Orlando Pirates against Cape Town City Starting Lineups and Live Score Updates on May 1, 2024

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Orlando Pirates will face Cape Town City in the Premier Soccer League of South Africa on May 1, with kickoff set for 15:00 SA local time. This highly anticipated clash promises to be an intense battle as both teams vie for crucial points in the league standings.

This meeting marks the second encounter between the two teams in eight months, following Orlando Pirates’ 2-0 victory in their previous Premier League clash. Cape Town City enters the match after drawing with Polokwane City last Sunday, seeking to address their defensive issues, having conceded goals in their last three matches.

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates are in high spirits, coming off three consecutive wins against AmaZulu and Golden Arrows, extending their unbeaten streak to four games. However, their defense has shown some vulnerability, as they have conceded goals in three straight away matches.


Orlando Pirates against Cape Town City Starting Lineups and Live Score Updates

We are updating team formations and line-ups for Cape Town City vs. Orlando Pirates in real time. The starting line-ups for the match have not yet been announced.


Orlando Pirates Possible Starting Lineups

For Orlando Pirates, the starting line-up in their previous match featured:

  1. Sipho Chaine
  2. Tapelo Nyongo
  3. Thabiso Sesane
  4. Deon Hotto
  5. Makhehlene Makhaula
  6. Miguel Timm
  7. Kabelo Dlamini
  8. Thabiso Lebitso
  9. Tshegofatso Mabasa
  10. Patrick Maswanganyi
  11. Relebohile Mofokeng


Orlando Pirates Key Players

  1. Deon Hotto
    • Attributes: Speed, versatility, creativity, and crossing ability.
    • Strengths: Hotto is known for his blistering pace, which makes him a constant threat on the flanks. His ability to play as a winger or a fullback provides flexibility to the team. He is also adept at delivering precise crosses and creating scoring opportunities for his teammates.
  2. Tshegofatso Mabasa
    • Attributes: Physicality, goal-scoring instinct, and aerial ability.
    • Strengths: Mabasa is a powerful striker with a knack for finding the back of the net. His strength and physical presence in the box make him a formidable target for crosses and set pieces. He excels at holding up the ball and linking play, providing a focal point for the team’s attack.
  3. Thabiso Lebitso
    • Attributes: Agility, speed, dribbling, and creativity.
    • Strengths: Lebitso is an agile and skillful player with quick feet, allowing him to navigate through tight spaces. His creativity and ability to take on defenders one-on-one make him a valuable asset in breaking down defenses. He is also known for his versatility, capable of playing in multiple attacking roles.
  4. Sipho Chaine
    • Attributes: Shot-stopping, reflexes, and composure.
    • Strengths: Chaine is a reliable goalkeeper with excellent shot-stopping skills and quick reflexes. He remains calm under pressure and is capable of making crucial saves to keep his team in the game. His ability to command the penalty area and communicate with his defenders adds to his strengths.
  5. Tapelo Nyongo
    • Attributes: Defensive awareness, versatility, and leadership.
    • Strengths: Nyongo is a solid defender with a keen sense of positioning and awareness. His versatility allows him to play across the backline, offering tactical flexibility. He is also a vocal presence on the pitch, providing leadership and guidance to his teammates. His ability to win duels and make timely interceptions contributes to his defensive prowess.


Orlando Pirates Top Scorers and Assists Makers


Cape Town City Possible Starting Lineups

It will be interesting to see who makes the starting eleven for Cape Town City, considering they began their last game with:

  1. Darren Keet
  2. Patrick Norman Fisher
  3. Lorenzo Gordinho
  4. Thamsanqa Mkhize
  5. Aprocious Petrus
  6. Relebogile Mokhuoane
  7. Jaedin Rhodes
  8. Taahir Goedeman
  9. Darwin Jesus Gonzalez Mendoza
  10. Thabiso Kutumela
  11. Khanyisa Mayo


