Orlando Pirates Vs Moroka Swallows, Absa Premiership Betting Preview

Orlando Pirates Vs Moroka Swallows, Absa Premiership Betting Preview

There is a local derby taking place in Soweto on Saturday evening as Orlando Pirates host Moroka Swallows in the Absa Premiership.

Pirates Update

After a 2-0 win at NFD side Santos last weekend, Pirates have a Nedbank Cup quarter final with Sundowns to look forward to but they first return to Absa Premiership action having won just one of their last four league outings. That win came against this opposition at Dobsonville on 12th March but Pirates subsequently lost another derby clash 1-0 to Chiefs and in their most recent game they were held 1-1 at Black Aces. The Bucs trail league leaders Kaizer Chiefs by 15 points and have nine games remaining. Although the Nedbank Cup is their only remaining chance of silverware this season, they will be looking for a strong finish in the league under recently appointed coach Vladimir Vermozovic.

Swallows Update

Swallows exited the Nedbank Cup when losing 1-0 at home to Supersport in midweek and their recent Absa Premiership form isn’t overly convincing either. The Birds did win their most recent league outing, 1-0 at home to bottom of the table Golden Arrows but they had lost five and drawn three of their previous eight league outings to slip into the bottom half of the table. Swallows could yet turn things around and finish in the top half of the log but they have won just twice on their travels this season and have taken just one point from their last four road trips.