Starting XI: FS Stars v Maritzburg
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Free State Stars v Maritzburg United 20 January 2018
Teams: Free State Stars v Maritzburg United
Date: 20 January 2018
Venue: Goble Park
In-form Free State Stars will be tested yet again when they host Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership clash at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
Ea Lla Koto have surpassed expectations under Belgian coach Luc Eymael this term, as their form towards the end of 2017 continued into the new year.
The Bethlehem-based side have won four-matches in a row, with their latest scalp being a 1-0 win over Cape Town City last weekend at Goble Park.
Stars are the second side this season after Mamelodi Sundowns, to win four consecutive matches and will become the first team to win five league games in a row if they beat the Team of Choice this afternoon.
Eymael's charges are sitting pretty on second position on the log with 28 points from 17 matches. They are only three points adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Team of Choice, meanwhile, could not combine such consistency after catching form to go three matches unbeaten.
However, Fadlu Davids' troops were humbled 1-0 by SuperSport United on Wednesday evening.
United currently lie seventh on the table with 24 points from 17 matches.
Ea Lla Koto won the corresponding fixture in the first round 1-0 earlier in the season.
Here's how they line up:
Stars: 23. Sangare, 5. Masehe, 2. Mobbie, 22. Keita, 20. Mashego, 6. Teyise, 4. Makhaula, 27. Tchilimbou, 13. Maphakisa, 11. Jantjie, 21. Mthembu.
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 3. Sanoka, 2. Onyango, 16. Fransman, 25. Xulu, 13. Makaringe, 15. Maboe, 29. Mekoa, 8. Ndlovu, 19. Rusike , 9. Fillecia.