Mamelodi Sundowns have an opportunity to join Kaizer Chiefs at the top of the Absa Premiership standings on Sunday but to do so, they will need to beat Amatuks in a local derby encounter at Loftus.
Despite missing a whole host of players through injury in recent weeks, Sundowns are refusing to throw in the towel in the title race. They will kick off here three points behind league leaders Kaizer Chiefs and Downs have played one game more but the top two still have meet early next month and Sundowns are in good form. A very decent performance brought a 3-1 win at Platinum Stars in midweek, a fourth straight three point haul for Sundowns. Three of those four wins came away from home and Downs now return to Loftus for the first of seven remaining league games. The treatment room is gradually emptying out though whether Pitso Mosimane will opt to change things given his side are on a roll remains to be seen.
Amatuks are in their best form of the season, unbeaten in their last five league outings with three wins and two draws. Their two most recent league games both finished without a goal, away at Ajax and at home to Wits. Amatuks failed to score in their first nine road trips before a 4-2 win at bottom of the table Golden Arrows broke the shackles. Normal service was resumed when they failed to score with the 0-0 draw at Ajax but it was a still a useful point and the recent unbeaten run has seen any lingering fears of relegation all but eliminated.