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Orlando Pirates vs Swallows Tips – Bucs tipped for home victory in season opener

By Grant de Smidt
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05 Aug 2022
  • Orlando Pirates vs Swallows Predictions for Saturday’s PSL match
  • Match is being played at 15:00 SAST at Orlando Stadium
  • Swallows have seen BTTS Yes in 6 of their last 8 matches
  • Can Pirates continue their good home form with a win?
  • Preview, tips, team news & stats
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Orlando Pirates had trouble scoring goals last term but they've signed two new strikers. Swallows have lost many of their better players in the off-season and could be set for another relegation battle. I am backing Pirates to win this first match under their new Spanish coach.

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Orlando Pirates vs Swallows Predictions


New Pirates coach Jose Riveiro takes over a side with a strong home record. Swallows have lost numerous key players and have one win in nine PSL matches. I am tipping a home win with both sides on target.
  • Orlando Pirates vs Swallows Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Orlando Pirates Form
  • Orlando Pirates Injuries & Team News
  • Swallows Form
  • Swallows Injuries & Team News
  • Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FAQ

  • Orlando Pirates have won 2 of their last 3 home matches (PSL).
  • Orlando Pirates have seen BTTS Yes in 3 of their last 4 home matches (PSL).
  • Swallows are winless in 8 of their last 9 matches (PSL).
  • Swallows have seen BTTS Yes in 6 of their last 8 matches (PSL).

Head to Head


Orlando Pirates hold a 6-5 advantage across their previous 14 meetings with Sundowns with five draws.

The sides last met in April in the PSL as the match finished 0-0.

Orlando Pirates Form


Bucs finished sixth in the PSL last season. They lost four of their last seven matches in all competitions including losing the CAF Confederations Cup final. 

Pirates lost to RSB Berkane in that final on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time. A 4-1 league win at home to Maritzburg United came next.

Their last two league matches saw a 2-2 draw at Royal AM (having led 2-0 after 78 minutes) and a 2-0 loss at SuperSport United. Defender Happy Jele was red carded in the latter match.

Orlando Pirates Injuries & Team News


Pirates have had a busy transfer window including releasing captain Happy Jele. Thulani Hlatshwayo and Ntsikelelo Nyauza have also departed in the defence. 

Strikers Bienvenu Eva Nga (10 league goals last season) and South Africa international Evidence Makgopa have arrived. Central midfielder Miguel Timm is another signing from Marumo Gallants.

Swallows Form


Swallows survived the drop last season after going into the promotion/relegation play-offs. They finished 15th in the PSL table with just four wins in 30 matches before that.

A 2-2 draw at Kaizer Chiefs on the final day wasn’t enough to avoid the playoffs. A 2-1 home win against Cape Town All Stars began the playoffs before a 0-0 draw at University of Pretoria.

A 2-1 away defeat at Cape Town All Stars made the last fixture absolutely crucial. Swallows beat University of Pretoria 1-0 at home to seal their place in the top flight.

Swallows Injuries & Team News


The Dube Birds have lost numerous key players in this transfer window. Coach Dylan Kerr lost attackers Kethu Ndlovu and Ruzaigh Gamildien. 

Midfielders Dillan Solomons, George Matlou and Kamohelo Mahlatsi have all been sold to Kaizer Chiefs. Waseem Isaacs has joined from Stellenbosch FC to play up front.

Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FAQ

When is Orlando Pirates vs Swallows being played?

Orlando Pirates vs Swallows is being played on 6 August 2022.

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Verdict

I am backing this match to have goals. Pirates look likely to beat a much-weakened Swallows team.

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