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SuperSport United v Bidvest Wits

SuperSport United will be looking to get their league chase back on track against fellow Absa Premiership contenders Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday evening.

With Kaizer Chiefs losing their last two league fixtures, the race for the title is suddenly wide open, with Mamelodi Sundowns, Wits, SuperSport and Orlando Pirates all in contenion.

Matsatsantsa have fallen slightly by the wayside in the race in recent times with two successive league defeats having hampered their progress.

But coach Kaitano Tembo has given up belief that his side are still in with a shot and has rallied his troops ahead of a Gauteng Derby with the Clever Boys.

"All we need is a little bit of consistency in the next four games," Tembo said.

"A lot of the teams in the top five will still have to play each other. We still have to play Pirates; we are playing Wits now. Wits are going to play Chiefs [twice]. They still have to play Pirates.

"Sundowns still have to play Chiefs and Pirates, so points are going to be dropped along the way.

"I think in the last three or two games, that's where we will start knowing who will win the league."

Wits' form hasn't been anything to write home about either as the Students have recorded just one win in their last four fixtures.

With plenty of eyes set to be elsewhere, fixated on the Soweto Derby, Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes that this game is equally as important in the quest for the title.

“Who plays in the derby? Oh, I thought it was SuperSport and Wits, we play SuperSport so a good result will be for us to win! The derby is for caviar, crayfish and sandwiches, that is what it has become," Hunt joked.

He added: "I was happy with the performance against Highlands and against Maritzburg [despite the results], but the game management at times could have been better."