The Tactix are treating their must-win fixtures in the ANZ Premiership as semi-finals, coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek says.
The second-placed Tactix play the Mystics in Auckland on Sunday, in a match that will go some way to determining who will meet the Pulse in the grand final.
They then travel to Wellington to face the high-flying Pulse on Monday night.
The Tactix face a nervous wait to see if other results go their way if they lose either of their matches this week.
“That collective effort on defence will help us through,” Delaney-Hoshek said ahead of this weekend’s road trip.
The Tactix are second with 32 points, three ahead of the Mystics, but the Auckland team does have a game in hand.
The Mystics face the Steel in Invercargill on Friday before returning to Auckland to face the Tactix.
A single goal separated the Mystics and Tactix in their last match.