SuperSport and Pirates are currently both hunting for a second place finish in the DStv Premiership, with SuperSport currently five log points ahead of the Buccaneers.
A win on Saturday would be a wonderful result for Pirates, and importantly, the Soweto giants will be boosted by the possible return of captain Innocent Maela, who has served a two-match suspension and is back at full training after sustaining a foot injury.
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Along with the likes of midfielder Thabang Monare and goalkeeper Richard Ofori, the skipper is one of a few players to have made significant strides on the injury front after a spell on the sidelines.
Matsatsansa will also welcome back two key players in striker Bradley Grobler and veteran defender Onismor Bhasera, both back from serving a one-match ban after each had accumulated four yellow cards throughout the season.
They do however have a few injury worries, with defender Luke Fleurs unlikely to feature on Saturday, having last made a league appearance for the club in January.
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The Buccaneers excelled in their last Premiership assignment, beating Soweto rivals Swallows 4-1 before edging a marathon cup encounter with Championship outfit Venda Football Academy over the weekend.
Their recent league form has however been a mixed bag, with three wins claimed in their last five games, where they have also fallen to two defeats.
They now take on a side which has bagged an equal number of wins over the same period, but without losing a game.
United’s recent record is only blemished by a shock cup defeat to the Bucs’ next Nedbank Cup opponents Dondol Stars, who claimed a 2-1 win in their Round of 32 encounter.
The upset has however not affected their league form, as they claimed seven out of an available nine points in their three games since.
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How to Watch Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United
The fixture is scheduled to kick off at 17:45, and will be broadcast live on SuperSport PSL.
Live updates will be available on social media across every Orlando Pirates platform, while the match will be comprehensively covered here at The South African.
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