Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC face off in one of the biggest Big Blues the Westfield W-League has seen in years, this Saturday evening.
Melbourne – who hammered Newcastle Jets 7-0 last time out – are not over the Finals Series finish line just yet but would confirm their participation for 2019/20 series with a point against their arch-rivals.
But you get the sense a draw would not suffice for Jeff Hopkins' side. Melbourne were beaten 3-0 by Sydney FC on the opening round of the campaign and know a win at Marvel Stadium would see them overtake Head Coach Ante Juric's team into second place and a secure a home Semi-Final, most likely a rematch against the Sky Blues.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, need a point to secure second position. The reigning Champions were given a shock 2-1 defeat by Perth Glory last time out and know they cannot afford any more complacency as they attempt to retain their 2018/19 crown.
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Kick off: 5.00pm AEDT
Venue: Marvel Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball App
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Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 5.Ally GREEN, 7.Ellie BRUSH, 8.Lindsay AGNEW, 10.Remy SIEMSEN, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 13.Veronica LATSKO, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 15.MacKenzie HAWKESBY, 16.Julia VIGNES, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 18.Taylor RAY, 19.Amy SAYER, 20.Princess IBINI, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 5. Ally GREEN (promoted), 16.Julia VIGNES (promoted)
Unavailable: 4.Elizabeth RALSTON (hamstring)