Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates prediction and betting tips (October 18)
Golden Arrows host Orlando Pirates in their next fixture. They have drawn two straight games heading into this tie. Lamontville hope to get the home win.
Fortune Makaringe has scored only two league goals this season
Fortune Makaringe has scored only two league goals this season
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Golden Arrows play Orlando Pirates in Round 12 of the 2022-23 Premier Soccer League.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 18 October 2022. The match venue is Princess Magogo Stadium, Durban.

Latest odds on betting sites

Golden Arrows to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160 American; 8/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Orlando Pirates to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150; 3/2).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Golden Arrows โ€” 35%, draw โ€” 30%, Orlando Pirates โ€” 35%.

Latest betting odds on Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates (18 October 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals โ€” 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals โ€” 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Golden Arrows โ€” 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Orlando Pirates โ€” 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) โ€” 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Both teams to score (No) โ€” 1.66 (-150; 2/3)

Match preview and statistics

The Golden Arrows are eighth in the league table with 13 points and a +2 goal difference. They have two wins, two draws and a loss in their last five matches. Lamontville drew 1-1 against Stellenbosch in the last game.

Jayden Adams gave the Stellies the lead in the 23rd minute of the first half, while Thanani Zuke pulled one back in the dying minute of the game. In the previous two games, they drew 1-1 against Cape Town City FC and beat Swallows FC 4-nil.

Golden Arrows team news: No player is injured or suspended.

Orlando Pirates are fifth in the league table with 16 points and a +1 goal difference. They have a win, three draws and a loss in their last five matches. The Pirates drew 1-1 with AmaZulu in their last match.

Sphesihle Maduna scored in the 35th minute from the penalty spot, giving the visitors the lead. Kermit Erasmus equalized in the 45th minute, just in time before the whistle was blown for halftime.

Orlando had 60% possession, 19 total shots, three big chances, 10 shots on target, 320 accurate passes, 81% pass accuracy, 18 fouls committed and 13 corners.

Orlando Pirates team news: No player is injured or suspended.

Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates H2H

Both teams have met 22 times, the Pirates have 12 wins, the Arrows have three wins with seven draws. They have played goalless draws in their last two meetings

Lineups and key players

Golden Arrows projected starting lineup:

  • Sifiso Mlungwana
  • Sbonelo Cele
  • Matome Mathiane
  • Nkosinathi Sibisi
  • Mthokozisi Dube
  • Thabani Zuke
  • Velemseni Ndwandwe
  • Siboniso Conco
  • Nduduzo Sibiya
  • Pule Mmodi
  • Michael Gumede

Pule Mmodi is the key player to watch out for. He is the top scorer in the team so far, with four league goals. Mmodi has blanked in the past two games. The attacker should be able to net a goal in this game.

Orlando Pirates projected starting lineup:

  • Richard Ofori
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Olisa Ndah
  • Paseka Mako
  • Bandile Shandu
  • Fortune Makaringe
  • Ben Motshwari
  • Monnapule Saleng
  • D. Hotto
  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo
  • Kermit Erasmus

Fortune Makaringe is the key player to watch out for. He has scored only two league goals this season. Makaringe needs to pick up his scoring boots.

Prediction and betting tips

Only one team has won in their last six meetings, and it is the Arrows. The remaining five matches have ended in a draw. Even their last two have ended in goalless draws. Both teams are in similar form ahead of this meeting. They have drawn their previous two games, respectively. Although, Lamontville pose to be in a slightly better form.

The predictions for this match are Golden Arrows to win or draw, and under 2.5 goals. They have the home advantage and should be able to get a good result at their stadium. The previous eight meetings have ended with under 2.5 goals. Not expecting this to be any different because they have poor scoring form at the moment.

Betting prediction: Double chance โ€“ 1/X

Odds: 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

FootballUSA MLS. Round 12
Golden Arrows โ€” Orlando Pirates
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Double chance โ€“ 1/X
1.44
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