Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are both in action and face tricky midweek fixtures as they look to make up ground on the PSL frontrunners.
Pirates host TS Galaxy at 5pm with Chiefs entertaining Baroka at the same time.
The Buccaneers ended a two-game winless run thanks to a solo Deon Hotto goal against Maritzburg United. The win lifted them to fifth on the table and now six points behind Sundowns, Swallows and SuperSport.
“It is always important we have to win. Previously, we had good games but not good results,” coach Josef Zinnbauer said after the win.
“We were casual in some games but now we were strong, we fought for the ball. I have to say that we played with two young players, Sam and Tshobeni and they made a top game and I was happy with their performance, and we would like to see what will happen in the next match.”
TS Galaxy will arrive with some confidence after they edged Chippa United 1-0. They will start in 13th place and with a tremendous amount of work to do to get themselves out of the relegation scrap.
They must neutralise the threat of Thembinkosi Lorch. The centurion issued an ominious statement after his 100th appearance in the black and white.
“With the team, I obviously want to win more trophies. Also, I would like to be Footballer of the Season [again]. That was a good experience for me, personally. I think it is possible to do it again.”
Suggested bet: Orlando Pirates to win 2-0 at 6.00
Chiefs will start their midweek fixture in seventh place and with a head of steam that includes three wins in a row and their latest result, a goalless draw against the ever-impressive and ever-improving Stellenbosch outfit.
This match will help Amakhosi exact some revenge after Baroka played their part in denying Chiefs a much-expected league win.
Defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele is expected back but Bernard Parker remains suspended for Chiefs.
Overall, the hosts should have too much in the tank for the struggling visitors; they have lost three of their last four matches.
Suggested bet: First half 1-0 to Chiefs at 3.50