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Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United

An increasingly fatigued-looking Mamelodi Sundowns could join Orlando Pirates on 50 points at the top of the Premiership standings if they beat relegation-threatened Chippa United in Tuesday's Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Sundowns have faced an exhausting schedule of matches since the beginning of April in all competitions - which has seen the side play five times in 22 days already.

Last week they played three matches which included an away 1-0 loss to Al Ahly in Egypt (Downs thrashed the Egyptians 5-1 on aggregate in the CAF Champions League quarter-finals), a 2-0 defeat to SuperSport United as well as last Saturday's 2-1 win over Baroka.

They currently are on 47 points and will have to once again find energy from somewhere when they take on the Chilli Boys. The kickoff for the encounter was brought forward as straight after the clash Downs must go to the airport to set off for Morocco.

On the weekend they face Wydad Casablanca in a CCL first leg semi-final. Meanwhile, the away side desperately need a victory to escape the dreaded drop.

Clinton Larsen's men come into the contest having been beaten 4-2 by Kaizer Chiefs last weekend in a Nedbank Cup semi-final. Currently in 14th place above Baroka on goal difference in 15th, it appears the Chilli Boys have arguably a great chance to snatch three points from a physically exhausted Brazilians outfit.

Coach Clinton Larsen is hopeful of building upon some promising performances, saying: "We've drawn a lot of confidence from the performances we've been putting together so we're confident of doing well in our remaining games."

In team news, the crucial defensive midfield duo of Hlompho Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda could be in doubt as they hobbled off during last weekend's win over Bakgaga. Chippa have reported no notable concerns.

Kickoff is at 15:00 in Pretoria.