Starting XI: Sundowns v Pirates

Absa Premiership

Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates

Date: 13 January 2018

Venue: Loftus Versfeld

Orlando Pirates will be looking for redemption against Mamelodi Sundowns when the two heavyweights clash in an Absa Premiership encounter at Loftus Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
 
 
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
 
Sundowns returned to winning ways when they came from behind to beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 on Tuesday evening to open a four-point gap at the top of the standings with 31 points from 16 games.
 
The Brazilians have dominated this fixture in recent years and will be wary of the Soweto giants who will come out with guns blazing.
 
However, Sundowns will be without the services of Khama Billiat, Thapelo Morena, Anele Ngcongca, Rivaldo Coetzee, Aubrey Ngoma and Cuthbert Malajila
 
Milutin Sredojevic's  started the year on a high note after dispatching Baroka FC 3-1 last weekend, scoring three goals in one match for the first time this season.
 
The Buccaneers will want to climb the standings on the table as they occupy sixth spot with 23 points from 16 games.
 
These two sides have already met on one occasion this season a  brace from Hlompho Kekana inspired the Brazilians to a 3-1 win at Orlando Stadium. 
 
 
Here's how they line up:

Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 32. Madisha, 16. Nascimento, 21. S.Zwane, 7. Manyisa, 8. Kekana, 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi, 18. T.Zwane, 22. Tau.

Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 6. Shitolo, 34. Nyauza, 23. Dube, 23. Maela, 45. Mobara, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 11. Memela, 24. Kutumela, 27. Shonga.