Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows will resume their Absa Premiership seasons and hope to hit the ground running when the two sides meet at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. The match kicks off at 19h30.
Both teams will surely want to go for maximum points, even though for different reasons. The Brazilians are placed second on the log with 31 points from 17 matches. The Dube Birds are placed 13th on the log with 19 points from 17 matches.
Last season it was during the second round of the season where Sundowns accelerated and went on to claim the 2013/14 Absa Premiership title. This year again Bafana Ba Style find themselves in a sort of similar position and will look to do as they did last season.
Three points for Sundowns will go a long way in reducing the gap opened by log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, while for Swallows it would take them closer to the top eight bracket.
Sundowns ended off 2014 with a 2-1 home win over Ajax Cape Town, extending their unbeaten league run to 13 matches.
The Tshwane side has claimed 15 points from eight home matches this season. The next three league opponents are AmaZulu, Bidvest Wits, Free State Stars (all away).
In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Swallows have met in 59 league matches since 1985. The Brazilians have claimed 30 wins compared to 13 for the Birds, while 16 matches have been drawn.
Sundowns have won 16 of their 28 home matches against Swallows, suffering seven defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season, the Brazilians claimed a 2-0 away win thanks to goals from Niang and Mahachi.