Cape Town City Key Players

  1. Darren Keet
    • Attributes: Goalkeeping, leadership, and composure.
    • Strengths: Darren Keet is an experienced goalkeeper known for his excellent shot-stopping abilities and quick reflexes. He demonstrates composure under pressure, providing a calming presence in goal. As a veteran, he brings leadership and organization to the defensive line, effectively guiding his teammates during matches.
  2. Jaedin Rhodes
    • Attributes: Versatility, agility, and technical skills.
    • Strengths: Jaedin Rhodes is a versatile player capable of operating in various positions. His agility and technical skills make him a dynamic presence on the field. He has a strong work ethic and contributes both defensively and offensively, demonstrating his ability to support the team in multiple roles.
  3. Thamsanqa Mkhize
    • Attributes: Defense, leadership, and experience.
    • Strengths: Thamsanqa Mkhize is a seasoned defender with a strong understanding of the game. His leadership qualities are evident as he often takes on the role of organizing the backline. His experience in the PSL allows him to read the game well and make crucial tackles and interceptions when needed.
  4. Khanyisa Mayo
    • Attributes: Speed, creativity, and goal-scoring ability.
    • Strengths: Khanyisa Mayo is a dynamic forward with impressive speed and creativity. He excels in taking on defenders and has a knack for finding the back of the net. His pace allows him to create space and scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. Mayo’s goal-scoring ability makes him a key player in Cape Town City’s attack.
  5. Patrick Norman Fisher
    • Attributes: Defense, versatility, and physicality.
    • Strengths: Patrick Norman Fisher is a reliable defender known for his physicality and versatility. He can play across the defensive line, providing flexibility to the team’s formation. His strong presence in duels and his ability to break up opposition attacks are some of his notable strengths. Fisher also contributes to the team’s set pieces with his heading ability and positioning.


Cape Town City Top Scorers and Assists Makers

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Head-to-Head Showdown: Cape Town City vs. Orlando Pirates

Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates have faced off six times since October 2021. In that span, Cape Town City has won once, three matches have ended in draws, and Orlando Pirates have claimed victory twice. The most recent meeting between the two teams occurred on August 29, 2023, in the Premier League, where Orlando Pirates secured a 2-0 win.

Over the course of these six encounters, Cape Town City has scored a total of four goals, while Orlando Pirates have found the net six times. This record indicates that Orlando Pirates have a slightly better performance in their recent head-to-head history against Cape Town City.

Here’s the breakdown of their recent results:

Date Competition Result
Aug 29, 2023 Premier League Orlando Pirates 2 – 0 Cape Town City
Apr 22, 2023 Premier League Orlando Pirates 2 – 1 Cape Town City
Jan 7, 2023 Premier League Cape Town City 2 – 1 Orlando Pirates
Apr 16, 2022 Premier League Cape Town City 0 – 0 Orlando Pirates
Mar 2, 2022 Premier League Orlando Pirates 0 – 0 Cape Town City
Oct 2, 2021 Premier League Cape Town City 1 – 1 Orlando Pirates

Looking at this season’s performance, Cape Town City has played 24 matches, with 9 wins, 7 draws, and 8 losses. They have scored 24 goals, averaging 1.00 goals per match, and conceded 21 goals, with a rate of 0.88 per match.

Orlando Pirates, on the other hand, have played 24 matches, with 11 wins, 7 draws, and 6 losses. They’ve scored 35 goals, an average of 1.46 per match, while conceding 23 goals, or 0.96 per match.


Current Form: How Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates Stack Up


Cape Town City drew with Polokwane City in their latest match, while Orlando Pirates come into the game on a winning streak, having defeated AmaZulu Durban and Golden Arrows Durban in their previous three matches. Looking at their last 20 games, Cape Town City has won 7, lost 7, and drawn 6, while Orlando Pirates has a better record with 12 wins, 3 losses, and 5 draws.


In their most recent six matches, Cape Town City has lost three times (0-1 against AmaZulu Durban on April 7, 2-0 against Royal AM on March 10, and 0-1 against Stellenbosch on March 5). They also drew three times (2-2 against Polokwane City on April 21, 2-2 against Sekhukhune United on April 2, and 0-0 against Kaizer Chiefs on March 30).


Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates have had a more consistent run, winning four times (1-0 against AmaZulu Durban on April 20, 2-4 against AmaZulu Durban on April 13, 7-1 against Golden Arrows Durban on April 6, and 4-0 against Hungry Lions on March 16). They lost once (2-1 against Sekhukhune United on March 30) and drew once (1-1 against Moroka Swallows on April 3).



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