Starting XI: FS Stars v Pirates
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates 16 December 2017
Teams: Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates
Date: 16 December 2017
Venue: Goble Park
Luc Eymael's Free State Stars welcome Orlando Pirates to the Goble Park, in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday afternoon.
Ea Lla Koto bounced back from their derby loss with an impressive 1-0 victory over SuperSport United, which will have given the men from Bethlehem some much needed confidence.
Patrick Phungwayo will miss out on an opportunity to face his former team, after he received a red card in the midweek clash against SuperSport.
The Buccaneers have been struggling to find goal scoring form and will be hoping to do better than their 1-1 draw against AmaZulu in their last encounter.
Despite their lack of goals, Pirates are third on the log standings, five points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
While Stars look to get a winning momentum going, Pirates will be looking to bounce back to winning ways and put pressure on the league's front runners.
Here's how they line up:
Stars: 23. Sangare, 2. Mobbie, 22. Keita, 6. Teyise, 4. Makhaula, 18. Potsane, 5. Masehe, 50. Vilakazi, 11. Jantjie, 26. Dlamini, 21. Mthembu.
Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 19. Chabalala, 6. Shitolo, 34. Nyauza, 8. Matlaba, 45. Mobara, 14. Nyatama, 11. Memela, 5. Makola, 24. Kutumela, 27. Shonga.