Roar gunning for top two

Currently sitting third on the Hyundai A-League ladder, Queensland Roar coach Frank Farina has his sights firmly set on a top-two finish and the invaluable finals double chance that comes with it.

Currently sitting third on the Hyundai A-League ladder, Queensland Roar coach Frank Farina has his sights firmly set on a top-two finish and the invaluable finals double chance that comes with it.

The Roar, on 30 points for the season, will be looking to take six points from their two remaining fixtures in an effort to overhaul Melbourne Victory (35) and Adelaide United (34).

Queensland, like Melbourne, has the benefit of playing at home for the final two rounds of the competition and Farina was aiming high ahead of his side's match against Sydney FC on Saturday night.

"The ball is in our court really, our destiny is in our hands, if we can manage to win these last two home games, we'll have a really good shot at the top two, which it what everyone wants," Farina said.

"If we can manage to win both, I'm not going to say we'll be guaranteed a top-two spot, but we'll be very close, but again it depends on other results."

"If you look at the other teams, who they've got to play, Adelaide has got it very tough with two away trips to Wellington and the Central Coast, and Melbourne, they're in the same position as us, two home games, against Central Coast and Wellington as well."

"There are some massive games coming up, but the confidence in the group is really high."

Adding to the drama of Saturday night's blockbuster in Brisbane is the traditional rivalry between the two sides and their coaches.

Farina and his counterpart John Kosmina have traditionally had plenty of verbal barbs for each other in the lead up to matches between the two and Farina was not short of words when talking about Kosmina on Friday.

"Kossie is Kossie," he said.

"He's going to say whatever, but it could be all over for them tonight. If Central Coast draw, Sydney don't have a hope to make the four."

"So come on Central Coast, get a draw!"

The Mariners went down to the Victory 3-0, leaving the door slightly ajar for Sydney to snatch an unlikely finals berth, which would frustrate the Roar coach.

Farina said it was all good-natured fun though.

"Kossie is good, we get along well, he puts crap on me, I put crap on him, what goes around comes around."

"He's confident they're going to beat us, we'll see."