Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League - what's in store this weekend?

With Caitlin Foord and Kyah Simon among the goals in Round 3, the Westfield Matildas again shone bright in the latest round of the Westfield W-League.

And they are likely to be front and centre again this weekend with some huge clashes in Round 4.

None is bigger than the clash of Sydney FC and Melbourne City at Cromer Park on Sunday, with both sides packed with plenty of Westfield Matildas star power.

Read on for a full preview of your Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League.

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In-form Canberra to face a desperate Roar

Karly Roestbakken and her Canberra United teammates can expect to face a hungry Brisbane Roar outfit when Round 4 gets underway in the nation’s capital at 7.30pm on Thursday night.

Roestbakken’s United bounced back to winning ways last weekend against the Jets and with two victories in 2019/20 are sitting inside the top four.

In contrast, Roar are still looking for their first points after their 3-1 defeat against the Wanderers in Round 3.

They do have plenty of Westfield Matildas experience to get them out of their current plight with the likes of Clare PolkinghorneKatrina GorryHayley RasoTameka Yallop and Mackenzie Arnold all likely to feature for Jake Goodship’s side.

WATCH: MacKenzie Arnold makes a vital save against the Wanderers in Round 3

Wanderers’ title credentials to get biggest test yet

Western Sydney Wanderers have been the biggest surprise packets of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season so far, with three wins from three games.

Their success has been built on a mix of quality from the American imports, while both Amy Harrison and Kyra Cooney-Cross have excelled in the middle of the park.

Victory will play their first home game of the season in this Saturday afternoon clash (kick-off 4pm) after returning from their exploits at the AFC Women’s Club Championship.

Coming up against the likes of Lynn Williams and Kristen Hamilton, it will be a huge test for their Westfield Matildas defenders in Jenna McCormick and Teigen Allen.

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Amy Harrison
Can Amy Harrison get her second goal of the season in the clash against Victory?

Jets, Glory chasing first wins

It might be round four but this is already a crucial match for both Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets as they look to mount a challenge for a finals spot.

Both clubs remain winless in the first three rounds after hard-fought defeats over the weekend.

The Jets will count themselves extremely unlucky, fighting back from two goals down to eventually lose 3-2 to Canberra United.

If they are to overcome the Glory this weekend, Gema Simon is likely to play a big role at the back for Craig Deans' side.

Gema Simon in action for the Jets against Canberra United
Gema Simon in action for the Jets against Canberra United

Battle of the big guns at Cromer Park

There’s Westfield Matildas wherever you look in this huge clash between Sydney FC and Melbourne City at Cromer Park on Sunday (kick-off at 4pm).

The Sky Blues have made a superb start to their title defence, with the likes of Chloe Logarzo, Caitlin Foord, Remy Siemsen and Princess Ibini key contributors.

But City have improved with every performance so far, including their 1-0 triumph over Adelaide United on Saturday.

Rado Vidosic’s side which boasts Westfield Matildas Lydia Williams, Steph Catley, Ellie Carpenter, Aivi Luik, Kyah Simon, Emma Checker and Emily van Egmond will see this as an opportunity to make a statement for the rest of the campaign.

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WATCH: Carpenter and Simon combine for City's winner against Adelaide
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