With champions Mamelodi Sundowns gaining momentum, and cracks beginning to appear for league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, the Fan Park crew will take a look at a few aspects where Downs are superior to Chiefs.
The Brazilians boast the bigger squad by far, in terms of quality in depth. For example, for the last couple of fixtures, coach Pitso Mosimane could afford to drop Hlompho Kekana, with Bongani Zungu replacing the hard man with great effect. Would coach Stuart Baxter be brave enough to drop his hard man, Willard Katsande, for two games in succession - and have the same confidence in the player coming in to do the job just? Unlikely.
In A Better State Psychologically
Having surrendered their 19 match unbeaten streak recently, the Chiefs players and staff may need to regroup and get back to winning ways. Downs will no doubt be in high spirits following their impressive form, and will do everything in their power to pile the pressure on Chiefs.
League Triumph Still Fresh In Their Minds
The current group of Sundowns players know what it takes to win the Absa Premiership trophy in this fashion. Chasing the title last season, Downs hit top form at the right time, and this time it could well happen again.
What other advantages do Downs have over Chiefs at this moment in time?