The numbers ahead of top of the table clash between Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates


Pirates and Sundowns earlier this week clashed in a highly anticipated affair as the two title favourites, and the margins were so close that the scoreline failed to separate them.

Ahead of this weekend’s fixture at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday afternoon, takes a look at the goal statistics of The Clever Boys in comparison to that of The Buccaneers, to see who holds the edge.

In terms of goals scored this season, Wits edge ahead with 36 from 24 league matches compared to Pirates’ 33 from the same number of games.

A closer look at the timing of their goals across these matches reveals that both sides have scored five goals apiece in the opening 15-minute period, while the Milpark-based outfit also lead with 20 goals scored in the first half compared to the Soweto side’s 18.

However, Bucs are more likely to gnaw their way back into the tie as they lead the statistics between them in as far as goals scored in the final 15 minutes of the match goes, with nine compared to Wits’ six.