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Orlando Pirates are expecting a bigger crowd in Durban than in Soweto. Image: @VodacomSoccer / Twitter

SuperSport vs Orlando Pirates – 5 things we expect

Rest is currently scarce at Orlando Pirates. The Soweto giants face SuperSport United on Sunday. Here are five things to expect.

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates are expecting a bigger crowd in Durban than in Soweto. Image: @VodacomSoccer / Twitter

Last Wednesday saw Orlando Pirates collect three points in Durban from Royal AM. Will it be six points in a week at Lucas Moripe against Gavin Hunt’s SuperSport United?

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Here are five things we expect from what is the biggest game in the PSL this weekend.

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  1. A strong Bucs crowd in Tshwane after the impressive performance against AM in Durban on Wednesday.
  2. Thulani Hlatshwayo with a point to prove against his former team where he was seemingly done wrong.
  3. Thamsanqa Gabuza to make an appearance against Pirates where he made his name.
  4. The Buccaneers to show improved finishing in the box after gross wastage in the opening three games so far.
  5. Possible rests for the likes of Thembinkosi Lorch, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Deon Hotto, and Kabelo Dlamini who have started nearly every game so far.

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Pirates are one of the most frustrating teams to watch. Bucs dish out exciting build-ups until they get in the final third.

Bucs fans have seen this movie so many times before. The Sea Robbers play well but keep wasting chances through over-playing or decision-making in the final third.

It is a hugely frustrating issue to see an entertaining side waste vast attacking spaces like this for so long. We have now figured out what the team needs to put the balls into the net. Read the full story here.

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