Ajax looking to collect 3 points against Pirates

​Ajax Cape Town will target their first win of the new Absa Premiership season when they host Orlando Pirates at the Cape Town Stadium on 13 September 2016, kick-off at 19h30.

Ajax’s opening league match saw them played to a 1-1 draw away to newcomers Baroka FC on August 23.

The Cape Town side’s home record from last season reads: P15 W5 D8 L2 GF19 GA15 Pts23.

The Urban Warriors are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with one point from as many matches.

Pirates opened their league campaign with a 3-1 home win over Golden Arrows on August 24.

The Soweto side’s away record from last season reads: P15 W5 D2 L8 GF17 GA18 Pts17.

The Buccaneers are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with three points from one match.

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Pirates have met in 34 league matches since 1999/2000.

The Buccaneers have claimed 19 wins compared to six for the Urban Warriors, while nine matches have been drawn.

Ajax have won four of their 17 home matches against Pirates, suffering six defeats in the process.

Last season the Buccaneers claimed a league ‘double’ over the Urban Warriors, winning 2-1 both home and away.

Ajax have not beaten Pirates in the league since the second half of the 2010/11 season.

Ajax’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Baroka: Petersen, Chipeta, Coetzee, Lartey, Lebusa, Pietersen, Mdabuka, Mzwakali (Margeman 86′), Mosadi, Isaacs (Morris 68′), Paulse (Lupeta 83′).

Pirates’ line-up from their 3-1 win over Arrows: F. Ovono, T. Sikhakhane, H. Jele, A. Gcaba, T. Matlaba, T. Rakhale (T. Kutumela 66’), O. Manyisa, E. Gyimah, M. Makola, B. Morrison (T. Qalinge 46’), T. Ndoro (A. Nkosi 88’).

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