It will be Matilda v Matilda as Brisbane Roar takes on Sydney FC, and Western United face Melbourne Victory in round two of the A-League Women.
Read our preview of all of the Matildas in action.
The round gets underway as Adelaide United take on Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium on Friday, 5pm AEDT. After a 4-4 draw last week, Adelaide are certainly not short on firepower but will be looking to shore up their defence. It is unclear if Kyah Simon will be available for the Central Coast Mariners as she continues her recovery.
Title favourites Melbourne City will take on Canberra United at Aami Park on Saturday, 2.45pm AEDT. City were lucky in their 1-0 win last week and will be hoping for a more steady performance in their first home game. Canberra, meanwhile, were the other team in that eight-goal draw with Adelaide, and will similarly have work to do in defence before they travel to Melbourne.
It will be a clash of Matildas as Tameka Yallop’s Brisbane Roar hosts Cortnee Vine’s Sydney FC at Ballymore Stadium on Saturday, 4pm AEDT. Both teams secured three points last week and will be hoping to continue their record into round two. Yallop was unavailable last week for the Roar while she recovers from the strains of the World Cup while Vine is expected to start for Sydney FC.
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Sunday’s fixtures begin with another Matildas-heavy match. Chloe Logarzo will look to play her first minutes this season for Western United as they host Melbourne Victory at City Vista Recreation Reserve on Sunday, 4pm AEDT. Lydia Williams is expected to start in goals for Victory while Emily Gielnik and Elise Kellond-Knight continue their recovery from injury.
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The Newcastle Jets will travel to Perth to take on the Glory at HBF Park on Sunday, 5pm AEDT. Perth will be hoping their young guns can lift them to another victory while the Jets will be riding high from their F3 Derby win.
Finally, the Western Sydney Wanderers will host the Wellington Phoenix at CommBank Stadium on Sunday, 5.45pm AEDT. The Wanderers were outclassed by Sydney FC last week but improved as the game went on, and will be able to continue to build this round. The Phoenix, meanwhile, looked impressive under new coach Paul Temple against Melbourne City and will hope to transform that into tangible points against the Wanderers.
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