Orlando Pirates will aim to continue their fine form when they take on Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 8.15pm CAT.

Pirates’ unbeaten run in the league was stretched to nine matches when they held champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a goalless away draw on 10 November. The Soweto side has taken 19 points from a possible 27 in the sequence.

The Buccaneers have claimed nine points from six home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 2-1 victory over cross-town rivals Kaizer Chiefs in late October.

Maritzburg have gone five league matches without a win after they were held 0-0 at home by Chippa United on 27 November. The KwaZulu-Natal club’s only win this term came at Bloemfontein Celtic in September.

The Team of Choice has claimed four points from as many away matches this season, with their last result on the road a loss at Polokwane City in late October.

In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Pirates have met in 24 league matches since 2005-06. The Buccaneers have claimed 12 wins compared to six for the Team of Choice, while six matches have been drawn. The Soweto side has won seven of their 12 home league matches against their Pietermaritzburg counterparts, suffering two defeats in the process.

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By Ian Dei

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