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27 Feb 2021
10:27 am

Pirates wary of cup upset as they travel to Maritzburg

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Black Leopards also take on AmaZulu in the last 16.

Orlando Pirates fans will be hoping for more of these kinds of celebrations against Maritzburg United on Saturday. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY

Saturday 27 February

S10 V2

M1 Bournemouth vs Watford: Three of the past four meetings between these two clubs have been drawn with Watford winning the other 3-0 away when both were still in the Premier League.

M2 Manchester City vs West Ham United: The 1-1 draw between these clubs in London in October ended a 11 match winning streak over the Hammers for Man City.

M3 Black Leopards vs AmaZulu: Leopards won a morale bosting victory at Golden Arrows on Tuesday. This cup tie gives them a chance to build on that momentum.

M4 Eibar v Huesca: Key battle in the relegation fight in La Liga where Einar have 21 points in 17th place and Huesca 19 points in 20th and last slot, reflecting how tight things are down in the basement of the Spanish league.

M5 Spezia vs Parma: Spezia toppled AC Milan off the top of Serie A in their last home match. Parma’s draw with Udinese last weekend ended a run of five successive defeats.

M6 West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton & Hove: West Brom’s failure to win in their last seven outings leaves them second from bottom in the Premier League. Brighton’s last four games have seen two draws and two defeats.

M7 Sevilla vs Barcelona: Sevilla beat Barcelona 2-0 at home earlier this month in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final and look to do the same in the Spanish league. They meet again in Barcelona next week in the cup semi second leg.

M8 Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates: Pirates’ last three visits to Maritzburg have all ended in 1-0 victories. Maritzburg have not scored in their past four home games against the Buccaneers.

M9 Leeds United vs Aston Villa: Leeds won 3-0 at home to Southampton on Tuesday. Villa have a single win from their past four matches in the Premier League and are just one point above Leeds in the standings.

M10 Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: These clubs have drawn their past four meetings 1-1, three times at Molineux and once at Newcastle.

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