Starting XI: Sundowns v Celtic
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, 16 December 2017
Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic
Date: 16 December 2017
Venue: Loftus Stadium
Mamelodi Sundowns will look to extend their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership, when they host Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match at Loftus stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
Sundowns have put together a six-match unbeaten run, which has seem them take 16 points from a possible 18 to rise to the top of the standings.
The Tshwane side defeated Maritzburg United 1-0 on December 13, to claim a hat-trick of victories since a goalless draw at Chippa United in late November.
The Brazilians have lost three of their five home matches this season, but their last two turns as hosts has brought a full haul of six points, as their midweek win over United was preceded by a 4-0 thrashing of Baroka on December 5.
Celtic claimed their biggest win of the league season, when they thumped derby rivals Free State Stars 3-0 at home on December 10.
Phunya Sele Sele have claimed nine points from their six away matches this term, while their last completed game on the road was a 0-0 draw at Platinum Stars in November.
In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Celtic have met in 58 league matches since 1985. The Brazilians have claimed 29 wins compared to 13 for Phunya Sele Sele, while 16 matches have been drawn.
Here is how they line-up
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 3. Hachi, 6. Arendse, 27. Morena, 32. Madisha, 7. Manyisa, 8. Kekana, 13. Mabunda, 37. Sekotlong, 18. Zwane, 22. Tau.
Celtic: 30. Tignyemb, 3. Pfumbidzai, 22. Rikhotso, 27. Ndengane, 13. Letsoalo, 26. Lubisi, 33. Motshegwa, 35. Baloyi, 7. Hotto, 10. Mabena, 8. Phalane.