DstvPrem | Predicted starting Berth for Orlando Pirates vs Amazulu.

 DstvPrem | Predicted starting Berth for  Orlando Pirates vs Amazulu.

DstvPrem | Predicted starting Berth for Orlando Pirates vs Amazulu.

 

Here we take a look at the players who might feature in the Orlando Pirates starting lineup against Amazulu on Friday evening.

Orlando Pirates take on Amazulu on Friday evening just a few days after playing to a draw against Richards Bay FC.

Here we take a look at the players who might feature in the Orlando Pirates starting lineup.

ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING XI PREDICTION

Orlando Pirates just keep coming back to Mr consistency between the sticks in Siyabonga Mpontshane and he should start with the gloves against Amazulu.

We also expect Jose Riveiro to persist in playing a back three given how the shape has helped keep Pirates solid at the back.

In the wide areas we are also likely to see two players playing slightly out of position with winger Deon Hotto and regular fullback Bandile Shandu patrolling the flanks.

We could see changes in behind the striker though with Monnapule Saleng struggling against the Rich Boys.

Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo should retain his place however despite competition from the likes of Collins Makgaga.

However, Terrence Dzvukamanja could be inserted to give Pirates a little bit more in the final third.

Up front Riveiro undoubtedly needs to show faith in Zakhele Lepasa.

PREDICTED XI

Siyabonga Mpontshane. Nkosinathi Sibisi, Olisa Ndah, Innocent Maela. Miguel Timm, Goodman Mosele. Deon Hotto, Bandile Shandu. Terrence Dzvukamanja, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo. Zakhele Lepasa.

The formation allows Riveiro to deploy three quality centre backs in Nkosinathi Sibisi, Olisa Ndah and Innocent Maela who are also handy players to have around for set piece play.

The midfield base should be provided by Miguel Timm, who has impressed this term, and Goodman Mosele who appears to be benefitting from Riveiro’s instruction.

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