With the international break now over, most teams will be switching their attention back to domestic football with the return of their influential stars.
The Telkom Knockout will be in full swing tomorrow with SuperSport United hosting Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs entertaining Platinum Stars.
Tottenham Hotspur will look to bounce back when they welcome Manchester City at White Hart Lane. Both teams suffered respective 1-0 defeats in their last outings.
In the Merseyside derby, Liverpool are set to continue their impressive form against Everton and Arsenal are out to extend their lead at the top of the table with the arrival of third-placed Southampton.
Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich travel to Westfalenstadion for a top-of-the-table clash with Borussia Dortmund.
If you are a betting person, here are tips ahead of the fixtures brought to you by Soccer 6 and guest predictor, former SuperSport United striker Glen Salmon.
SUPERSPORT UNITED V ORLANDO PIRATES
League position: United 2nd and Pirates 16th
Useful facts: In what could be the game of the day in South Africa, Cavin Johnson’s impressive SuperSport side take on Pirates at home in the Telkom Knockout. After their heroic feats in the Caf Champions League, Bucs will no doubt want to continue their impressive run of form.
Glen Salmon: I fancy a Pirates win.
KAIZER CHIEFS V PLATINUM STARS
League position: Chiefs 6th and Stars 3rd
Useful facts: In another fascinating Telkom Knockout encounter on Saturday, Chiefs take on Stars at the FNB Stadium. After an up-and-down start to the new campaign, the Glamour Boys will be determined to get a result. However, Stars will also be more than up for the fight.
Glen Salmon: Chiefs win.
MANCHESTER CITY V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
League position: Manchester City 8th and Spurs 7th
Useful facts: City have a very convincing record at home and score plenty of goals as well. This means visiting Spurs will be up against it when they come to the City of Manchester Stadium. The Lilywhites aren’t scoring many goals and ought to be underdogs in this clash.
Glen Salmon: Yho, I have to say a City win.
EVERTON V LIVERPOOL
League position: Everton 6th and Liverpool 2nd
Useful facts: In this hotly-anticipated Merseyside derby, Everton face fierce rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park. Everton are playing some attractive football at times and are keeping things tight at the back. Meanwhile, the Reds are scoring goals for fun and could be title contenders this season. This could be a cracking affair on Saturday.
Glen Salmon: I’ll go for a Liverpool victory.
ARSENAL V SOUTHAMPTON
League position: Arsenal 1st and Southampton 3rd
Useful facts: Southampton appear to be having something of an out-of-body experience as their excellent run in the English Premiership shows no signs of slowing down. However, Arsenal look to be the real deal this season and the Gunners may want to bring the Saints crashing down to earth. Nonetheless, this could be a cracking affair in London.
Glen Salmon: Arsenal win at home.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND V BAYERN MUNICH
League position: Borussia 2nd and Bayern 1st
Useful facts: In this Bundesliga top of the table clash, Borussia Dortmund take on Bayern at home. The Black and Yellows will want to bounce back after losing their last two matches. However, FC Hollywood aren’t the champions of Europe for nothing and will come at Dortmund with pace and purpose.
Glen Salmon: Let’s go for a draw.