Matome Mathiane expects Golden Arrows to give Kaizer Chiefs a "serious problem" when the two sides face each other this weekend.
Arrows are unbeaten so far this season, holding MTN8 finalists Bloemfontein Celtic to a 1-1 draw before seeing off SuperSport United 3-1 and holding out with 10 men to draw 1-1 with Baroka last time out.
Chiefs are still finding their feet under new boss Gavin Hunt, and last lost to Orlando Pirates over two legs in the MTN8 semis either side of a 0-0 draw with TS Galaxy.
Ahead of their clash at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday, Mathiane revealed his expectations.
He told the SowetanLIVE: "We are well aware that they have not won in a while and that they will be coming at us, it won’t be an easy game.
"They are still a big team, and we will give them the respect they deserve. But going to play Chiefs, we know that they will want to bounce back to winning ways at our expense.
“That's something we don't want a team that has not been winning to get back to winning ways against us. So, we are well prepared to play against them.
"We play with high intensity, and we press. The moment we will start pressing, they will have a serious problem."
- TEAMtalk media