The last time Kaizer Chiefs played behind closed doors, they lost their game, but Giovanni Solinas will hope for a different outcome this time around.
Amakhosi felt the absence of their fans when they lost 1-0 to Polokwane City a few weeks.
City managed to use that to their advantage as Chiefs were more under pressure to win than them.
Solinas and his technical team will have to work on the mental fitness and readiness of the players, who are used to playing in front of their fans.
Although, Chiefs are facing a Chippa United side that is struggling for consistency under Eric Tinkler, the Chippa mentor previously enjoyed playing against Amakhosi, and should his charges excute their game plan well, then he certainly has a chance to put one past Solinas.
|Game||Kaizer Chiefs v Chippa United|
|Date||Saturday, November 10|
|Time||18:00 SA Time|
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Amakhosi have a few injury concerns with Bernard Parker, who has been in top form in recent games, will miss the Chippa clash due to a hamstring injury.
Lebogang Manyama is still out with a fractured arm from the car accident he was involved in two weeks ago.
Wiseman Meyiwa was also involved in a car accident last week, and he's most likely to miss the encounter as he's still recovering from the trauma.
Joseph Molangoane is another player that will be missing for the Glamour Boys as he's on his road to full recovery despite joining his teammates at the training grounds.
Potential Chiefs XI: Khune, Mphahele, Walusimbi, Ngezana, Hadebe, Katsande, Ntshangase, Zuma, Zulu, Billiat, Castro.
Chippa United have not reported any injury concerns ahead of this encounter.
This means Tinkler will have a full squad to choose from as he aims to improve the club's position on the PSL log.
Mark Mayambela and Kurt Lentjies will be key for the Chilli Boys, especially in midfield where Amakhosi have been dominant against their opponents in recent weeks.
Potential Chippa XI: Akpeyi, Macheke, Tlolane, Nsabiyumva, Nthethe, Mokeke, Sangweni, Gamildien, Klate, Manzini, Mbenyane.
Chiefs have been struggling against Chippa United in recent seasons, but they will want to change that, especially because this will be their home game.
This will be the two team's 12th meeting between Amakhosi and the Chilli Boys.
In the previous 11 matches, Chiefs have won six to Chippa's four, while there has been a single draw between them.
The Soweto giants have scored 10 goals against Chippa while conceding nine in the 11 matches.
Chiefs have won three of their last six matches in all competitions, lost two and drew one.
Chippa on the other hand, have won just two of their last six games, losing three and drawing the other.
The Port Elizabeth-based side is on a three-match losing streak which Tinkler would want to end sooner rather than later.