Manchester City take on Bayern Munich in the headlining fixture of the first half of Matchday 5.
The A-League boss has guaranteed Melbourne Victory that the FFA will commission an independent assessment of the North Sydney Oval pitch before the match against Central Coast Mariners.
Reigning W League champions Melbourne Victory set to take on some of the top women's teams in the world.
His time in Sydney has been marred by controversy but going into Saturday night's Sydney derby, Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Vitor Saba insists he does not care what people think of him.
Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf doesn't expect a "knee jerk reaction" where sponsors walk away from women's sport after the ABC axed its WNBL and W-League coverage, but admitted it will make it more difficult to attract new backers.
Sydney FC striker Alex Brosque is rapt his teammates have been able to put together their best-ever start to an A-League season but says they're primed to be to finishing even stronger at the end of the campaign.
While Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is adamant his squad are still recovering from their exhaustive recent schedule, he knows the public thinks his explanation for the winless start "just sounds like excuses".
Winning can cover a multitude of sins in sport but even that wasn't enough for Mike Mulvey to be given a wake-up call by Brisbane Roar management just days after he celebrated last season's A-League double.
Western Sydney and Sydney FC are in talks to hold a derby match at ANZ Stadium next season.