotto and Phillip Ndlondlo are set for recalls in midfield for this one. 


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