Inconsistent Zesco United will test’s Power Dynamos 8-match unbeaten run on Wednesday when they clash in the electricity derby at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
Power maybe be 4th on the log and three points behind Zesco but have not lost since June 24 when 2nd placed Green Buffaloes handed them their only league defeat this season.
Zesco on the other hand have lost four games this season, two alone at home in the midst of Power’s purple patch, with similar 2-1 home defeats in Ndola to Nkana on August 16 and Lusaka Dynamos on August 10.
However, Zesco still hold the upper hand over Power in league meetings with four straight wins since the 2015 season.
Zesco have not lost to Power in league action since the 2014 season when they drew 0-0 in Ndola but lost 2-1 away in Kitwe.
Meanwhile,Zesco are expected to field the same lineup that beat Napsa Stars 2-1 on Sunday.
But missing will be first choice goalkeeper Jacob Banda who has been axed from the team following a recent spate of to poor performances.
Burundi goalkeeper Dieudonne Ntibahezwa is set to make his second successive start.
Power on the other hand will be hoping striker Alex Ngonga can find his scoring touch again after a dry day for club and country over the weekend.
Ngonga has scored four goals during Power current unbeaten run since he rejoined them in July after two years at CS Mounana of Gabon.
And in Nakonde, defending champions Zanaco visit second from bottom Real Nakonde seeking their fourth win from 10 games.
Zanaco are 6th on 37 points and and seven points behind leaders Zesco from 20 and 22 games played respectively.