Pirates surely the favourites to win Soweto Derby

Pirates surely the favourites to win Soweto Derby

Orlando Pirates team photo (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images)

The conditions for both Kaizer Chiefs and Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium on Saturday in the Nedbank Cup were terrible, but I think they suited Highlands Park a little bit more.

Highlands are not a team that play from the defence to the midfield to the final third too much, they were able to play those long balls more into space for Peter Shalulile to run into. The small pitch also suited Highlands. Chiefs do try and thread their passes together, it makes them dangerous, as much as they also have the diagonal balls to Samir Nurkovic or Leonardo Castro, they are also prepared to attack through the middle of the park, so the weather and pitch conditions didn’t do them any favours. Having said all of that, Chiefs do not...




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