Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says it would be foolish to judge Kaizer Chiefs' strength based on their position on the table.
Masandawana are the favourites ahead of the clash with Amakhosi at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday, but Mokwena has warned that the Soweto giants are better than what their results may suggest.
Chiefs are down in 11th position, having won only five of their 22 DStv Premiership games this campaign, while Sundowns are six points clear at the top of the standings.
"Chiefs is still a very big club; they deserve a lot of respect. The fixture between Sundowns and Chiefs is always one that is highly anticipated and, of course brings a lot of attention because of the magnitude of both clubs," said Mokwena, as quoted by KickOff.
"But the reality is that against Chiefs, you have to be very sober minded when you do your analysis and not derive anything from their log position or their unfortunate result against Cape Town City; they still have very good players, with huge pedigree and very good experience.
"Khama [Billiat), [Samir] Nurkovic, [Lebogang] Manyama and some very good youngsters in [Njabulo] Blom and also [Nkosingiphile] Ngcobo, who is doing exceptionally well.
"So, they're a good team, a big team. Chiefs, we have a lot of respect for them with a very good coach in Gavin Hunt - he is experienced, he knows what he is doing, and he needs a little bit more time, but he's someone I have great admiration and huge respect for.
"So, when you think of that and you profile them - a big club with big players and a big coach, so you know it's going to be a big game."