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

CT City vs Ajax CT
FS Stars vs Maritzburg Utd
Sundowns vs P Stars
Pirates vs P City

results

Wits 1-0 Celtic
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport Utd
Baroka 2-0 AmaZulu
Arrows 1-0 SuperSport Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 17 31
2 Free State Stars 17 28
3 Cape Town City 17 27
4 Kaizer Chiefs 17 26
5 Orlando Pirates 17 26
6 Baroka FC 17 25
7 Maritzburg United 17 24
8 Chippa United 17 23
9 Bloem Celtic 17 23
10 Golden Arrows 17 21
11 SuperSport United 15 20
12 Polokwane City 16 18
13 Bidvest Wits 18 18
14 Ajax Cape Town 17 16
15 AmaZulu 15 15
16 Platinum Stars 17 15

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