Match preview: Pirates vs Wits

Match preview: Orlando Pirates vs Bidvest Wits

Posted: 23 November 2012 Time: 12:25 pm

Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits cross swords in an Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 6pm.

Pirates come into the game having recorded their best performance of the season in midweek, a 4-0 thrashing of Black Leopards in Polokwane.

The Soweto giants have recorded three wins, one drawn and one loss from five home matches so far this season.

The Buccaneers are placed second on the Premiership log with 23 points from 11 matches.

Wits have won just one of their last four League matches and were held to a goalless draw at home by Ajax Cape Town in midweek.

The University-based side has also won just one of their five away matches so far this season.

The Clever Boys are placed sixth on the Premiership log with 16 points from 11 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Wits have met in 53 League matches since 1985. The Buccaneers have claimed 21 wins compared to 12 for the Clever Boys, while 20 matches have been drawn.

Pirates have a good home record against Wits, with 11 wins, 10 draws and just five losses from 26 matches.

Last season the Clever Boys took four points off Bucs, winning 3-1 at home and drawing 0-0 away.

Pirates' line-up from their 4-0 win over Leopards: Meyiwa, Matlaba, Lekgwathi, Gcaba, Phungwayo (Jele 80), Myeni, Manyisa, Ntshumayelo, Masuku (Segolela 62) Klate, Mbesuma (Chinyama 68).

Wits' line-up from their 0-0 draw with Ajax: Harrison, Mabizela (Mashaba 46), Gumede, Mokoena, Mayinga, Moon, Nengomasha, Kadi, Vilakazi (Nato 49), Faty, Koapeng (Ngalande 46).

       

