PSL : Orlando Pirates vs University of Pretoria PSL Preview
Orlando Pirates struggle for improved results continues tonight when they face University of Pretoria tonight at Orlando stadium.
In a head-to-head summary, Pirates have an upper hand against Tuks. The two sides have met seven times and Orlando Pirates have won in three encounters while their opponents University of Pretoria only managed one victory and they drew on three encounters.
The buccaneers are under pressure to get a win after the failed to defeat Platinum Stars on the weekend; this was their fifth game without a win.
Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars shared the spoils after goals which were scored by Issa Sarr and Ndumiso Mabena in each half of the game. The draw meant that Pirates had only amassed 12 points in their 11 Absa Premiership encounters played this season.
Their opponets Tuks on the other hand are coming to this game with their tails up following a win 1-0 over struggling Jomo Cosmos in their previous encounter.
The win meant that Tuks are on nine points on the log with one game in hand but most importantly, Tuks are now two point behind their opponents Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates striker Lehlohonolo Majoro who picked up a light case of Pneumonia before the Dikwena clash could be out once again.
It remains to be seen if this will open doors for Ndoro who has being struggling for game time since he arrived from Mpumalanga Black Aces. The likes of Tshepo Gumede and Issa Sarr will be looking to carry on where they left off against Dikwena.
Bucs Administrative Officer Floyd Mbele has also mentioned that club management had met with the technical team and made their feelings known on the current situation. “As management we have met with the technical team and made our feelings known to them however, we can’t discount the fact that the team has been through an incredibly difficult first half of the season, and we are now faced with an even harder second half with all the back-to-back games that are lined up,” he said on the club’s official website.
The game commences at 19:30