Match Preview: CTC vs Pirates

22 August, 2020 |

Orlando Pirates head to Pretoria on Sunday, where they square off against Cape Town City at Loftus Versfeld. 

After three matches since the PSL restart, the Soweto Giants have managed just three points, out of a potential nine.

Having broken a lengthy goal drought through Tshegofatso Mabasa earlier in the week, Josef Zinnbauer and his charges will hope it was the first of many as they look to finish their campaign with some winning momentum.

The Buccaneers come up against a side whose winning ways were halted in their last outing, despite displaying some good post lockdown form.

City lost narrowly to rivals Stellenbosch FC when they hosted them on Thursday in what was their first defeat since the restart.

This is after being the form team in the league in recent weeks, resuming their campaign with victory over Chippa United before claiming the scalp of defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns earlier in the week.

Head-to-Head 

Since Cape Town City's arrival in the top flight, they have come up against the Buccaneers seven times, and five of those encounters have ended in a share of the spoils.

Things have remained tight between the two sides, with each picking up a single victory.

The reverse fixture was an exciting one, with six goals scored in a thrilling 3-3 stalemate.

Key Players 

Bradley Ralani: With pace and an eye for goal, Ralani has been a menacing presence in the Citizens attack and remains one of their key players. The 32-year-old has contributed to 13 goals this season, scoring five of his own and providing eight assists.

Kermit Erasmus: Chasing the golden boot is Kermit Erasmus, who has already been on the scoresheet against his former side this season. The ex-Buccaneers striker has hit the ground running again since the break, scoring in each of City's wins since the restart and could have added to his tally against Stellenbosch if it wasn't for the offside flag.

Kick-off for this encounter is scheduled for 15h30.

 




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