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Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane Predictions & Tips - Pirates to prevail and edge RS Berkane

By Brad Newcomb
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19 May 2022
  • Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane CAF Confederation Cup final match predictions
  • The fixture is being played at 21:00 SAST on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
  • Orlando Pirates were runners up in the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup
  • RS Berkane won the 2020 CAF Confederation Cup
  • Preview, tips, stats and team news
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Orlando Pirates come into this match full of confidence. While their league form hasn't inspired much confidence they have been full of quality in Africa. 

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Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane Predictions


Orlando Pirates have not had the best season domestically, but they have done well in the CAF Confederation Cup this campaign, reaching their first final since 2015. RS Berkane were runaway winners of their home semi-final but have been poor on the road this year. 
  • Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Orlando Pirates Form 
  • Orlando Pirates Team News & Injuries
  • RS Berkane Form 
  • RS Berkane Team News & Injuries
  • Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane FAQ

Can Orlando Pirates become the first South African club to win the CAF Confederation Cup, or will RS Berkane rob Pirates of their glory?

  • Orlando Pirates have won 2 of their last 5 away fixtures (all competitions).
  • Orlando Pirates have scored 3 goals in 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • Orlando Pirates have conceded 2 goals in 5 away games (all competitions).
  • Orlando Pirates have scored 6 goals in 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Orlando Pirates have conceded 3 goals in 10 games (all competitions).
  • Orlando Pirates have kept 7 clean sheets out of their last 10 outings (all competitions).
  • RS Berkane have lost 4 of their last 5 away fixtures (all competitions).
  • RS Berkane have scored 3 goals in 5 away games (all competitions).
  • RS Berkane have conceded 7 goals in 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • RS Berkane have scored 15 goals in 10 matches (all competitions).
  • RS Berkane have conceded 11 goals in 10 games (all competitions).

Head to Head


This is the first meeting between Orlando Pirates and RS Berkane. 

Orlando Pirates Form 


Orlando Pirates lost 1-0 at home in the second leg semi-final after an 89th-minute strike by Al Ahly Tripoli but prevailed 2-1 on aggregate to advance to their second CAF Confederation Cup final in the club's history.  

Their last five results away across all competitions are W, D, L, L and W, scoring three goals and conceding just two at the back.

The Buccanneers have been goal-shy in recent months, and this will be a concern for the coaching staff as they have scored just six goals in ten outings in all competitions.

However, the Soweto giants have been in tremendous form defensively, conceding a miserly three goals in ten fixtures, including keeping seven clean sheets.

Orlando Pirates have a chance to become the first South African club to lift the CAF Confederation Cup on Friday. Their strength is their defence, but they have lacked goals upfront. Could that cost them the match?

Orlando Pirates Team News & Injuries


Co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has stated his team needs to be clinical in their decision making and finishing to give themselves the best chance of beating RS Berkane.

Left-back Paseka Mako has recovered from the head injury he sustained in April and has returned to training.

Bandile Shandu has scored four goals in this season's CAF Confederation Cup.

Dean Hotto has five assists in this season's CAF Confederation Cup and has scored six PSL goals.

Kwame Peprah has grabbed five goals in the DStv Premiership this term. 

RS Berkane Form 


The score was 1-1 between RS Berkane and TP Mazembe in their second leg semi-final tie in Morocco when the visiting team had a man sent off in the 65th minute of the game.

RS Berkane used their numerical advantage to score three unanswered goals in 17 minutes to beat TP Mazembe 4-1 and progress 4-2 on aggregate to their third CAF Confederation Cup final in the last four seasons.

Their last five away results across all competitions are L, D, L, L and L, scoring three goals and conceding seven.

The Oranges Boys have been finding the back of the net with regular occurrence, scoring 15 goals in their last ten fixtures across all competitions, but they have not been as impressive at the back as Pirates have been, letting in 11.

RS Berkane have done well to reach the final for the second time in three years, but they have struggled on the road during this season's competition. Can they reverse their poor away form and claim their second CAF Confederation Cup in their history?

RS Berkane Team News & Injuries


Coach Florent Ibenge has yet to claim a CAF competition title, but he has been close before. He reached the CAF Champions League final with AS Vita in 2014 and was runner-up with the same club in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Can he get his team over the finish line?

Charki el Bahri has registered three goals in this season's CAF Confederation Cup.

Chadrack Muzungu has scored seven league goals in the Botola Pro this season.

Brahim El Bahraoui has contributed with four league goals and two assists, including two goals in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane FAQ

When is the Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane match?

Orlando Pirates vs RS Berkane will take place on 20 May 2022

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Verdict

Orlando Pirates have fared much better on the road this season than RS Berkane and are defensively strong. A close competitive cup final is tipped, with Orlando Pirates narrowly defeating the team from Morocco 1-0.

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