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Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs Predictions & Tips - Pirates and Chiefs set for draw in Soweto derby

  • Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs predictions for Saturday’s Premier Soccer League match
  • Match is being played at 13:30 GMT at the Orlando Stadium
  • Kaizer Chiefs are unbeaten in their last 5 matches
  • I am tipping the Soweto Derby to end in a 1-1 draw
  • Best bets, betting tips and predictions for Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs face off in Africa's biggest derby (Getty Images)

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs Predictions


Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are missing their best attacking talents for this match. Neither score to frequently either so this is backed to end in a low scoring draw.

  • Orlando Pirates have drawn their last 3 home matches (Premier Soccer League).
  • Orlando Pirates have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 home matches (Premier Soccer League).
  • Kaizer Chiefs are unbeaten in their last 4 away matches (all competitions).
  • Kaizer Chiefs have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 away matches (Premier Soccer League).

Head to Head


Orlando Pirates and Chiefs are level at 15 wins apiece over their 49 previous matches. There have been 19 draws.

Pirates won their last encounter 2-0 away in November 2020. 

Orlando Pirates Form


Orlando Pirates are in fifth position on the PSL table after 15 matches. After a fine start to the season, Pirates have only managed two victories in their last five league matches.

Since winning 3-0 at TTM, Pirates have lost 2-0 at Black Leopards, drawn 0-0 at home to Golden Arrows and beaten Maritzburg United 1-0 away.

In their last match, Orlando Pirates were fortunate to draw 1-1 at home with TS Galaxy. Bongani Sam gave the Buccaneers an early lead but TS Galaxy were level by the 20th minute mark.

Orlando Pirates Injuries & Team News


Orlando Pirates will be without forwards Gabadinho Mhango, Tshegofatso Mhango and Zakhele Lepasa. Thembinkosi Lorch is likely to start as a false nine.

Defender, Innocent Maela is suspended for this match.

Kaizer Chiefs Form


Kaizer Chiefs are seventh on the PSL table but they are steadily climbing after a horror start to the season. Gavin Hunt has managed to sort the defence out which has catapulted Chiefs up the table.

The Amakhosi have won three and drawn two of their last five fixtures. That run began with a 1-0 win at AmaZulu before beating Cape Town City 2-1 away.

Chiefs then defeated TTM 3-0 at home which was followed by successive draws. Their trip to Stellenbosch turned into a 0-0 draw and then Chiefs drew 1-1 at home to Baroka in their last match.

Baroka took the lead in the 53rd minute but Chiefs leveled 15 minutes from the end via an own goal.

Kaizer Chiefs Injuries & Team News


Kaizer Chiefs are missing their most influential attacking player in Khama Billiat to injury. Bernard Parker is another attacking player missing as he is suspended.

Other than that, Gavin Hunt will have a full squad available.

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Verdict

Both Chiefs and Pirates are averaging around 1 goal per 90 minutes this season. With the teams missing attacking talent, this could well end goalless.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @2.87 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Draw Correct Score @6.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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30 Jan 2021

Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs