Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 27/05/2022

**These odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**

Royal AM and Orland Pirates will lock horns in the DStv Premiership this Friday, 27th May 2022. The hosts are wary of a poor run of form ahead of this fixture while Orland Pirates has had a fairly good run in the league in the last five assignments. Find out more about the game, including how we expect the teams to perform in this preview.

Royal AM vs Orland Pirates Free Predictions and Betting Tips

Royal AM hosts in the DStv Premiership for the first time since November 2020 in a game they lost 2-1 to the visitors. These teams last locked horns in October 2021 in a game that ended 1-1. We have the best two predictions for the first meeting in 2022 between Royal AM and Orlando Pirates as follows:

Orlando Pirates to win the game 37/25 (2.48)

We expect Orlando to beat the Real Kings in this duel. While the head coaches of these teams have drawn in the only three encounters between them, Orlando Pirates have never lost to the hosts in the last 7 duels and only once in the last 12 games. Also taking into consideration how both teams have fared recently, the hosts have suffered some massive beatings in their last four outings. The Real Kings were defeated thrice in the last four games and settled for a 2-2 draw in the other. They leaked 8 goals or an average of 2.00 goals in the last four. On the other hand, Orlando Pirates won two and lost two of the last four games in all competitions. The visitors kept one clean sheet and conceded three goals in their last four outings hence are better defensive ahead of this trip.

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Under 2.5 goals to be scored (1.48)

This fixture has had 6 draws in the last 10 encounters. Interestingly, 7 of the last 20 meetings didn’t have more than two goals. A draw of 1-1 was recorded within that time and four games had fewer than two goals. It seems there is some level of familiarity between these teams regardless of their current form, so a tough duel should yield Under 2.5 goals in this first encounter of the year 2022 between Real Kings and Orlando Pirates.

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Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates DStv Premiership Fixture Odds, H2H and Form

For the best odds for Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates, team form and H2H information, see the tables below.

Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates DStv Premiership Preview and Match Analysis

This fixture between Royal AM and Orlando Pirates will be between two nearly extreme opposites. While the hosts haven’t won in their last five league games after bagging three draws and two losses, Orlando Pirates have two wins, two draws and one loss in as many past assignments.

The visitors have mostly been engaged in the CAF Confederations games. But after getting knocked out, they came back stronger to win 4-1 against Maritzburg in the last league assignment a few days ago. Orlando mostly boasts of a strong defence that earned them three clean sheets in the last five games. It is, however, a different picture for the hosts who have only one clean sheet in the last five games.

Defensive concerns on the home side are a worry for head coach, John Maduka. Expectedly, this will be a battle between the head coaches of both teams because after three meetings, none has emerged victorious given that all the duels ended draw.

Moreover, the hosts leaked five goals in their last two premiership games while Orland Pirates conceded only two goals in as many league games. Historically, Orlando has been the favourite side, so we expect them to keep that domination going.

Note that Royal AM head coach, John Maduka, boasts only an average of 1.37 points after 81 games in charge. It is a sharp contrast to Orlando’s tactician, Mandla Ncikazi, who averages 1.65 points after 40 games.

Frequently Asked Questions

Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates

When will Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates match take place?

Chatsworth Stadium in Chatsworth, South Africa

What time will the match kick off?

Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates will start at 20:30 GMT +3

Which team dominated the last 20 duels?

Orlando Pirates has 9W while Royal AM has 5W in the last 20 meetings. Six games were drawn.