DDC Preview: Golden Arrows

Orlando Pirates Reserves make a trip down to KwaZulu-Natal this weekend as their DStv Diski Challenge campaign continues with a clash against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Saturday.

Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium hosts another showcase of the country’s emerging talent, with the young Buccaneers among the teams on display on the opening day of the festival.

Form Guide 

They head into the fixture in high spirits after bagging an emphatic 4-1 victory over Gauteng rivals Mamelodi Sundowns last Sunday. The win brought them to the top of the standings, a position they will seek to consolidate with yet another top performance.

Against the home side, Pirates will be looking for a third straight win and a continuation of their excellent recent form, which has yielded five wins in their last six matches.

The young Buccaneers have kept three clean sheets over this period while consistently finding the net to tally up an impressive 14 goals.

They come up against an Arrows side fresh off a draw in their last outing, where they salvaged a point on the road road against Cape Town City.

Currently 10th in the standings, the men from KZN are unbeaten in their last three games and boast 10 points in their last six – courtesy of three wins and a draw – with eight goals scored and seven conceded.

Despite their relatively low placement on the log, they have proven difficult to beat throughout the season, only registering three losses in their 13 matches.

Head-to-Head 

The Bucs Reserves were the victorious side on their last visit to their Arrows counterparts, scoring twice in the game’s final 10 minutes to walk off 2-0 victors. This was before completing a league double at Rand Stadium, where they netted two unanswered goals through Seun Moremi and Mpumelelo Ndaba.

It was yet another season where victory over the Soweto Giants eluded the Durban outfit, whose last triumph in this fixture came in September 2018.

Since then, the Buccaneers have won three of the last five games, with the young Abafana Bes’thende holding them to a stalemate on two occasions.

How to Watch Orlando Pirates Reserves vs Golden Arrows Reserves 

The game is scheduled to kick off at 15:00 and will be televised live on Variety 4. You can also follow the action by keeping an eye on live updates posted across Orlando Pirates’ social media platforms, including the Club’s official mobile app.

Entry at the match venue is free.

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