Kaizer Chiefs will be targeting their third win on the trot when they visit Elgeco Plus in the return leg of the Caf Confederation Cup first-round on Saturday.
Amakhosi head into the encounter with a healthy 3-0 win from the first leg, meaning their chances of advancing to the next round look good.
Elgeco Plus need to win by the same scoreline to at least force the game to be decided on penalties, but should Chiefs score in Madagascar, then they will be home and dry.
Ernst Middendorp's tenure has been something of a fairytale with Chiefs seemingly back to their best.
Should he win this encounter, then this would be the perfect way to end the year for Amakhosi.
|Game||Elgeco Plus v Kaizer Chiefs|
|Date||Saturday, December 22|
|Time||13:30 SA Time|
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Amakhosi have been facing some defensive headaches in recent times, especially with both Erick Mathoho and Ramahlwe Mphahlele out injured.
However, Middendorp has preferred Daniel Cardoso on the right-hand side since Kgotso Moleko wasn't registered for this competition.
Khama Billiat will also miss the encounter with a hip problem after being given a two-week off in order to recover.
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Virgil Vries, Bruce Bvuma
Defenders : Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Siyabonga Ngezana, Erick Mathoho, Daniel Cardoso, Teenage Hadebe, Mario Booysen, Godfrey Walusimbi, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
Midfielders : Dumisani Zuma, Willard Katsande, George Maluleka, Siphelele Ntshangase, Dax Andrianarimanana, Hendrick Ekstein, Lebogang Manyama, Kabelo Mahlasela, Philani Zulu, Khama Billiat
Strikers : Leonardo Castro, Bernard Parker, Ryan Moon
Potential Chiefs XI: Vries, Cardoso, Walusimbi, Booysen, Hadebe, Maluleka, Ntshangase, Parker, Manyama, Zuma, Castro .
Chiefs have scored eight goals and conceded two in their first three matches in the competition.
They didn't concede in their previous two competitive matches, something which Middendorp would look to keep intact.
As things stand, Elgeco Plus, who are campaigning in the competition for the second time, appear to be dead and buried.
However, they cannot be ruled out altogether simply because they're playing in front of their home fans.
Chiefs are the second South African team to face Elgeco Plus after SuperSport United.
Matsatsantsa beat the Madagascan team 2-1 away from home.