Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Prediction: One last show down

 | Thursday 30th May 2024, 12:50pm

Thursday 30th May 2024, 12:50pm

Two giants of South African soccer meet over the weekend, to compete for the coveted Nedbank Cup trophy. Orlando Pirates are looking to add a tenth Nedbank Cup to their collection while Mamelodi Sundowns are in search of the seventh win in this competition overall. It is no surprise that both teams are taking this encounter very seriously. Pirates are the defending Champions having won this trophy last season against Sekhukhune United, Sundowns who were the holders the season before won the final against Marumo Gallants. 

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Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Betting Tips

3 Way - Draw 11/5

The last time these two teams met in this competition was in the 15/16 season. The match progressed to extra time where Orlando Pirates secured a 0-2 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns. Pirates would go on to lose the final against Supersports United. Since then Pirates have played one final and won it. Since the 11/12 season, Mamelodi Sundowns has not lost a Nedbank Cup final playing three winning all three in that time. Both these teams sit at the pinnacle of South African football having finished first and second in the DSTV Premiership table. It is not down to mere chance that these teams find themselves playing in the Nedbank Cup final.

Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have met 55 times in their history. Mamelodi Sundowns have a 40% success rate against Pirates and a goal difference of 16 in this fixture. Looking at current form, Orlando Pirates, are a team who are struggling at the moment. They have no wins in their last three matches, no clean sheets and they failed to find the back of the net in two out of their last three matches.

Regardless of recent form, this final will be fiercely contested with the winner coming in extra time or penalties. This aligns with their last two encounters one in the league and the other in the MTN 8. The league encounter ended ended in 1-1 draw and in the MTN 8 Orlando Pirates won the match on penalties after a goalless draw in 90 minutes.

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