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Mamelodi Sundowns must avoid defeat in their Tshwane Derby clash if they want to stay on top of the PSL table.

Without a doubt, the league’s best side against arguably their biggest rivals to end their domestic domination is the key match in South Africa this weekend.

The pair face off at the Lucas Moripe Stadium at 3pm. Sundowns will start on 24 points from 10 games, just two ahead of Tembo Kaitano’s Matsatsantsa.

“We have to try and dig deep in the derby. We are playing a well-rested team. We will be ready to try and win the derby. The players do not need any motivation for the derby,” said Kaitano.

The SuperSport United mentor’s big advantage will be the form of Bradley Grobler, who broke his club’s long-time goal scoring record in the 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling. When I was six goals away from breaking the record, it seemed too far away. The club stuck with me through thick and thin. They were there for me when I was injured, and it is my way of saying thank you to them,” said a delighted Grobler.

Grobler starts two goals clear of Sundowns’ playmaker Themba Zwane, himself in blistering form, at the top of the PSL scoring charts.

Last season, it was Sundowns who dominated the derby with a double over SuperSport. They won 2-1 on the road and 2-0 at home.

Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 1.83

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