AmaZulu will look to bounce back from back-to-back Absa Premiership defeats when they host Mamelodi Sundowns at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 15h30.
Usuthu are determined to get a positive result after losing at home to Bidvest Wits before going down 2-0 to Mpumalanga Black Aces away from home.
Craig Rosslee’s side have claimed 12 points from their 10 home matches so far this season and are currently placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 28 points from 21 matches.
Their next three league opponents are Maritzburg United (away), Polokwane City (home) and Bloemfontein Celtic (away).
Sundowns are in a similar position as they also go into this clash looking to avoid a third straight defeat after losing 1-0 to Orlando Pirates and 3-1 to Bidvest Wits.
The Brazilians have claimed 14 points from nine away matches so far this season and are currently placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 34 points from 19 matches.
Their next three league opponents are Polokwane City (home), Free State Stars (away) and University of Pretoria (home).
In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Sundowns have met in 50 league matches since 1985.
The Brazilians have dominated the rivalry, claiming 32 wins compared to just six for Usuthu, while 12 matches have been drawn.
AmaZulu have won just two of their 25 home matches against Sundowns, suffering 17 defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season, the Brazilians claimed a resounding 7-1 home win, a result that Usuthu will look to overturn on their home turf.