Three of the five matches in the final round of the BDCA home and away season will have a bearing on the make-up of the top four.
Most eyes will be on Bell Oval where Strathdale-Maristians (39 points) and White Hills (36 points) will both chase outright points in a bid to extend their seasons.
The winner of the Eaglehawk (49) and Sandhurst (48) game at Canterbury Park will secure a semi-final berth, while the loser will anxiously await the outcome of Strathdale's quest for outright points.
Fourth-placed Huntly-North Epsom (46) just needs to defeat bottom side Bendigo United to guarantee a finals berth.
A Huntly-North Epsom win would kick White Hills out of the finals race even if the Demons secured outright points. The Demons also need to make up 0.24 per cent on the Power, which is not an easy task late in the season.
The fact White Hills goes into Saturday's game with outright points in mind only strengthens Strathdale's hopes of gaining maximum points.
Bold declarations could occur in a bid to get 10 points.
White Hills' skipper Mitch Winter-Irving said the Demons would stick with their aggressive style of cricket.
"Hopefully, come day two there's an opportunity for an outright result and we want to be in a position to have a crack at it,'' Winter-Irving said.
"We like to play attacking cricket. Our white ball form has been pretty good all year and, hopefully, we can use that mindset in this game to give ourselves a chance.
"Strathdale is in a similar position to us... so I'd expect some aggressive cricket to be played."
That makes the Eaglehawk versus Sandhurst game a potential mini-final.
Barring Huntly-North Epsom winning outright, the victor in the Hawks-Dragons game will secure a home semi-final.
After losing three games in a row either side of Christmas, the Dragons have responded well with strong wins over Bendigo United and Huntly-North Epsom.
Eaglehawk's batting remains a huge query, but the Borough's bowling attack is as good if not better than any combination in the league.
Bendigo United returns home to Harry Trott Oval for the first time since December 22, but that shouldn't be enough for the Redbacks to upset Huntly-North Epsom's final plans.
In the other two matches to conclude the home and away season, minor premier Golden Square makes a timely trip to the QEO on the eve of the finals to play Bendigo, while Strathfieldsaye hosts Kangaroo Flat at Tannery Lane.
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