The race for the DStv Premiership title continues this weekend with runaway log-leaders Mamelodi Sundowns up against bitter rivals and struggling Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus on Sunday in what is without doubt the match of this round of fixtures.
Sundowns go into this clash looking for all the three points to increase their lead at the top of the table over second-placed Golden Arrows and third-placed AmaZulu while at the same time wanting to stretch their unbeaten league record to 22 games.
In Chiefs, the Brazilains are up against a team that is going through a poor run of form in the league but has the ability to rise to the occasion in this high profile match against their rivals where three points and bragging rights will be on offer.
Eyes will also be on surprise pacesetters Golden Arrows and AmaZulu to see if they will continue with their good form and continue to keep tabs on Sundowns who have opened a lead of six points with have two games in hand.
Maritzburg United vs Baroka
Maritzburg have blown hot and cold this season and their inconsistent run have left them troubled in the relegation zone throughout the season.
After 21 matches, they sitting fourth from the bottom but they have a chance to solidify that position with three points against Baroka who have also encountered problems of inconsistency during the campaign.
Baroka, who go into this game on the back of a morale boosting away win over troubled Chippa United, are looking to maintain their place in the top eight bracket with what will be their second win in succession in Pietermaritzburg.
Pick: Maritzburg Wins at 1.30 at BetXChange
Stellenbosch vs Bloemfontein Celtic
Without a win in their last five matches, Stellenbosch will be under tremendous pressure to register all the three points when they take on equally inconsistent Bloemfontein Celtic whose recent record also doesn’t make for good reading.
Stellenbosch have managed three draws and two losses over their last five matches and they need a good run of results in the coming matches to stay clear of the relegation zone while Celtic have one win and four draws in the same period.
Pick: Stellenbosch Wins at 1.52 at BetXChange
Black Leopards vs SuperSport United
This is a match between two teams that are currently struggling for results and they desperately need a win to improve their positions on the log standings.
Bottom of the log Leopards, who are winless in their last five matches following three losses and two draws, need the three points to close the gap on second from the bottom Chippa United while wants to move back into the top three.
Pick: SuperSport Wins at 1.11 at BetXChange
Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
This is the original Soweto Derby.
One of the biggest games of this round sees Pirates making the short trip from Orlando to Dobsonville in Soweto looking for their second win on the trot after beating Maritzburg United last weekend.
On the other hand, Swallows means business as they are rebuilding their campaign following a string of poor results saw them drop out of the Caf Champions League and Confederaton Cup places over the past few weeks
Pick: Pirates Wins at 1.23 at BetXChange
AmaZulu vs TS Galaxy
The form team of the moment Usuthu was held to a goalless draw by Mamelodi Sundowns at home at the weekend to bring to an end what was a dream run of five wins that pushed them to second spot last weekend.
They will be looking to continue keeping tabs on Sundowns in the top half of the table but their mission is not going to be an easy one as TS Galaxy are under pressure following three successive defeats at the hands of Maritzburg United, Bloemfontein Celtic and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).
Pick: AmaZulu Wins at 1.10 at BetXChange
Cape Town City vs Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM)
It goes without saying that Cape Town City are high on confidence after two successive wins that includes the huge scalp of floundering Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Wednesday.
A win over struggling TTM this weekend and defeat for SuperSport United in their match against Black Leopards will see the Capetonians move into the sixth spot on the log.
To get three points is not going to be easy against TTM who are on a two match winning streak in all competitions following wins over TS Galaxy in the league and Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup.
Pick: Cape Town City Wins at 1.12 at BetXChange
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs
This is undoubtedly the match of the weekend where the Brazilians are targeting to increase their lead at the top of the pile while high on the agenda of Amakhosi will be to return back to winning ways.
Sundowns were held to a 0-0 draw by AmaZulu in their last league game on Wednesday but they still have a six points lead at the top of the log while Chiefs are struggling on eleventh position and they may drop to twelfth by the end of this weekend.
Pick: Sundowns Wins at 0.64 at BetXChange