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Defender set to face Greek league leaders Olympiakos in top-of-the-table clash

Bongani Khumalo faces the biggest match of his stay in Greece so far when PAOK take on Olympiakos on Sunday.

It is a top-of-the-table with PAOK trailing their rivals by eight points going into the fixture. Khumalo has been a hit since joining the Greeks on loan from Tottenham Hotspur for the season, but will now get a taste of a feisty nature of football in the Mediterranean country.

Ayanda Patosi and his Lokeren side will look to keep the heat on leaders Anderlecht when they travel to Mons in the Belgian league on Saturday night. Lokeren currently trail Anderlecht by four points, but are arguably the form side in Belgium.

Darren Keet has been brilliant for Kortrijk this season and saved a penalty against Anderlecht last weekend, though his side still lost 1-0. He will be in action against second-bottom Cercle Brugge.

Anele Ngcongca and his Genk side have fallen six points back, so must get a win at home to OH Leuven on Sunday.

English Championship leaders Crystal Palace travel to Leeds United and Kagisho Dikgacoi will be hopeful of continuing his excellent form for The Eagles. He has been a mainstay of their midfield this campaign and has managed to chip in with five goals too.

Davide Somma is back in light training for Leeds, but will not feature in this game, while Kgosi Ntlhe remains sidelines for Peterborough United with an ankle injury.

Steven Pienaar is likely to play for Everton as they host Norwich City in the Premiership, with Andrew Surman a possible opponent, though he has been missing for the last few games having fallen out of favour with coach Chris Hughton.

Feyenoord said this week that they were willing to sell midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo in January, meaning he is unlikely to feature in Sunday’s visit to AZ Alkmaar.

Defender Siyanda Xulu should retain his place in the Rostov side when they entertain bottom side Mordovia Saransk in the Russian Premier League on Friday. A win for Rostov would see them move five points clear of the relegation zone.