Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United prediction and betting tips (March 16)
In the last two home meetings against SuperSport United, the Orlando Pirates have come out winners. They seek a win to maintain their spot in the league table. Will the Pirates win or draw this game?
Kabelo Dlamini (Orlando Pirates) had a goal and an assist against the Royal Leopards
Kabelo Dlamini (Orlando Pirates) had a goal and an assist against the Royal Leopards

Orlando Pirates play SuperSport United in Round 12 of the 2021-22 Premier Soccer League season.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 16 March 2022. The match venue is Orlando Stadium, Soweto.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United (March 16) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups is up next.

Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United latest odds on betting sites

Orlando Pirates to win odds are situated at 1.74 (-135 American; 20/27 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.25 (+225; 9/4), while SuperSport United to win odds are priced at 4.50 (+350; 7/2).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Orlando Pirates — 53%, draw — 27%, SuperSport United — 20%.

Latest betting odds on Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United (16 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.35 (+135; 27/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on Orlando Pirates — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5, +1.0) on SuperSport United — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-165; 20/33)

Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United match preview and statistics

Orlando Pirates are fourth in the league table with 32 points and a +4 goal difference. The Pirates have two wins, a draw and two losses in their previous five matches. They beat the Royal Leopards 3-0 in their last match.

Fortune Makaringe opened the scoring in the 47th minute of the second half with a right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right win to the top left corner, assisted by Goodman Mosele.

Kabelo Dlamini doubled the lead in the 56th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Goodman Mosele. Terrence Dzcukamanja made it 3-0 in the 70th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the top right corner, assisted by Kabelo Dlamini with a cross following a corner.

Team statistics: 68% possession, 16 total shots, four big chances, seven shots on target, 609 accurate passes, 88% pass accuracy, six fouls committed, three offsides.

Orlando Pirates team news: no reported injuries ahead of this game.

SuperSport United are seventh in the league table with 29 points and a +5 goal difference. They have three wins and two losses in their previous five games. The Swanky Boys beat AmaZulu FC 2-0 in their last league match.

Jesse Donn opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the net. Iqraam Rayners doubled the lead in the 54th minute of the second half with a left footed shot from outside the box into the back of the net, following an error by the AmaZulu’s defence.

Tapelo Nyongo got a second yellow in the 90+2 minute for a foul and was sent off. Team statistics: 42% possession, five total shots, five shots on target, four corners, 15 fouls and two yellow cards.

In their previous game, they went up against Platinum City Rovers in the South African FA Cup. SuperSport beat Platinum 1-0. An early goal from Rasebotja Selaelo in the first minute of the game won the match for them. They also missed a penalty on the stroke of halftime.

SuperSport United: no reported injuries ahead of this game.

Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United H2H

Orlando Pirates haven’t lost to SuperSport United in their last three meetings, with two wins and a draw. Both teams drew 1-1 in their last meeting. Maliele Vincent Pule opened the scoring for the Pirates while Ben Motshwari scored an own goal, which levelled the scoring to 1-1.

Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United lineups and key players

Orlando Pirates projected starting lineup:

  • Richard Ofori
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Olisa Ndah
  • Paseka Mako
  • Bandile Shandu
  • Fortune Makaringe
  • Goodman Mosele
  • Thabang Monare
  • D. Hotto
  • Kabelo Dlamini
  • Kwame Peprah

Kabelo Dlamini is the key player to watch out for. He had a good performance in their last match against the Royal Leopards with a goal and an assist. Dlamini looks forward to getting on the scoresheet in this match.

SuperSport United projected starting lineup:

  • Ronwen Williams
  • Kegan Johannes
  • Aubrey Ngoma
  • Thatayaone Ditlhokwe
  • Sifiso Ngobeni
  • Jesse Donn
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • Iqraam Rayners
  • Ghampani Lungu
  • Keenan Phillips
  • Jamie Craig Webbe

Jesse Donn is the key player to watch out for. The two goals he has scored this season have come from the last three games in the league. Donn hopes to bag another goal in this game and help get the team going.

Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United predictions and betting tips

Ahead of this match, both teams are in good form. SuperSport have won two back-to-back games, while Orlando got back to winning ways with a comfortable win in their last match. Their form is similar, so you can’t judge based on form.

In their recent meetings, the Pirates have beaten the Matsatsantsa twice and drawn once. The two victories have been on their own ground. Having the home advantage is another plus to them in this game.

Predictions for this match are Orlando Pirates to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score (Yes). In the home matches they won, both teams totalled over 2.5 goals. Also, both teams have scored in each of their last three meetings.

Betting prediction: Orlando Pirates to win

Odds: 1.74 (-135 American; 20/27 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.35 (+135 American; 27/20 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Orlando Pirates — SuperSport United
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
2.35
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