This is according to legendary midfielder Roger Feutmba, who believes the Brazilians are motivated ahead of this clash as they want to keep up with log leaders Bidvest Wits.
“Yeah, like I always say, Sundowns have too many challenges. It’s not easy for a club to play in many competitions such as the league and the Caf Champions League and still be expected to do well,” Feutmba told Goal.
“They have played two draws in their last two league games and they will want to redeem themselves against Cape Town City. It is important to win and I am confident they will win this one,” he said.
“They are one of the best teams in the country, to be honest, and they have enough material in their camp to compete and win the league. They have a chance and it will be an interesting game,” said the legend.
Although the two sides are set to meet for the first time in the league this season, the Citizens booted Pitso Mosimane's men out of the MTN8 and were crowned eventual champions at the beginning of the campaign.
However, Feutmba insists that the previous game is out of the window and football is not about revenge because to win the league Sundowns cannot afford to select matches.
“It’s not about revenge - that doesn’t work in football. Sundowns have the ambition to win trophies and they cannot afford to look at this match alone,” he continued.
“They have to consider all their games and give their best. You cannot win the league if you look at one or two games and this will be a good game because both coaches believe in playing football,” said the former league winner.
“It will definitely be one of the most interesting games in the league because both teams believe in attacking football, and what I have seen of City, they will not sit back,” he predicted.
“That will make things easy for Sundowns because they become frustrated when teams come to Tshwane to sit back and park the bus,” added Feutmba.
“Moreover, the fact that Sundowns are taking a little break in their continental campaign, I think that will benefit the team because some players will get a rest and recover,” responded the former Rothmans Cup winner.
“It’s also an opportunity to collect maximum points as much as they can because the Caf Champions League will definitely take its toll on them. I am sure they will win and go top. We know once they sit there they will not drop back,” he concluded.