THE only Victory League head-to- head of round 2 of the Steve Hudson Cup features reigning holder South Hobart and Launceston City.
City had a 1-0 win against Northern Premier League side Riverside Olympic last week.
City coach Dane Hudson said South Hobart had been the yard stick in Tasmanian soccer, and would remain so even though the Victory League had grouped the better players together.
"They attack very well from their second line of defence, so we will have to work hard on our strategies to overcome that across the game," Hudson said.
"We will concentrate on our preseason teamwork and individual goals and endeavour to meet them head on."
Hudson said the match would allow City to see where it fitted in the Victory League.
"We are working hard on being a positive addition to the Victory League and I cannot fault the guys' effort and dedication."
Devonport City will play Launceston United who will be looking to bounce back from a 7-0 loss last week.
"They've obviously lost a few players and got a bit of a touch up against Zebras last week," Devonport coach Chris McKenna said.
"But with all respect to them, I'm not worried about what they're doing, I'm worried about getting our structures and processes right.
"They'll be wanting a better performance than last week and so will we as we were a little hot and cold, doing some things well and others not so well."
Prospect Knights face another hard match against Zebras, one of the favourites to win the inaugural Victory League.
Knights were beaten 7-1 by Devonport City last week but should have a strengthened defence with Greg Duffy and Tim Claxton coming back into the side.
Olympic will take on the Northern Rangers' NPL side in the opening match.