Croatia will host Lions on Saturday at Croatia Park in the first blockbuster of the season as the top two in the league championship go head to head in what should be a thrilling contest.
Although there are plenty of games to go in the season, a real statement could be made and two valuable points against your nearest rival could prove decisive.
Croatia’s only loss in the league this season came at the hands of Lions but since then have taken five of the last six points on offer to keep on the tails of the leaders.
One of the highlights has been the form of Croatia’s player/ coach Sean Sheedy.
The versatility he’s displayed to play in many positions when having to shuffle his side due to absences has been excellent and is in superb form.
Lions have been making statements every week with their latest being a comfortable 4-0 victory over Wanderers.
With all their attacking flare and goals this year it’s their defence I’ve been impressed with the most with captain Pyett leading the way and keeper of the year so far Tyler Welgraven.
This has the makings of a classic all over it.
On Sunday it’s the battle of the Uniteds as Westlands tackle Steel at Dakalanta Park with both sides looking to get back into the winners circle.
In Westlands’ last outing they earned a point in a 2-2 catch up game midweek against Wanderers with the returning Papoulis grabbing a goal.
He’s been one of the premier strikers in the league for some time now and would really bolster the Red Devils squad if he decides to see out the season.
Steel’s last victory came against the Red Devils in a 8-1 thrashing but since then have lost their last three to fall way behind the leading pack .
Steel’s injury list has really hurt them to date and it’s no coincidence that since Ledington has been sidelined they’ve failed to pick up a point.
If Westlands can put a strong squad together they could really take it up to Steel this time around.