It's still early days in the PSL campaign, but this is already shaping into a potential title decider.
Bucs are on top of the table, five points ahead of Masandawana but the latter have three games in hand. That won't necessarily equate into the required points to overtake Pirates.
If either team can win this game it will already place tremendous pressure on the losers. Sundowns may find it difficult to catch-up. If the Brazilians win this game, they will have a much easier task of overtaking Pirates with their games in hand.
Here's how South African fans are anticipating the match.
TICKET SALES UPDATE: More than 30 000 tickets already sold. Make sure to get your tickets on time to witness the #AbsaPrem power struggle in the clash between Mamelodi Sundowns & Orlando Pirates. #Bossokemang pic.twitter.com/5Qc0sPkw0x— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 9, 2018
Anyone keen on going to watch the Pirates Vs Sundowns game tomorrow?— Njabz (@Sir_Augustin) November 9, 2018
The local Classico| Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates| It’s a battle of stars (1995 vs 2016) ⭐️⭐️| Africa’s household names| Africa’s finest 💛🖤#DownsPirates— Tariq ✨ (@AphiweMatwebu) November 10, 2018
The fact that i won't be able to watch Sundowns and Pirates game... pic.twitter.com/ng1KyY7SCX— 🌐Phiwah🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@londanip_ntuli) November 10, 2018
Orlando Pirates pace will be too much for Sundowns, they won’t be able to contain us.— Dibo! (@MlDibo) November 10, 2018
Can't wait for Sundowns vs Pirates today!⚽️📺— Chad (@IamjustChad) November 10, 2018
My mind wants Pirates to win but bayangxola labantu. My heart wants Sundowns to win, nabo bayangxolo. I guess a draw will be better for them both and me.— Mbongeni (@MGegana7) November 10, 2018
Can't wait to see Mamelody Sundowns embarrassing Orlando Pirates # Masandawana— Obote Dube (@DubeObote) November 10, 2018