How to watch Westfield Matildas in Westfield W-League Round 7

There are three matches in Round 7 of the Westfield W-League, with the top three all in action as the race for the Finals Series heats up.

It is a big weekend for the chasing pack, with Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar both at home in matches crucial to their hopes of making the all-important top four.

With such high stakes, every club will be hoping their Westfield Matildas stars will stand up and produce big performances to boost their chances of victory.

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Here is where you can see your Australian stars in action in the Westfield W-League in the coming round of matches.

Sydney FC v Adelaide United
Thursday, 7:30pm AEDT

Adelaide United head to Cromer Park still holding an unbeaten record but will be wary of a Sydney FC side that looks to have finally found its groove.

The Sky Blues’ deadly attack clicked into gear in last week’s 5-1 win over the Roar, with their Westfield Matildas stars leading the way.

 

Caitlin Foord showed her match-winning ability with a hat-trick, while Princess Ibini also got on the scoresheet.

Caitlin Foord completes her hat-trick against Brisbane Roar

With Lisa De Vanna, Chloe Logarzo and Alanna Kennedy also in the Sky Blues line-up, there is plenty of Westfield Matildas experience for coach Ante Juric to call on.

The Reds’ rock-solid defence has shown signs of vulnerability in recent games but will hope striker Michelle Heyman has her shooting boots on as the Reds look to take all three points on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Heyman
Adelaide will be hoping striker Michelle Heyman can turn the game their way in Sydney

How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch this clash, with kick-off at 7:30pm AEDT. You can also stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.

Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
Saturday, 10pm AEDT

The Jets head west and face the unenviable task of trying to stop Westfield Matildas striker Sam Kerr and the free-scoring Glory.

Kerr netted a double in the 2-2 draw with Adelaide United last weekend to move to the top of the Westfield W-League scoring charts with six for the season.

Sam Kerr scores her first for Perth Glory against Adelaide United...
...and then adds her second

And she loves taking on the Hunter club, scoring a hat-trick in the space of seven minutes in last season’s 3-3 draw in Newcastle.

At least the Jets have some Westfield Matildas experience at the back to draw on, with Larissa Crummer and Gema Simon likely to take it upon themselves to nullify Kerr’s threat.

The visitors will also be banking on Emily van Egmond’s drive and quality from midfield to boost their hopes, as they chase a much-needed win to keep in touch with the top four.

Emily van Egmond
Emily van Egmond (10) will hope to nullify the threat posed by her Australia teammate Sam Kerr when the Jets travel to Perth

How to watch: You can stream this 10pm AEDT kick-off on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, 4pm AEDT

League-leaders Melbourne Victory should be fresh as they head to Lions Stadium to face a wounded Brisbane Roar in the final game of Round 7.

Victory, who had a bye last weekend, hold a four-point lead at the top and will look to keep it tight at the back with keeper Casey Dumont and central defender Laura Alleway in excellent form.

Emily Gielnik
Victory striker Emily Gielnik faces her former team for the first time

Jeff Hopkins’ side also boast Westfield Matildas attacker Emily Gielnik, who comes up against her former club for the first time since moving south in the off-season.

Gielnik will look to get one past her Aussie teammate MacKenzie Arnold, who must still be smarting from that 5-1 loss to Sydney FC last weekend.

Despite the Roar's Round 6 defeat by Sydney, MacKenzie Arnold remains one of the comp's top goalkeepers

In truth, there was little the Westfield Matildas shot-stopper could do to stop the onslaught.

But Roar are unlikely to produce a repeat of that display, and you can expect the likes of Clare Polkinghorne and Katrina Gorry to lead the way for Mel Andreatta’s side.

How to watch: You can stream this 4pm AEDT kick-off on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.