WWL Preview: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Yet another epic Westfield W-League match-up as the unbeaten league leaders host the record-breaking Sydney FC.

Canberra United v Sydney FC Saturday 10 December 2011 Deakin Football Stadium, Canberra Local kick-off: 5pm

Yet another epic Westfield W-League match-up as the unbeaten league leaders host the record-breaking Sydney FC.

It is not hyperbole to say the destiny of the premiership will likely be decided during 90 minutes at Deakin this Saturday. A home victory would see Canberra can take a six point lead over their rivals with just three matches to play. Conversely, a Sky Blues win would leave the pair equal, but Sydney not only enjoying the momentum, but in the ascendency thanks to their newly impressive goal difference.

The home side though have passed every test that has been thrown their way thus far. A win on the road against Sydney a month ago was followed last weekend by a 2-2 draw against reigning champions Brisbane Roar, who required a late own goal to earn a share of the spoils.

The pair-s tight encounter at Leichhardt a month ago saw goalkeeper Lydia Williams be the United hero, but Sydney have improved since then and the Matildas shotstopper will undoubtedly be in for a busy afternoon.

Sydney are on a massive high after scoring 19 goals in their past three outings. Coach Alen Stajcic finally had a full squad to choose from last weekend and the embarrassment of attacking riches was there for all to see as the Sky Blues rewrote the record books.

Such was their attacking options, Matildas stars Sarah Walsh and Kyah Simon commenced on the bench, while teenage starlet Caitlin Foord was withdrawn after an hour as she continues her ongoing injury management.