- Absa Premiership Futaa Preview
- Highlands Park vs Orlando Pirates
- Saturday, 5 January 2019 at 20h15
- Makhulong Stadium, Johannesburg.
Newly promoted side Park have looked nothing like rookies from the lower division having lost just three times in 15 matches from the first round.
Owen da Gama’s team have not tasted defeat in four games, however, this weekend’s visitors Pirates are up there with the leading pack at position two with three points behind Bidvest Wits.
In addition, the team known as the Lions of the North did not lose to any of the big clubs in the first round: 1-1 draw with Pirates, 0-0 with Mamelodi Sundowns and 0-0 with Kaizer Chiefs.
With leaders Wits facing its hoodoo team Free State Stars away in Bethlehem in an earlier kickoff, the Buccaneers may be starting the game with an incentive to overtake Wits, or at least get level on points. On the flip side, a win for Park will see the club make a ridiculous jump from position nine to third place.