Matsatsantsa are brimming with confidence after securing their second successive league win when they defeated Lamontville Golden Arrows 3-2 away over a week ago.
The victory took the Tshwane giants to sixth place on the league standings, but they are only a point above eighth-placed Polokwane City.
|SuperSport United vs. Orlando Pirates|
|Date||Wednesday, February 20|
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Zimbabwean coach Kaitano Tembo will be keen to mastermind a win over Pirates which would see his side cement its place in the top eight.
However, the three-time PSL champions will have to do without their influential midfielder Teboho Mokoena, who is expected to serve his suspension against Bucs.
The 22-year-old player is most likely to be replaced by veteran midfield maestro Reneilwe Letsholonyane in the starting line-up.
Meanwhile, Pirates are wounded after succumbing to a 2-0 defeat to Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis in the Caf Champions League Group B game which was played in Tunis last week.
However, the Buccaneers are still enjoying a 15-match unbeaten run in the PSL having drawn 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs away in their last match in the competition over a week ago.
The draw saw the Soweto giants remain third on the league standings and they are now two points behind second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who drew with Polokwane City on Tuesday.
Serbian tactician Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic will be eager to lead Pirates to a victory over SuperSport would move his side to second spot and cut log leaders, Bidvest Wits to one point.
The four-time PSL champions do not have any suspension concerns which will definitely boost Micho's team selection.
Justin Shonga, who started from the bench against Esperance, is expected to return to starting line-up as Bucs look to bounce back to winning ways in Nelspruit.
In head-to-head stats since 1990, Pirates and SuperSport have clashed in 55 league matches.
Bucs have dominated this fixture recording 23 wins compared to 17 victories for Matsatsantsa, while 15 matches have been drawn.
Pirates secured a 3-1 win over SuperSport at the Orlando Stadium in the first round clash earlier this season.