Previous meetings
Last 10 League meetings
Result Scorers
Aug-07 Wits 1-0 Pirates Chansa (og)
Aug-07 Pirates 2-0 Wits Modise, Mashaba
Sep-08 Pirates 0-0 Wits
Sep-08 Wits 0-2 Pirates Mhlongo, Mashego
Oct-09 Pirates 1-1 Wits Thwala (pen); Kadi
Oct-09 Wits 0-0 Pirates
Nov-10 Wits 1-1 Pirates Haskins; Segolela
Nov-10 Pirates 3-2 Wits Chansa 2, Mashego; Fredericks, Sif. Vilakazi
Dec-11 Wits 3-1 Pirates Chapman 2, Sib. Vilakazi; Sangweni
Dec-11 Pirates 0-0 Wits
Head-to-Head
(League only, since 1985)
Home
P W D L GF GA
Pirates 26 11 10 5 29 20
Wits 27 7 10 10 26 30
Away
P W D L GF GA
Pirates 27 10 10 7 30 26
Wits 26 5 10 11 20 29
Total
P W D L GF GA
Pirates 53 21 20 12 59 46
Wits 53 12 20 21 46 59
Fixtures and results
Orlando Pirates
2012/13 Premiership results
No Date H/A Opponent (HT) Result Goal scorers
1 2010/08/12 H Arrows (1-1) W 2-1 Mbuyane 45+1', Segolela 78'
2 2022/08/12 A SuperSport (0-0) D 0-0
3 2001/09/12 H Swallows (0-1) L 0-3
4 2015/09/12 A P Stars (0-0) W 1-0  Jali 69' pen
5 2025/09/12 H Ajax (0-0) W 2-0 Myeni 55', Chinyama 90+1'
6 1930/09/12 A Celtic (0-0) L 0-1
7 2007/10/12 A U Pretoria (1-1) W 3-1 Mbesuma 26' 67', Jali 61' pen
8 2028/10/12 H AmaZulu (0-0) D 0-0
9 2007/11/12 A Sundowns (2-0) W 3-1 Mbuyane 12', Chinyama 42', Myeni 83'
10 2010/11/12 H FS Stars (1-0) W 1-0 Myeni 45+2'
11 2021/11/12 A Leopards (0-0) W 4-0 Mbesuma 47', Ntshumayelo 60', Klate 63', Jele 81'
2012/13 Premiership fixtures
No Date Time H/A Opponent Venue
12 2024/11/12 18h00 H Wits Orlando Stadium
13 2005/12/12 19h30 A Chippa Cape Town Stadium
14 2008/12/12 15h30 H Chiefs Soccer City
15 2014/12/12 20h00 A Maritzburg Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
16 2019/12/12 19h30 A Arrows Moses Mabhida Stadium
17 2013/02/13 19h30 H SuperSport Orlando Stadium
18 2017/02/13 15h30 A Swallows Dobsonville Stadium
19 2020/02/13 19h30 H P Stars Orlando Stadium
20 2001/03/13 20h00 A Ajax Cape Town Stadium
21 2006/03/13 19h30 H Celtic Orlando Stadium
22 2009/03/13 15h30 A Chiefs Soccer City
23 1930/03/13 20h15 H U Pretoria Soccer City
24 2003/04/13 19h30 A AmaZulu Moses Mabhida Stadium
25 2006/04/13 20h15 H Sundowns Orlando Stadium
26 2017/04/13 19h30 A FS Stars Charles Mopeli Stadium
27 2020/04/13 20h15 H Leopards Orlando Stadium
28 2027/04/13 18h00 A Wits Bidvest Stadium
29 1930/04/13 19h30 H Chippa Orlando Stadium
30 2018/05/13 15h00 H Maritzburg Orlando Stadium
League position – 2nd
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Home 5 3 1 1 5 4 1 10
Away 6 4 1 1 11 3 8 13
Overall 11 7 2 2 16 7 9 23
Bidvest Wits
2012/13 Premiership results
No Date H/A Opponent (HT) Result Goal scorers
1 2011/08/12 A FS Stars (0-2) L 0-2
2 2022/08/12 H Leopards (2-1) D 2-2 Kadi 40', Chapman 45+1'
3 2001/09/12 H Celtic (0-0) W 2-0 Kadi 50', Fanteni 73'
4 2016/09/12 A Chippa (0-1) D 1-1 Isaacs 89'
5 2024/09/12 H Chiefs (0-2) L 1-3 Kadi 80'
6 2028/09/12 A Maritzburg (0-0) W 1-0 Kadi 62'
7 2006/10/12 H Arrows (1-0) W 1-0 Pattison 15'
8 2027/10/12 A SuperSport (0-0) D 1-1 Kadi 73'
9 2006/11/12 H Swallows (1-0) W 2-0 Faty 42', Nato 84'
10 2010/11/12 A P Stars (1-1) L 1-2 Koapeng 17'
11 2020/11/12 H Ajax (0-0) D 0-0
2012/13 Premiership fixtures
No Date Time H/A Opponent Venue
12 2024/11/12 18h00 A Pirates Orlando Stadium
13 2005/12/12 19h30 H U Pretoria  Bidvest Stadium
14 2008/12/12 18h00 A AmaZulu Moses Mabhida Stadium
15 2015/12/12 20h15 H Sundowns Bidvest Stadium
16 2019/12/12 19h30 H FS Stars Bidvest Stadium
17 2013/02/13 19h30 A Leopards Peter Mokaba Stadium
18 2017/02/13 15h30 A Celtic Botshabelo Stadium
19 2020/02/13 19h30 H Chippa Bidvest Stadium
20 2002/03/13 18h00 A Chiefs Soccer City
21 2006/03/13 19h30 H Maritzburg Bidvest Stadium
22 1930/03/13 15h30 A Arrows Princess Magogo
23 2002/04/13 19h30 H SuperSport Bidvest Stadium
24 2005/04/13 20h00 A Swallows Dobsonville Stadium
25 2016/04/13 19h30 H P Stars Bidvest Stadium
26 2019/04/13 20h00 A Ajax Cape Town Stadium
27 2027/04/13 18h00 H Pirates Bidvest Stadium
28 2001/05/13 19h30 A U Pretoria TUKS Stadium
29 2011/05/13 15h00 H AmaZulu Bidvest Stadium
30 2018/05/13 15h00 A Sundowns Lucas Moripe Stadium
League position – 6th
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Home 6 3 2 1 8 5 3 11
Away 5 1 2 2 4 6 -2 5
Overall 11 4 4 3 12 11 1 16
League standings
Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Kaizer Chiefs 11 8 3 0 24 7 17 27
2 Orlando Pirates 11 7 2 2 16 7 9 23
3 Maritzburg United 11 5 5 1 13 8 5 20
4 Platinum Stars 11 6 1 4 16 12 12 19
5 University of Pretoria 11 4 5 2 14 10 4 17
6 Bidvest Wits 11 4 4 3 12 11 1 16
7 Bloemfontein Celtic 11 5 1 5 12 13 -1 16
8 Moroka Swallows 11 4 2 5 18 17 1 14
9 Free State Stars 11 3 5 3 8 10 -2 14
10 SuperSport United 11 1 9 1 11 9 2 12
11 Black Leopards 11 2 6 3 14 18 -4 12
12 Chippa United 11 2 4 5 9 14 -5 10
13 Golden Arrows 11 2 3 6 5 10 -5 9
14 Ajax Cape Town 11 2 3 6 10 17 -7 9
15 AmaZulu 11 2 3 6 5 17 -12 9
16 Mamelodi Sundowns 11 1 4 6 6 13 -7 7
Round fixtures
Friday 23 November 2012
20h00 – Ajax Cape Town v Chippa United – Cape Town Stadium
Saturday 24 November 2012
15h30 – University of Pretoria v Black Leopards – Tuks Stadium
15h30 – Platinum Stars v Kaizer Chiefs – Royal Bafokeng Stadium
18h00 – AmaZulu v Free State Stars – Moses Mabhida Stadium
18h00 – Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits – Orlando Stadium
20h15 – Moroka Swallows v Maritzburg United – Dobsonville Stadium
Sunday 25 November 2012
15h30 – SuperSport United v Golden Arrows – Lucas Moripe Stadium
15h30 – Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns – Free State Stadium
Club information
Orlando Pirates
Nickname: The Buccaneers
Formed: 1937
Major honours: League titles: 9 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012); Top Eight Cup titles: 9 (1972, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2010, 2011); League Cup titles: 1 (2011); National Cup titles: 7 (1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2011); Other cup titles: 6 (1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1992); 1995 African Champions Cup; 1996 African Super Cup.
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2012/13 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
504 244 161 99 719 435 284 893
Bidvest Wits
Nickname: The Clever Boys
Formed: 1921
Major honours: Top Eight Cup titles: 2 (1984, 1995); League Cup titles: 2 (1985, 1995); National Cup titles: 2 (1978, 2010).
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2012/13 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
474 155 163 156 518 504 14 628
Article by: BackpageTxt

