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CAF CL MATCH PREVIEW: Orlando Pirates Welcome Esperance du Tunis

ORLANDO PIRATES VS ES. TUNIS

Date: 2 Feb. 2019                   Kickoff: 1900 GMT

Venue: Orlando Stadium ( J’burg)

Refree: T Banlak

Assistants: K. Mussie/ T.Belachew

Fourth Officials: L.Nigussie

Have your seat booked in the front roll, because there is nothing you will want to miss this game for it is one of the best games in this weekend’s Champions League fixtures.

LAST 5 MATCHES

Orlando Pirates ES Tunis
PSL Chippa United H 4-2 W CCL Horoya A 1-1 D
CCL Platinum A 0-0D LI1 Ben Guerdane H 2-0 W
CCL Horoya H 3-0 W CCL Platinum H 2-0W
PSL Baroka H 1-1D LI1 Bizertin A 2-2D
CUP Black Leopards A 1-1 CUP Gabes A 0-1 W

General Statistics

  • Both sides have met twice (2013 Champions League) and all ended in a draw game. First 0-0 draw in Orlando Stadium and 1-1 draw in Tunis
  • Pirates are yet to loss a single Champions League match this season with 4 wins and 2 draws out of 6 matches
  • Pirates have also scored 12 goals and exhibited a strong defensive line by conceding just two in the process. Average goal per match of 2.67
  • Pirates have scored in all 6 quarters of the matches played with 25% of goals happening in 75-90 minutes
  • ES Tunis as well is yet to loss a match in the Champions League. 1 win and a draw
  • ES Tunis has managed 3 goals out of 5 shots on target virtually the second lowest shots on target in 2 group matches played so far. With just 13 shots at goal

Prediction

At the backdrop of a good results at their last visit, Tunis hope to pick a point back to Tunis

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Ghanaian Sports Journalist who specializes in Sports Photography and Sports writing. Accredited CAF and FIFA photo journalist

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