SuperSport United welcome Orlando Pirates to Mbombela Stadium for their Absa Premiership encounter on Wednesday evening, as they go in search of their first maximum points of the new campaign.
Matsatsantsa a Pitori opened their new campaign with a very tough clash against defending PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns, going down 2-0 at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Kaitano Tembo has already been dealt a huge blow with news that influential player Aubrey Modiba will miss the clash against the Buccaneers after suffering a hamstring injury in their defeat to Masandawana. The 24-year-old has now been ruled out of competitive action for two weeks.
On the contrary, Bucs opened their league campaign in fine style, putting Bloemfontein Celtic to the sword with a 3-1 victory, courtesy of strikes from Augustine Mulenga, Innocent Maela and Gabadinho Mhango.
The Sea Robbers are likely to face Matsatsantsa without star-player Thembinkosi Lorch who has missed the team’s last two matches.
Lorch was reportedly snubbed due to a late fitness test he failed, however the rumour mill continues to spiral regarding a possible overseas move.
The last time the two teams met early this year, Matsatsantsa bagged three points in a 1-0 victory.
Overall, both teams have played 43 times with SuperSport winning 18, drawing 12 and losing 13, while Bucs have won 13, with 12 ending in stalemates and 18 ending in losses.
The match gets underway at 19:30.