A top four clash will feature in the final round of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland, while two sides will have one last battle on their hands to secure their future in the NPL Queensland competition.
The hosts are currently on a six-game winning streak which has seen them concede no goals and score a remarkable 18.
This recent run of form has helped Knights overtake Peninsula Power on the table to occupy second spot with one round remaining, and a point separating the two sides in second and third.
Olympic meanwhile have lost their last two matches against Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Strikers, recording one win, one draw and three losses in their last five.
Their last win came three weeks ago against Brisbane City, as a Shelford Dais goal in the 90th minute secured the late 3-2 win for the side.
Last time these two sides clashed, an Oskar Dillon goal in the 96th minute locked scores up, with the game resulting in a 3-3 draw in Round 15.
With both teams set to play finals football, both Gold Coast Knights and Olympic will look for a strong finish to the regular season this weekend.
Gold Coast Knights v Olympic FC
Saturday, 31 August, 6:30pm
Croatian Sports Centre
Other key matches:
Brisbane Strikers v Western Pride:
Western Pride will need a win this weekend to keep their chances of staying in the NPL Queensland competition alive. The side have lost their last two matches against Brisbane City and Gold Coast Knights, and have only won two of their last five games. Opponents Brisbane Strikers meanwhile have only lost one match in their last five, scoring 34 goals and conceding just three. Off the back of last week’s 11-0 win over Magpies Crusaders and a mid-week FFA Cup win, Strikers will be a tough task for Pride on Saturday night but they will need to step up in the do-or-die match.
Brisbane Roar Youth v Magpies Crusaders:
Magpies Crusaders remain just one point ahead of Pride on the table heading into the final round, so their NPL Queensland fate all rests on this weekend. The Mackay side have only recorded one win and one draw in their last five matches, and fell to an 11-0 defeat at the hands of Strikers last round. Brisbane Roar Youth meanwhile recorded a shock 1-0 win against Olympic last week following three straight losses, and will look to keep the wins coming as they welcome Magpies on Saturday night in the final round of the NPL Queensland.
Players to watch:
Mitch Nichols (Gold Coast Knights): The former A-League midfielder will be a key player for the Gold Coast side this weekend as they look to finish the regular season on a high.
Mustafa Jafari (Western Pride): Jafari has proven a key player since joining Western Pride mid-season, scoring a goal in his side’s Round 28 and Round 29 matches, and can make an impact this weekend if he is at his best.
Michael Lyall (Magpies Crusaders): Always a force for his side, Lyall has scored 17 goals in just 20 matches and can help Magpies to a vital final round victory this weekend.
Image: Alison Langevad/Magpies Crusaders