Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates: PSL preview and kick-off time

Cape Town City ‘host’ Orlando Pirates at Loftus on Sunday 23 August 2020 with plenty on the line for both sides.Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates: PSL previewThe last three meetings between these two sides have ended in drawn matches but there have historically been plenty of goals in this PSL fixture.Orlando Pirates remain in with a mathematical shout at the Premiership title but will need a win if they are to achieve the unlikely feat of ending their trophy drought.Cape Town City are locked in a scrap for the top eight that grows ever more intense with every matchday. City have Stellies and Golden Arrows breathing down their necks and hold eighth by virtue of goal difference.Kermit Erasmus could hold the key for Cape Town City who have shown a good deal of attacking flair since the restart and saw off defending Champions Sundowns 3-2 in their last outing at Loftus. Erasmus scored in that encounter as Surprise Ralani grabbed a brace. City then lost 1-0 to Cape rivals Stellenbosch FC in midweek suggesting there is still work to be done.Orlando Pirates will want their strikers to find that same kind of touch as they have struggled to convert their build-up play into goals. Last time out Pirates shared the spoils with Baroka FC after some generous officiating allowed the Limpopo side to equalise from an offside position.There is extra incentive for Gabadinho Mhango to help end Pirates lean time in front of goal after Polokwane City’s Peter Shalulile drew level with him on 14 goals for the season with a strike in his team’s 1-1 draw with seventh placed Highlands Park on Saturday.Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates: kick-off and TV timesThe match will kick-off at Loftus from 15:30 and will be broadcast live on SuperSport 4 (DStv Channel 204). The match can be livestreamed on the DStv Now or Showmax apps provided the customer has a premium subscription.Past PSL meetingsPremier Soccer League2019/2020 2. Round Pirates – City 3:3 (2:2)2018/2019 10. Round Cape Town City FC – Orlando Pirates 2:2 (1:1)2018/2019 2. Round Pirates – City FC 2:2 (2:0)2017/2018 29. Round Cape Town City FC – Orlando Pirates 1:0 (1:0)2017/2018 5. Round Pirates – City FC 1:0 (0:0)2016/2017 18. Round Cape Town City FC – Orlando Pirates 2:2 (0:1)2016/2017 3. Round Pirates – City FC 0:0 (0:0)Cape Town City squadTBCOrlando Pirates squadTBCHelp support journalists, the guardians of independent journalism, through our student media initiative that gives a voice to students and their generation! Find out more…
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