Ballarat and Distruct Soccer Association division one women will on Sunday provide a taste of what to expect in the finals.
The top four teams are matched up in round 13.
Sebastopol Vikings and North United are separated only by goal difference in the top two positions and they are favourites to retain those spots, although they are likely to be tested.
Vikings face third-placed Forest Rangers and North United tackles fourth-placed Ballarat.
With six points separating the top two from the rest, this is a vital game for Forest Rangers is they are to have any chance of running down the leaders.
Drop this clash and the task will be just too hard.
In the division one open competition, ladder leader Vikings should maintain their grip on top spot against bottom team Forest Rangers under lights at St George's Reserve on Saturday night.
Daylesford and North United meet in an important encounter as they strive to firm up their places in the top four on Sunday.
They have Bacchus Marsh and Horsham breathing down their necks, with these rivals also chasing valuable points at Horsham.