This is because the Buccaneers have been touted by many as the team most likely to go head to head with a formidable Masandawana side for this season's PSL championship.
Pirates' ability to challenge for the coveted league trophy will be put to the test in this titanic clash and they are already 11 points behind run-away leaders, Sundowns on the league standings, but the former have two games in hand.
Sundowns are unstoppable at the moment - boasting an impressive 100 per cent win record in the local top-flight - six wins out of six matches as they look to go all the way and clinch a record-extending seventh consecutive league title.
Therefore, Pirates cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to compete for the championship with Sundowns. GOAL discusses whether the Soweto giants could be the first team to defeat red-hot Masandawana this term.