Mamelodi Sundowns will be out to make it four wins in succession, keep another clean sheet and extend their lead at the top of the DStv Premiership standings when they host misfiring Swallows at Loftus on Sunday.
Other interesting matches of round five takes place in Durban with stuttering Kaizer Chiefs travelling to improving AmaZulu at Kings Park Stadium on Saturday where both teams will be going all out for maximum points.
On Sunday at Chatsworth Stadium, one of the league’s current form teams Royal AM, who are on an impressive three match winning streak, will be involved in the KwaZulu-Natal derby against struggling Maritzburg United.
It also remains to be seen is the Swallows and Marumo Gallants, the only two teams yet to register a win this season, will finally claim their first three points of the campaign against Sundowns and Golden Arrows respectively.
AmaZulu VS Kaizer Chiefs
After a frustrating start to the season where they drew three and lost one of their first four matches, Usuthu got their campaign back on track with a win over Baroka last weekend and coach Benni McCarthy wants them to keep the momentum against Kaizer Chiefs who have one win from their five matches.
Pick: Chiefs Wins by 1.76 at BetXChange
Chippa United VS SuperSport United
Smart money is definitely be on unbeaten SuperSport United who are sitting second spot on the log with eleven points from four matches and have won their last two matches against battling Chippa United who have lost their last three matches.
Pick: SuperSport Wins by 1.63 at BetXChange
TS Galaxy VS Sekhukhune United
Five games without a win has led to TS Galaxy sacking coach Owen Da Gama earlier in the week and on Friday they replaced him with little-known German Sead Ramović. Ramović will not be on the bench in this match against rookies Sekhukhune United but his arrival is likely to spark some life into the players who will be looking to impress him.
Pick: TS Galaxy Wins by 1.10 at BetXChange
Baroka VS Stellenbosch
Stellies are definitely the surprise team among the early pacesetters as they are occupying third spot after five matches and it appears that coach Steve Barker and his men have put behind their troubles of last season where they battled relegation. They will have to be at their best against Baroka who will be enjoying the comfort of Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Pick: Baroka Wins by 1.74 at BetXChange
Cape Town City VS Orlando Pirates
After two opening draws, Orlando Pirates pulled themselves back with two wins in a row but they were brought down to earth by Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend and it does not get an easier against Cape Town City who will be on a high after they demolished Swallows in the MTN8 on Wednesday.
Pick: Pirates Wins by 1.09 at BetXChange
Golden Arrows VS Marumo Gallants
Together with TS Galaxy, Marumo Gallants is the other team that is yet to win a match this season and standing in their way of achieving that mission is inconsistent Golden Arrows who have drawn their last three matches.
Pick: Arrows Wins by 1.17 at BetXChange
Royal AM VS Maritzburg United
After losing their opening two matches, rookies Royal AM rebounded in fine style by winning three matches on the spin and they will be looking to make it four out of four when they host Maritzburg United in the KwaZulu-Natal derby at Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday.
Pick: Royal AM Wins by 1.47 at BetXChange
Mamelodi Sundowns VS Swallows
Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns goes into this match with a highly impressive defensive record as they have not conceded a goal after five matches and they will fancy their chances keeping another clean sheet against Swallows who have only scored one goal in five starts.
Pick: Sundowns Wins by 0.84 at BetXChange