Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu
Orlando Pirates will know they cannot afford any slip ups when they host AmaZulu FC in an Absa Premiership clash at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.
The Buccaneers' 15-match unbeaten run finally came to an end when they lost 1-0 at SuperSport United earlier this week.
That result saw them drop four points behind league leaders Bidvest Wits and two points behind second-placed Sundowns, who still have two games in hand.
Coach Milutin Sredojevic will be desperate to get Pirates back on track immediately, and will definitely be targeting all three points at home against AmaZulu.
"We lost the game (against SuperSport United), which is a setback for us, but now the masterpiece is in how we pull ourselves up," said Sredojevic.
"Forgetting this match and thinking about AmaZulu on Saturday.”
The going might not be all that easy against Usuthu, however, who find themselves in a good space after successive Premiership victories over Sundowns and Cape Town City.
The City victory lifted them to 11th in the table and just two points behind ninth-placed Highlands Park, and Amazulu might just be heading to Soweto quietly confident.
“We just need to keep fighting and try to remain as consistent as possible,” said Usuthu defender Tapelo Nyongo.
“There is not much room left for errors, teams behind us are also picking up points. We have to keep working hard."
In the last five meetings between the two teams, Pirates have won two with the other three ending in draws.