Match Preview – BIDVest Wits F.C vs Orlando Pirates F.C

25Sep

Orlando Pirates vs BIDVest Wits

Date: 26 September 2009

Kick-off: 20h15

Venue: Orlando Stadium

-       Orlando Pirates’ great form at the start of the 2009/10 Absa Premiership will be put to the test by BIDVest Wits when the sides meet at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening, kick-off 20h15.

 

-       Pirates have been a model of efficiency and consistency thus far, winning five of their seven games to top the table on 17 points. The Soweto side have yet to even concede a goal in the Premiership.

 

-       The Buccaneers defeated visitors Platinum Stars in midweek, with Lucas Thwala scoring the only goal of the game.

 

-       Wits have also started the season in great form. The University-based side are unbeaten and sit in second spot on the log with 13 points. They are also the league’s most prolific scorers, with 12 goals to their name.

 

-       Six of those goals have come from Calvin Kadi, putting him top of the scoring charts. The former SuperSport United player was on target in midweek, helping Wits beat Moroka Swallows 2-0.

 

-       These two teams have met 47 times in the league since 1985, with Pirates winning 20 games to Wits’ 11 and outscoring the Johannesburg team 53 goals to 39.

 

-       In the 23 matches in which the Buccaneers have hosted the Clever Boys, they have won 10 and lost five. Wits last claimed an away win over Pirates in the 2003/04 season.

 

-       Last term the Soweto side took four points off Wits, drawing 0-0 at home before winning 2-0 in the return game at the BIDVest Stadium.

 

-       Pirates’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Stars: Josephs; Mahamutsa, Lekgwathi, Jele, Thwala; Kamwendo (Gumbi 75′), Modise, Mhlongo, Mabalane; Mthembu (Fanteni 75′), Mashego (Schalkwyk 83′).

 

-       Wits’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Swallows: Chansa; Shabalala, Batabaire, Mashamaite, Richards; Rodrigues (Vilakazi 90′), Morton, Haskins (Bantam 76′), Myeni; Chikwaikwai, Kadi (Mngomeni 86′).

Head-to-Head Stats

 

1985

Wits 0 Pirates 0

Pirates 0 Wits 2 (no details available)

 

1986

 

Pirates 1 (Khuse (pen)) Wits 0

Wits 1 (Anley) Pirates 1 (Sishweni)

 

1987

Wits 0 Pirates 2 (Steenkamp, M.Sithole)

Pirates 1 (Koseff) Wits 0

JPS SFinal 1st Leg – Wits 0 Pirates 0

JPS SFinal 1nd Leg – Pirates 1 (Steenkamp) Wits 0

 

1988

Wits 1 (Mudie) Pirates 1 (Malesela)

Pirates 0 Wits 0

 

1989

 

Wits 2 (Gordon, Moosa) Pirates 1 (Johnston)

Pirates 2 (Johnston, Steenkamp) Wits 1 (Gordon)

Bp 8 – SFinal – Pirates 0 Wits 0

Bp 8 – SFinal replay – Wits 2 (Mudie, Moosa) Pirates 0

Ohllson Challenge 3rd Place – Pirates 4 (Mokwebo (og), Mosimane 2, Maake) Wits 5 (Shongwe, Field, Mokwebo, Gwangwa, Boyle)

 

1990

Pirates 2 (Nogueira 2) Wits 1 (Field)

Wits 1 (Field (pen)) Pirates 1 (Mahlangu)

Bob 2nd Rd – Pirates 2 (Seshweni, Sithole) Wits 0

 

1991

 

Pirates 2 (Palmer, Moloi) Wits 1 (Du Pont)

Wits 2 (Mudie, Field) Pirates 3 (Palmer, Masegela, Kambala)

 

1992

Pirates 0 Wits 1 (Batchelor)

Wits 2 (Baloyi, Gordon) Pirates 1 (Nogueira)

 

1993

 

Pirates 2 (Kambala, Mvumbi) Wits 0

Wits 1 (Batchelor) Pirates 2 (Ratheliele, Mncwango)

 

1994

Wits 0 Pirates 1 (Motale)

Pirates 0 Wits 0

 

1995

 

Pirates 2 (Moloi, Sikhosana) Wits 0

Wits 2 (Tsotetsi (pen), Ngandu) Pirates 2 (Silent, Mngwango)

BP 8 SFinal – Pirates 0 Wits 0 – Wits won 2-1 on penalties

Coke Final – Wits 1 (Otiti) Pirates 0

 

1996

Wits 0 Pirates 1 (Sikhosana)

 

1996/97

 

Wits 2 (Tlou, Ayeni) Pirates 0

Pirates 3 (Tsotetsi, Ramokadi, Sebola) Wits 1 (Hartley)

 

1997/98

Pirates 2 (Lekoelea, Sebola) Wits 0

Wits 0 Pirates 0

 

1998/99

 

Wits 1 (Mohlolo) Pirates 3 (Zuma, Sebola, Mkhize)

Pirates 0 Wits 0

 

1999/2000

 

Wits 0 Pirates 0

Pirates 1 (Zuma) Wits 2 (Yohane (pen), Magalefa)

 

2000/01

 

Pirates 1 (Manyathela) Wits 1 (Dladla)

Wits 0 Pirates 1 (Sikhosana)

 

2001/02

Wits 1 (Zoa (own goal) Pirates 2 (Manyathela 2)

Pirates 1 (Ndlanya) Wits 3 (Mohlolo, Devine, Yohane)

 

2002/03

Wits 1 (Ngwenya) Pirates 0

Pirates 1 (Manyathela) Wits 1 (Mhlongo)

 

2003/04

Wits 1 (Bunjira) Pirates 1 (Tshamala)

Pirates 0 Wits 1 (Bito’o)

 

2004/05

Pirates 1 (Manenzhe) Wits 1 (Bunjira)

Wits 0 Pirates 1 (Leremi)

SAA Supa 8 1st Rd – Wits 2 (Mouyouma, Mhlongo) Pirates 1 (Kauleza)

 

2006/07

 

Pirates 1 (Sikhwivhilu) Wits 1 (Chivuta)

Wits 3 (Manuel, Julio 2) Pirates 2 (Chenene,Seema)

 

2007/08

Wits 1 (Chansa (og)) Pirates 0

Pirates 2 (Modise, Mashaba) Wits 0

 

2008/09

 

Pirates 0 Wits 0

Wits 0 Pirates 2 (Mhlongo, Mashego)

 

Summary

 

League matches played are in brackets

 

Total             Pirates          Wits

home            home

 

Played                    56 (47)         28 (23)         28 (24)

Pirates won             22 (20)         12 (10)         10 (10)

Wits won                 15 (11)         6 (5)             9 (6)

Drawn                     19 (16)         10 (8)           9 (8)

Pirates goals           61 (53)         32 (25)         29 (28)

Wits goals               49 (39)         22 (17)         27 (22)

 

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