Betting Tips: Can Pirates Turn Their Fortunes Around?
Supabets: Can Orlando Pirates Turn Their Fortunes Around?
Orlando Pirates play away against Bidvest Wits on Wednesday evening. The Buccaneers’ woes continued as they were thrashed by Mamelodi Sundowns over the past weekend and will seek to turn things around. However, Wits are in great form and will be looking to continue their recent success against the Sea Robbers.
The UEFA Champions League clash between Bayern Munich and Arsenal will take place at the Allianz Arena. The Gunners have often produced some solid performances away to the German giants, but the hosts will remain favourites ahead of the match.
Real Madrid host Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu. This promises to be a tricky tie for Los Blancos, but they have enough star quality to see off the hard-working Italian side.
SuperSport United travel to the James Motlatsi Stadium on Wednesday evening in an ABSA Premiership encounter against Free State Stars. Matsatsantsawill look to reclaim a spot at the top of the table against a struggling Stars side.
Orlando Pirates v Wits (Absa Premiership)
League rankings: Wits 4th & Pirates 10th
Useful facts: After the Buccaneers’ humiliating defeat at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns, it will be difficult to take any positives into this game against a Wits team that is now undefeated in five matches and is fresh off a 5-0 win over Ajax Cape Town last week. But Pirates hold the historical advantage, winning seven out of their last 20 league encounters. However, Wits have three wins from their last three against Pirates and have had the upper hand in recent years.
Manti Mekoa: I’ll give it to Wits.
Bayern Munich v Arsenal (Champions League)
League rankings: Bayern 1st (Bundesliga) & Arsenal 3rd (Premier League)
Useful facts: Arsenal find themselves undefeated in their last six Champions League games and have won four of their last six in all competitions. However, the Bavarians have won five of their last six and have lost only two of their last six games against the Gunners.
Manti Mekoa: Bayern
Real Madrid v Napoli (Champions League)
League rankings: Real Madrid 1st (La Liga) & Napoli 3rd (Serie A)
Useful facts: The European champions are undefeated in their last 10 matches in the Champions League and also find themselves on a four-match undefeated streak. Meanwhile, Napoli have won five of their last six games. Historically, the last time these two met was in the European Cup, way back in 1987, when Diego Maradona still played for the Italians. It was Los Blancos that came out on top in that tie, winning 3-1 on aggregate.
Manti Mekoa: Real Madrid
Free State Stars v SuperSport Utd (Absa Premiership)
Group rankings: Free State Stars 14th & SuperSport 3rd
Useful facts: SuperSport have now fallen behind both Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs in the league standings, but can return to the top with a win over a Free State Stars team that are undefeated in three of their last five games. SuperSport remain undefeated in the league since August and have also won 10 of their last 21 matches against Ea Lla Koto.
Manti Mekoa: SuperSport