The biggest show in town on Saturday will be the highly anticipated all-west qualifying final between Footscray and Williamstown in the Victorian Football League at the VU Whitten Oval.

The likelihood of the two sides meeting in week one of the finals as the second and third ranked clubs has been on the cards for a while.

Now they get the chance to duke it out for local bragging rights in the pressure-cooker of a final for the chance to move straight through to the preliminary final.

Picking a winner will be a hard task because both sides have been in red hot form in the second half of the year.

Footscray enters on the back of an eight-game winning streak, though it has come under threat in the past two weeks, which has forced them to overcome extreme deficits to keep the winning run alive.

Against Coburg on Saturday, the Bulldogs trailed by 43 points, but achieved a spectacular turnaround to win by 35 points at VU Whitten Oval.

A week earlier against North Melbourne, the Bulldogs had to come back from 30 points down at quarter-time to win a thriller by a goal.

Williamstown’s Joel Ottavi. Picture Luke Hemer

PHOTO GALLERY: Williamstown vs Werribee 

Williamstown saw its nine-game unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday with an eight-point loss to Werribee in difficult conditions at Downer Oval.

After conceding the opening four goals of the game, the Seagulls left themselves with too much work to do and their fightback attempt fell short.

What has gone before for Footscray and Williamstown will be irrelevant when the ball is bounced to open the finals on Saturday.

You can rest assured that both camps will put on a show for their fan bases and entertain the neutral VFL followers.

With no AFL on this weekend, a massive crowd should be in attendance to see the latest installment of a Footscray-Williamstown rivalry that dates back to the 1800s.

The first bounce is scheduled for 1pm.