Azam Tigers are yet to taste defeat while Civil Sporting’s unbeaten record ended last Monday when they lost 1-2 to league leaders Nyasa Big Bullets at Civo Stadium.
Bullets top the log table with 16 points from six games. Azam Tigers and Civil are coming second and third with 12 and 10 points from six and five games, respectively.
Both sides are looking forward to pocketing maximum points not only reduce the gap with league leaders, but also to make up for last weekend’s poor results.
Civil Sporting climbed down when they lost to league leaders while Azam Tigers dropped two points after settling for a one-all draw with Red Lions at Mulanje Park Stadium.
Civil Sporting coach Franco Ndawa described Saturday’s match as a new challenge and that his charges are ready for the showdown.
“Tigers are equally a good side and have not lost any game. And we will have to polish up areas where we did not do well in our game against Bullets. Otherwise, Tigers are beatable side,” said Ndawa.
Technical Director for Azam Tigers, Robin Alufandika said they are eyeing six points from their two away assignments in the Central region.
“We are not underrating any side, but we are going to Lilongwe to collect maximum points. We want to win the championship this year,” outspoken Alufandika said.
Elsewhere, Master Security, who are anchoring the log table with a point from five games, will host Silver Strikers at Dedza Stadium. Silver, also known as the Bankers, have seven points from four games.
Nchalo United equally heads for the centre where they will play against Mafco and Dwangwa United on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Nchalo have four points from five games whereas Mafco are second from the bottom on the 16-member log table with two points from four games. Dwangwa have so far amassed four points from four games.
And on Sunday, debutants TN Stars, who lost 0-4 to Bullets last Saturday, will face off with Azam Tigers at Kasungu Stadium. TN Stars, who are under the tutelage of former Flames defender Meke Mwase, are on position 14 with four points from five games.
Mzuni FC and Karonga United will battle it out at Mzuzu Stadium with Red Lions hosting Blue Eagles at Mangochi Stadium.
Karonga United and Mzuni are tied on five points from the same number of games, but the former have got superior goal difference that is perching them on 10th position.
Red lions are on position four with nine points from six games while Blue Eagles are sixth with seven points from five games.