NPL preview: Marconi in finals action ahead of FFA Cup Round of 16 tie against Melbourne City

Smell that? That’s the fervent odour of finals football wafting around New South Wales.

There are two matches on this Saturday in the NPL NSW, the first of which sees Sydney United 58 host Marconi Stallions in an elimination final.

Then, APIA Leichhardt Tigers welcome Blacktown City to Sydney’s inner west looking to book a semi-final berth.

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Capital Football

Doff your caps to the draw makers in the nation’s capital – you could hardly have scripted this better.

The NPL Capital Football title is up for grabs for both Canberra Olympic and Tigers FC, who meet each other in a final-round fixture this weekend destined for drama.

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It is advantage Olympic prior to kick off, following their 5-1 win over Riverina Rhinos last Saturday, combined with Tigers’ shock 3-0 defeat to Gungahlin United – a result which saw the FFA Cup Round of 32 representatives relinquish their lead at the summit at the worst time imaginable.

With their rivals two points ahead of them, nothing but a win will do for the team from Cooma.

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Western Australia

The NPL WA title looks set to stay in with Perth SC with the reigning champions requiring a win over Armadale to secure the Premiership.

The Azzurri travel to Armadale on Saturday with a seven-point buffer over Floreat Athena with just three rounds remaining.

Floreat are at home to ECU Joondalup, while Balcatta’s clash with Sorrento should have big ramifications for the finals.

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Perth SC

South Australia

Having wrapped up the NPL SA for a second straight year last weekend – despite a 4-1 loss to Adelaide Comets – Campbelltown City warm up for the finals with a home fixture against Croydon Kings.

Croydon require a win to grab a ticket to the finals, while Adelaide Blue Eagles and MetroStars will be hoping to capitalise on slip ups from the likes of Adelaide Olympic.

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Campbelltown City

Queensland

Lions FC could take one huge leap toward securing the NPL Queensland title this Saturday when they welcome SWQ Thunder to Lions Stadium.

The club from Brisbane had been trailing Peninsula Power for long stretches of the campaign but now find themselves two points ahead of their rivals with a game in hand and three rounds remaining.

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Tasmania

Devonport can move one step closer to clinching the NPL Tasmania title at home to Riverside Olympic this weekend.

The Strikers hold a six-point advantage over second-place Olympia Warriors, who have the bye this weekend.

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Action from Devonport's clash with Hobart Zebras last weekend