The DStv Premiership kicks off at 15.30 on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Loftus Versfeld where the log leaders will be hosting the Buccaneers.
The Chloorkop side has played 8 games with 5 wins and 3 draws while the Soweto giant has played a total of 7 games with 3 wins and 4 draws with the two giants yet to suffer defeat, we do expect an intense and tactical game tomorrow.
Both teams come off good results in continental competition, with the Brazilians returning from Botswana with a 2-0 win against Jwaneng Galaxy in the CAF Champions League. The Mighty Buccaneers, on the other hand, began their Confed Cup campaign with a hard-fought win against Angola’s Sagrada Esperança.
The absence of Zwane has been a big concern for Brazilians fans as he has scored seven goals in the league so far this season.
Despite the absence of some key players, co-coach Rhulani Mokwena remains confident that Sundowns will pitch up with a strong team at Loftus Stadium.
Orlando Pirates have had a slight upper hand in recent meetings between these two sides, claiming two victories in the last five encounters, with the rest ending deadlocked.
In their last 32 clashes, there has been very little to choose between these two sides, with Mamelodi Sundowns registering 12 wins to their rivals’ 10, while the other ten finished without a winner being determined.