For the second time this year South and Sollies will meet in a top of the table clash with just percentage separating them.
There is a lot on the line with just four rounds to go as they fight to finish top and give themselves the best chance of hosting a home semi-final.
Both sides are coming off good wins last week and with the ledger squared at one all this year it promises to be an entertaining clash.
South has been favourite all year and despite a couple of big losses it proved last week that it is hard to stop when it is in full flight.
Madigan Medal favourite Alan Margatich again showed his class last week for South and he will no doubt be keen to take back the upper hand against Sollies’ Graham Cooke, who wore him down to take the honours in their last battle.
Margatich has only played in one of South’s three losses this year and shutting him down or at least breaking even will be the key to Sollies being competitive.
The Bulldogs mid-field has been superb this year with Mark Horner, Lee Schmidt and Jason Lukich in particularly good form.
They are hard to match up on and provide South with first use of the ball from stoppages.
eturn from a week off and will need Clayton Millard and Ryan Saracino to continue their good form from last week.
This contest may also see an opportunity for the Cats’ star Lindsay Bearman to spend more time in the mid-field.
With two similar attacking game styles the run and carry from the wings will be important in this game with Sollies looking to Stephen Swayne and Trent Hoare who are both having an impact.
Sollies will be hoping that Matt Turner can rSouth has played Chris Heron there at times this year but in the past two weeks he has pushed forward and kicked bags of goals so expect to see this again.