These two sides are expected to challenge for the BBL Championship and should make for an interesting fixture when they meet at John Sandford Sports Centre on Saturday evening.
Standard Life GB player, Drew Sullivan and the Riders are sitting top of the table having won their first seven Championship games of the season. Meanwhile fifth placed Raiders have only one defeat from five games, and have plenty of games in hand over their title rivals. Home court advantage has proved the key in games between the teams over the last two years, with all six meetings going the way of the hosts.
Following this match up, Sullivan's side then face another rival in the form of the Surrey Heat on the road on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Kieron Achara and the Glasgow Rocks host their southern opponents, the London Lions at home in the Emirates Arena.
The Rocks go into the game in eighth place with a 2-3 record - and have games in hand over most of their rivals - while Lions are joint ninth with two wins from seven games.
The Rocks added Great Britain international Kieron Acahara to their roster in early October, and coach Davis is clearly pleased with his recent acquisition: "Kieron has been fitting in fine. He brings a different outlook to our team and does quite a bit of the intangibles for us that don't necessarily show up on the stat sheets."
For his part, Achara is excited to be playing in his home country and playing in a sparkling new arena: "I'm really enjoying it" said the 29-year-old. "It's good to be at home and have the chance for my friends and family to watch me play. It's a very nice arena with everything you could ask well. It's well looked after a there's a lot of families coming to watch us."
After a slow start, Rocks are looking to give their play-off and maybe even title ambitions a real shot in the arm, drafting in the powerful Mike Ringgold as they look to move to 3-3 in the standings come Sunday night.