Maritzburg go into the game sitting top of the standings after three rounds, with Bucs behind us only on goal difference.
The Team of Choice’s most recent action resulted in a point earned after a 1-1 derby draw with AmaZulu on Tuesday, while the Sea Robbers beat Ajax Cape Town 1-0.
This fixture traditionally provides plenty of fireworks, and goals, of which there have been 15 in the last six matches.
Last season brought wins for both clubs at home; 2-1 for United in Pietermaritzburg, and 2-0 for Pirates in Orlando, while the season before provided a 3-3 at the Harry Gwala Stadium and a 0-0 in Soweto.
Overall, the sides have met on 23 occasions, with Maritzburg winning six, Bucs 13, and four draws.
Maritzburg midfielder Lebohang Maboe, who has scored twice this season (league and cup), is hoping provide the inspiration for a Team of Choice victory in front of the team’s loyal home fans.
“My goal is to make sure I make the team tick. But on top of that‚ scoring is one of the main tasks I’ve committed myself to this season. I’m eager to score more than I did last season,” he was quoted saying by the Sowetan.
“Our main aim this season is to win all our home matches no matter who we are up against. We know that Pirates is a big team but we’ll leave that outside the field‚” he added.
Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates
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Unreserved Stadium Admission Tickets are available at R60 for adults and R20 for children from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers outlets nationally.
Unreserved Stadium Admission tickets for R60 are also available at the following outlets in Pietermaritzburg:
• MUFC Offices, 397 Victoria Rd
• Supersave Supermarket, Retief Street
• Ok Mini Market, College Road
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