The Buccaneers extended their unbeaten run to five matches in the league when they secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over PSL title contenders Bidvest Wits away over the weekend.
The victory took Pirates to the top of the league standings, but they are only ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns on goal difference.
|Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards|
|Date||Wednesday, April 10|
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Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic knows that his side has been presented with an opportunity to open a gap at the top of the standings and put pressure back on Sundowns, and other title contenders.
A victory over Lidoda Duvha would see the Soweto giants move three points clear of their closest rivals with this being the only PSL fixture in midweek.
The Serbian tactician will welcome back his star forward Thembinkosi Lorch, who missed Bucs' encounter against third-placed Wits due to suspension.
However, the four-time PSL champions will be without defender Alfred Ndengane and striker Augustine Mulenga, who are set to serve their respective suspensions against Leopards.
Meanwhile, Leopards saw their three-match unbeaten run in the league come to an end when they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat against their Limpopo rivals Polokwane City away on Sunday.
The defeat saw Lidoda Duvha remain 12th on the league standings - a point above the relegation play-off spot which is currently occupied by Free State Stars.
Dylan Kerr, whose side has two matches in hand, will be desperate for a victory which would move Leopards further away from the relegation zone.
The English trainer's team selection has been boosted by the return of midfielder Khuliso Mudau and defender Kgomotso Masia, who served their suspensions against Polokwane City.
In-form Zambian striker Mwape Musonda, who extended his lead at the top of the league's scoring charts to 13 goals when he netted against Polokwane City, will be hoping to haunt his former side.
In head-to-head stats since 2001, Leopards and Pirates have clashed in 19 league matches.
The Buccaneers have recorded 15 wins compared to just one for Leopards, while three games have been drawn.
Pirates secured a 2-1 win over Leopards in the first round clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium earlier this season.