Chippa have had their share of moments to smile about against Pirates, those have been hard to come by in recent years.
The Chilli Boys’ last win against the Buccaneers came in May 2016 and, since then, it has been one way traffic in favour of the Soweto Giants.
The last eight fixtures between the two teams have all been won by Wednesday’s hosts, who have 10 out of 14 league clashes against their rivals from Nelson Mandela Bay.
Since Carelse’s strike in Soweto – which was the first goal scored in an Orlando Pirates vs Chippa United fixture – 35 goals have been netted by the two sides.
The Buccaneers have a comfortable lead in that regard, with 23 goals to Chippa’s 12.
Leading the goal-scoring stakes is former Bucs midfielder Mpho Makola with three goals in the fixture, followed by Justin Shonga, Tshegofatso Mabasa and Gabadinho Mhango, who each have two apiece.
Wednesday’s match will kick off at 19:30 and air on DStv Channel 202. No spectators allowed at the venue as per Covid-19 prevention protocols.