Previous comments on this story...

MAMINZELA
posted: 12:30 pm
Wits will be taught a Saturday Lesson in the Orlando University
Nombembe
posted: 12:30 pm
Halala mabhakaniya kuzofiwa.
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 12:31 pm
Why so much rubbish info, KO? You must have known by now that most of us hate it. We want a precise & to the point analysis.
Nebo
posted: 12:35 pm
Kickoff do you think really we need to knw dat toilet you have just posted here.

Nx le a bhora wa tseba

Anyway back to de business by 2mrw afternoon de gap will be narrow by one point
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 12:37 pm
Feed us more...we are the best, the champions of this league and we therefore command respect..get it suck3rs.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 12:37 pm
Bucs e ya shapa..!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 12:40 pm
Wits' line-up from their 0-0 draw with Ajax: Harrison, Mabizela (Mashaba 46), Gumede, Mokoena, Mayinga, Moon, Nengomasha, Kadi, Vilakazi (Nato 49), Faty, Koapeng (Ngalande 46).
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This is not the kind of line-up that can surprise the Mighty Orlando Pirates..!

Pirates 3 - 0 Wits...!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 12:42 pm
Pirates' line-up from their 4-0 win over Leopards: Meyiwa, Matlaba, Lekgwathi, Gcaba, Phungwayo (Jele 80), Myeni, Manyisa, Ntshumayelo, Masuku (Segolela 62) Klate, Mbesuma (Chinyama 68).
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This is the kind of line-up that can beat any team at any time, anywhere and other any conditions..!!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 12:42 pm
Under any conditions..!
Loverboy!!
posted: 12:43 pm
Check this interview with i-Langa newspaper few years ago

- Langa : hi , speak since when were you following Orlando Pirates
Speak : since 1937 ( with smile in his face )
- Langa : whats your best moment since then
Speak : when Pirates sweep every cup in 1973 , Phefeni boy was not born yet , thats why he undermine Pirates ( with seriousness in his face )
- Langa ; yes continue
Speak: Pirates is the team that set records every day, good for that matter. We'll keep our position2 upto to last 8games-when team on top start to lose their grip. I know they would lose it.
- Langa : OK , speak..... what you hate the most
Speak : Kaizer Chips.....with passion
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 12:45 pm
Mabhakaniya - On this game, we must teach RDS how and when to substitute. He is one of us now and cannot repeat same mistakes.

