Soweto giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are involved in a ding-dong battle for bragging rights in the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.
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After 18 (of 30 matches) in the 2022/23 season, the Buccaneers are in fourth place with 28 points.
By contrast, Amakhosi occupy fifth spot with 27 points.
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Did you know: In the 26 completed PSL seasons to date since the league turned professional in the 1996/97 season, Kaizer Chiefs have finished higher in the final log standings than Orlando Pirates on 14 occasions, with Orlando Pirates grabbing bragging rights 12 times.
The biggest difference in final positions for Kaizer Chiefs over Orlando Pirates is 7 places (in the 2016/17 season), while the biggest difference in positions for Orlando Pirates over Kaizer Chiefs is also 7 places (2018/19 season).
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Let’s look at their respective stats this season:
Goal for: 19
Goals against: 13
Goal differential: +6
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Goal for: 20
Goals against: 21
Goal differential: -1
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Orlando Pirates will have the chance to extend their lead over Kaizer Chiefs – but it will be no easy task – when they next face high-flying defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, 4 February at 15:30.
Kaizer Chiefs’ next assignment is an away tie against TS Galaxy on Sunday, 5 February at 15:30.
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