Attacking midfielder, Thabo Nodada spent much of last season on the sidelines after suffering a devastating injury but he is back displaying the form which saw him earn a Bafana call-up late last year.
Another Cape Town City player likely to cause trouble is an ex-Buccaneer Kermit Erasmus, who has started the season in amongst the early pacesetters for the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot, with three goals to his name scored so far.
Despite the visitors being relatively new to the top-flight, Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City has delivered some fierce and tightly contested battles over the years.
So far, no side has had the overall ascendancy in their previous twelve league matches played. Pirates and City both have registered three wins apiece, while the remaining six games have ended in stalemates.
A total of 29 goals have been scored to date with Pirates netting 15 and City 14 times. Interestingly, only one game in the five years of this clash has ever ended in a goalless stalemate and that was back in 2016.