The top four have a great opportunity to break away from the rest of the pack as Canberra United, Melbourne City and Western Sydney Wanderers all have a bye in the Westfield W-League Round 7.
Sydney FC, fresh off their 5-1 win over Brisbane Roar, kick-start the action when they host Adelaide United at Cromer Park on Thursday night.
Unbeaten Perth Glory host Newcastle Jets at Dorrien Gardens, with the away side knowing a win can put them right in the mix at the Westfield W-League halfway point.
Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory finish off Round 7 in a mouth-watering clash. The Roar are smarting after their heavy loss in Round 6, while Victory are fresh off a week break and ready to extend their lead at the top.
Sydney FC v Adelaide United
Thursday, 7:30pm AEDT
What a difference a week makes.
This time last week, Sydney FC were a loss away from panic stations. Now, they’re one win away from a top-four spot as we head toward the halfway mark of the 2018/19 Season.
The Sky Blues’s 5-1 victory over Brisbane Roar in Round 6 proved they are one of the best teams in the Westfield W-League when they have their players clicking.
Adelaide United should not be underestimated, though. Despite having their fort breached in consecutive weeks, they are still unbeaten alongside Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory.
Having conceded three goals in five games, the Reds have the best defence in the league and will give their forwards every chance of winning if they can thwart Sydney’s firepower.
How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch this clash, with kick-off at 7:30pm AEDT. You can also stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
Saturday, 10pm AEDT
Is it any surprise that at the end of Round 6 Sam Kerr is the Westfield W-League's leading goal scorer?
Kerr’s six goals in four games makes her the player to beat, and she may just claim her second consecutive Golden Boot if this type of form continues.
Newcastle makes the long trip to Perth off the back of consecutive defeats, of which both were at home too.
Craig Deans’s side were played off the park in a 3-1 loss to Melbourne City in Round 6, and were unlucky not to salvage a point in their 1-0 loss to Brisbane.
If results go against them, a third loss on the trot for Newcastle could create some delight between them and the rest of the pack - something they would almost certainly want to avoid.
How to watch: You can stream this 10pm AEDT kick-off on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, 4pm AEDT
The first thing any team seeks to do following a heavy loss is to rectify the result and get things back on track.
Easier said than done though, as Brisbane Roar host a Melbourne Victory side brimming with confidence for myriad reasons.
Jeff Hopkins’s side is first in the Westfield W-League, yet to lose a game and have had a week off which will have no doubt rejuvenated the squad.
Following their opening 0-0 draw with Adelaide United, Victory have won four on the trot, scoring nine goals and conceding four.
It isn’t all doom and gloom for the home side, as Yuki Nagasato got her first Westfield W-League goal and is striking up a handy partnership with Allira Toby.
Further back, Mackenzie Arnold has been a rock in goal for Mel Andreatta’s side. The Westfield Matilda custodian is averaging the highest amount of saves per game with 4.5.
How to watch: You can stream this 4pm AEDT kick-off on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.