Westfield Matildas in action: Westfield W-League Round 13

The Westfield W-League is only getting more intense in the lead-up to the Finals Series, with the penultimate round throwing up some vital games right across the weekend.

With only a few points separating the top four and the teams below, all four matches will have a bearing on the finals.

Here’s where you can see some of the Westfield Matildas stars in action in Round 13.

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC, Friday, 5.20pm @ AAMI Park

It’s a Big Blue double-header to kick off the Westfield W-League weekend with the Sky Blues looking to keep the pressure on league-leaders Brisbane Roar.

Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord will again spearhead Sydney’s attack, while Chloe Logarzo appears to be hitting form at the right time.

Victory’s finals hopes ended after a draw with the Wanderers last week but they would love to halt Sydney’s unbeaten run, with defender Laura Alleway and keeper Casey Dumont sure to be key to their chances of a win.

Chloe Logarzo sweeps home her goal in Sydney's win in the west.

Canberra United v Newcastle Jets, Sunday, 4.30pm @ McKellar Park

What a huge game this promises to be! United are currently just outside the top four but could leapfrog third-placed Newcastle with a win in the first of a triple-header of games on Sunday.

Canberra are still unbeaten in 2018 and have striker Ashleigh Sykes in imposing form, after her brace last weekend, while Michelle Heyman and Ellie Carpenter add class at either side of the pitch.

For the Jets, Emily Van Egmond has consistently been one of the Hunter club’s best, and boasting an 87.5% tackle success rate, she could help secure her side a spot in the top four with a win here.

Emily van Egmond

Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar, Sunday, 6.30pm AEDT @ Marden Sports Complex

Depending on Sydney FC’s result on Friday, Brisbane could wrap up the Premiers’ Plate with a week to spare if they can get a win in the City of Churches.

And with a star-studded squad with a stack of Westfield Matildas experience, it’s hard to see them not taking all tree points in this one.

Roar should have all their big guns on deck at Marden, with the likes of Mackenzie Arnold, Tameka Butt, Katrina Gorry, Clare Polkinghorne, Hayley Raso and Emily Gielnik all in their squad.

Claire Polkinghorne

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers, Sunday, 11.15pm AEDT, @ nib Stadium

Glory simply must win and hope other results go their way if they are to sneak into the top four over the final two rounds.

They will start warm favourites against the Wanderers, especially with Sam Kerr in scintillating form.

Sam Kerr