The top two teams meet in the A-League Grand Final with Perth claiming advantage after finishing in top spot. They face a Sydney team that has dominated their recent meetings having won ten of their last 11 A-League matches and their bogey team can extend this outstanding record against them.
Both of these teams have had long trips to Korea in midweek for AFC Champions League matches which will not help preparations so it will be interesting to see which team copes best. Melbourne have the edge in form of late and based on that, they have to be favoured here.
Perth Glory were comfortably the best and most consistent team in the regular season but now they will be determined to win the Championship. Adelaide will pose them a tough challenge here but Perth are formidable at home and they can edge what should be a low scoring and tense affair.
These two teams come into this Eliminator relatively well matched. Adelaide have shown their capability of producing in one-off games as seen in their FFA Cup triumph this season and while they are marginally favoured, this could well be a tight, tense and cagey low-scoring affair.
Melbourne Victory have been the better of the two sides in the regular season but that should not take anything away from what a great season Wellington have had. Victory have had the distraction of the AFC Champions League but their complete focus will be on this game now and they can edge this.
Perth Glory were beaten by Sydney last week but while they rested a number of players, they still produced a reasonably good display. They welcome a Wellington side who face the incredibly long trip West and the home side have to be favoured to end the regular season on a high note.
Melbourne Victory have had to contend with AFC Champions League commitments this week and that may see them deprioritise this match. Western Sydney Wanderers are unbeaten in their last four at home and they could get a result in what is ultimately a meaningless game for both teams.
It has been a hugely disappointing season for Newcastle Jets after such a positive one in 2018. They hammered Brisbane Roar 6-1 last week and can take advantage of Sydney's fatigue after a midweek trip to China to end the regular season with a win in what could be a high-scoring match.
It has been something of a stuttering end to the season for Melbourne City and they will want to produce a good performance before the play-offs begin. Against a Mariners team that has been woeful on their travels, City can build some momentum here by taking all three points.
Brisbane's season has been petering out badly in recent weeks but the appointment of Robbie Fowler as their new manager for next season may spark a reaction here. Defensively, they remain woeful however and while they may raise their game, they will still likely ship plenty of goals here.
Melbourne City's away form has been poor in recent weeks having lost five of their last seven road trips. They make the long trip to Wellington here against a Phoenix team that are strong at home, and the hosts will be confident of picking up all three points.
Neither of these teams has anything but pride to play for and planning has already started for next season which could see changes to their regular starting line-ups. Brisbane Roar's matches often contain plenty of goals, while the Jets have an excellent record in Brisbane which may continue here.
Despite having plenty of their regular starters available, the Mariners' difficult season cannot end quick enough for them as they continue to lose match after match. While the Wanderers equally have nothing to play for, they are ending the season with some good displays which gives them the edge.
There is every chance that these two teams could meet in the play-offs so it will be interesting to see how both teams approach this. Rotations are likely but Victory have the greater quality and depth, and they are favoured in a game which could see plenty of goals at both ends of the pitch.