Starting XI: P Stars v Pirates
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Platinum Stars v Orlando Pirates 27 January 2018
Teams: Platinum Stars v Orlando Pirates
Date: 27 January 2018
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Orlando Pirates will be looking to pile more misery on Platinum Stars, when the two sides meet in the Absa Premiership at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Buccaneers are struggling for consistency in the new year and will be hoping to consolidate their position on the log. The Soweto giants lie sixth on the log with 27 points from 18 matches.
Milutin Sredojevic's charges opened the new year with two consecutive victories, but drew 1-1 with Polokwane City last weekend.
In contrast, Dikwena's woes are continuing to deepen with news of a club sale adding to their misfortunes on the field.
The Phokeng-based side have lost all their three games in the new year, the latest being a 3-0 defeat to leaders Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend.
As a result, they find themselves at the bottom of the log with 15 points from 18 matches.
Roger De Sa's troops can be motivated by the fact that they held the Buccaneers to a 1-1 draw in the first round clash back in October at Orlando Stadium.
Here's how they line up:
Stars: 35. Visser, 18. De Jongh, 6/ Sithole, 25. Mthethwa, 20. Mpeta, 2. Mere, 41. Mekoa, 43. Rambuwane, 22. Ng'ambi, 15. Msomi, 17. Ntuli.
Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 6. Shitolo, 34, Nyauza, 28. Dube, 23. Maela, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 26. Norodien, 11. Memela, 3. Lorch, 27. Shonga.