Little chance of Sunday draw
Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United are almost guaranteed to produce a winner when the two clubs meet in the Premier Soccer League at Atteridgeville on Sunday.
The two clubs hold a unique record in that they have never drawn against each other before in 15 previous head-to-head clashes stretching back to 2005.
No two other clubs in the top flight of South African football can boost a similar record against each other.
Sundowns have won 12 of their previous 15 meetings with three going the way of the club from KwaZulu-Natal. The results include the season Maritzburg took over the franchise of Tembisa Classic.
Last year, the two sides produced low scoring league games with just a single goal deciding the outcome of both their clashes.
Sundowns won 1-0 with an Elias Pelembe goal in the first half of the season but Maritzburg bounced back to win when the two teams meet at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth earlier this year.
But they still avoided a draw, as they will again be seeking to do on Sunday again.
Sundowns are 10th overall on the PSL all-time table of draws with 132 from 506 league matches since 1996. It is considerably less than Orlando Pirates (162) and Kaizer Chiefs (161).
Maritzburg have 88 draws from 284 matches, more than the 69 games they have won.