Sundowns will be looking to end their six-game winless streak against Platinum Stars when the two teams clash at the Loftus Stadium on Wednesday night
Moon, Schut, Arendse, Langerman
Modise, Zungu, Kekana, Laffor
Mere, Gumede, Mhlongo, Ngwepe
Msomi, Mbatha, Ng'ambi, Tshabalala
Dikwena have enjoyed a fine run in the MTN 8 so far, and they will be looking to put their previous league result behind them.
Sundowns started the season with a bang down in Bloemfontein, but they certainly won’t have it easy against the highly motivated Rustenburg-based side.
It will be quite fascinating to see who Pitso Mosimane starts with against Platinum Stars, as he has made more than 15 new acquisitions.
However, Mosimane is expected to keep the bulk of players who started against Bloemfontein Celtic in their opening league game.
The likes of Teko Modise, Bongani Zungu and Cuthbert Malajila did enough to crack it in the starting line-up, but they will be up against the likes of Mogakolodi Ngele, Sibusiso Msomi and Siphelele Mthembu who have all done well for Dikwena.
Khama Billiat is expected to make his Sundowns debut against Dikwena although he could be introduced as an impact player.
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Mamelodi Sundowns have never had it easy against Stars with their last win dating back in 2010.
Dikwena have not lost against Sundowns in their previous six meetings with Stars recording three wins while the other three were drawn.
In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Stars have met 22 times since 2004, with Sundowns winning only seven compared to Dikwena’s nine while six matches have ended in draws.