Lets play Viera with Tshumayelo and rest Manyisa for the derby - just a suggestion, we can even play Moholo n Okonko.
Shukela
posted: 12:47 pm
This anaylsis is poorly presented. Its like the editor was in a rush to get beer during the happy hour at the Dros..look at this
Previous meetings
Last 10 League meetings
Result Scorers

Aug-07 Wits 1-0 Pirates Chansa (og) Why cant they write in full to say "own goal" instead of (og)
Pirates is not 1 skipper team, you must show for the Zulu Ass
posted: 12:56 pm
Most of our games which are difficult are at home, which is good and the less trouble are away. I see a good run in the second round.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:56 pm
smallzposted: 12:43 pm | Report
Check this interview with i-Langa newspaper few years ago

- Langa : hi , speak since when were you following Orlando Pirates
Speak : since 1937 ( with smile in his face )
- Langa : whats your best moment since then
Speak : when Pirates sweep every cup in 1973 , Phefeni boy was not born yet , thats why he undermine Pirates ( with seriousness in his face )
- Langa ; yes continue
Speak: Pirates is the team that set records every day, good for that matter. We'll keep our position2 upto to last 8games-when team on top start to lose their grip. I know they would lose it.
- Langa : OK , speak..... what you hate the most
Speak : Kaizer Chips.....with passion
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hehehehe...Smallz uyaphapha sani....
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:00 pm
It promises to be a good game:

Players to watch:

1. Fatty Papi
2. Sifiso Myeni
3. Matthew Pattason
4. Collins Mbesuma
5. Sibusiso Vilakazi
6. Calvin Kadi

I will personally love for Wits to win but a win for Pirates will also be a good motivator for Chiefs players...
soccer analyst(K4L)
posted: 01:01 pm
hai maan kick off its not only chiefs and pirates playing this weekend why do you have to give us this rubbish tjerrrrrrrrrrrrrr who cares about history mara,,,,,,
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:04 pm
The Phefeni Boy:
I will personally love for Wits to win but a win for Pirates will also be a good motivator for Chiefs players...

this is same srathane who wish Pirates to lose on every game - now should we take him seriously because he has just said it that Chiefs is motivated by Pirates.

Guys i told u about this srashane the Phefeni Box, he has an in-ability to apply his mind bur he claims to be the fearless blogger.

Lalela la wena srashane, start looking for your mom, lo owakulahla e bhareni aku rephe nge plastic lase spar.
tebotouch
posted: 01:04 pm
roger that i would like to thank him for bringing self confidence in our team i mean the goals that we score takes a confidence to score such a scochers ...
And that is something the tap ins f.c wont take away from us ever.
We got absolute goal scores.
So allergic into tap ins.
I feel for cowne knowing he is allergic to scochers hahahaha. His only going to see inkanyezi's come 8th december.
De Bruin!!!
posted: 01:15 pm
We just waiting for a Mbesuma brace and a scorcher from Myessi, anyone who wanna populate ze score-sheet has my blessing.
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 01:16 pm
Pierats are just hanging by a tread...Roger deSa is known for raking in a few good results and end up fighting relegation. Considering that half of Wits players followed him to pierats, nothing will change again. Infact the Toothless, knowing that the trebble is gone will consider the following prizes in the PSL:

1. Clearance of the season (to compensate lekgwathi for the clearance against leopards).
2. Most number of goals scored in one match (knowing that it would go to Chiefs, he changes), the goals must have been scored in the rain.
3. Team that bought most players from one team. He bought from Fairways Stars half the team and almost all Wits starting 11.
4. Lastly will be Most decorated dental team of the year, banking on the obvious mix of Mbuyane, myeni, josephs and phungwayo...not to be outdone, the Colonel may seriously consider competing, telling everyone that he did not nominate himself as was the case with IOC.
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