PSL News 13.1.2018 02:46 pm

Live report: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates

Musa Nyatama of Orlando Pirates challenges Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium  (Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

Musa Nyatama of Orlando Pirates challenges Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium (Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will meet in what is expected to be a thrilling Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium this afternoon.

Sundowns returned to winning ways in midweek, coming from behind to defeat Ajax Cape Town to move four points clear at the top of the league.

Bucs opened 2018 on a high by beating Baroka 3-1 at home, with Luvoyo Memela scoring a brace for Pirates.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Pirates have met in 66 league matches since 1985. The Brazilians have claimed 30 wins compared to 19 for the Buccaneers, with the other 17 ending in draws.

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fixtures

Wits vs Polokwane
Ajax CT vs Baroka FC
Celtic vs Chippa Utd
Arrows vs Chiefs

results

Sundowns 1-0 Arrows
Chippa 1-1 Ajax
Baroka FC 0-2 Maritzburg
Chiefs 1-0 Plat Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 27 55
2 Orlando Pirates 27 49
3 Maritzburg United 27 42
4 Kaizer Chiefs 27 42
5 Free State Stars 27 39
6 Cape Town City 27 36
7 Chippa United 27 34
8 Bloem Celtic 27 34
9 Baroka FC 27 33
10 Bidvest Wits 26 32
11 AmaZulu 27 32
12 Golden Arrows 27 31
13 Polokwane City 26 30
14 SuperSport United 27 29
15 Ajax Cape Town 27 28
16 Platinum Stars 27 21

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