Teams: Orlando Pirates v Maritzburg United
Date: 01 December 2018
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Orlando Pirates will be out to maintain top position in the Absa Premiership when they host Maritzburg United on Saturday night at Orlando Stadium.
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The match will get underway at 20h15.
The all conquering Bucs are on high confidence after following up their 2-1 win over nemesis Kaizer Chiefs with a 5-1 thrashing of Light Stars FC of Seychelles in midweek in the CAF Champions League preliminary round first-leg encounter.
Milutin Sredojevic's charges are on a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions and nine games undefeated in the league after playing to a goalless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns on November 10 in a skirmish clash in Tshwane.
Meanwhile, the Team of Choice are struggling so far this season and have a relegation dog fight on their hands during this festive period.
Fadlu Davids' charges are a former of their shadow side of last season that finished in the top four and reached the final of the Nedbank Cup.
Maritzburg are currently on a five-match winless run after playing to a goalless draw with Chippa United at the end of October. Their last, first and only victory in the league this season was on 23 September beating Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 away.
The Durban-based side need to start converting their draws into wins as they are dangerously languishing second from bottom on the table with nine points from ten matches.
Here's how they line up:
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 33. Munetsi, 37. Mbekile, 23. Maela, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 46. Pule, 3. Lorch, 12. Shonga, 17. Mulenga
Subs: 16. Mabokgwane, 36. Da Silva, 18. Mobara, 29. Mako, 32. Mntamo, 15. Qalinge, 24. Kutumela.
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 36. Kunene, 25. Xulu, 2. Onyango, 23. De Reuck, 29. Mekoa, 11. Makaringe, 26. Shandu, 8. Ndlovu, 44. Zakri, 9. Fileccia.
Subs: 1. Mpandle, 4. Allie, 22. Mokate, 10. Atouba, 6. Sanoka, 7. Makgalwa, 17. Figariedo.