Goals are expected to flow when two free-scoring National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland teams from the state’s capital meet in a mouth-watering Brisbane derby.
Elsewhere, Western Pride have second in their sights and the Magpies are to hoping to avoid getting embroiled in a relegation battle.
SWQ Thunder FC v Lions FC
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Saturday, 28 July, 5:00pm
Thunder host table-topping Lions
First-placed Lions FC travel to Clive Berghofer Stadium on Saturday to take on the SWQ Thunder.
The in-form Lions have won their last seven games and will fancy their chances of making it eight straight against the struggling Thunder.
Moreton Bay United FC v Sunshine Coast FC
Saturday, 28 July, 6:00pm
Jets looking to continue Sunshine Coast’s woes
Fourth-placed Moreton Bay can put further daylight between them and fifth-placed Strikers when they welcome last placed Sunshine Coast FC to Wolter Park.
Sunshine Coast will be searching for an upset to record just their second win of the season.
Goals expected in Brisbane derby
The Brisbane derby is shaping up to be a mouth-watering clash with both City and the Strikers in red-hot form in front of goal.
The Strikers have scored seven goals in their last two outings, while City have found the back of the net a stunning 14 times in their last three.
Both teams are also searching for their third win on the bounce.
Brisbane Roar FC Youth v North Queensland United FC
Logan Metro Sports Complex
Saturday, 28 July, 7:00pm
North Queensland fighting for survival
North Queensland need a win over the Roar Youth to leap ahead of Redlands United and out of the relegation zone.
United will have to be at their best to pick up the three points – they lost the reverse fixture 4-1 earlier this season.
Magpies Crusaders FC v Cairns FC
Saturday, 28 July, 7:00pm
Magpies desperate for a win
Magpies Crusaders will be looking to put further space between themselves and the relegation zone when they entertain Cairns FC at Sologinkin Oval on Saturday night.
The Magpies sit a tantalizing four points above the bottom two and will be hoping to capitalise on Cairns FC’s recent run of poor form which has seen them fail to win in their past three fixtures.
Gold Coast United FC v Western Pride FC
Saturday, 28 July, 7:30pm
Pride gunning for second
Western Pride can take second place from Olympic FC with a win on the road against Gold Coast United.
The Pride are also aiming to make it three wins from three, while Gold Coast are on the other end of the spectrum, aiming to avoid three straight losses.
Words: Samuel Johnson