The Firebirds are one of three Suncorp Super Netball teams looking for the first win of the 2019 season.

They come into the match off the back of a 57-57 draw against the competition favourites Collingwood Magpies. Just like their opening game against the Melbourne Vixens, the Queenslanders had a fantastic first half but let their opposition back into the match.

"We've had a great first half and I think now we need to string together four amazing quarters," Firebirds goal attack Gretel Tippett said.

However, they are coming up against the odds with the Lightning winning three of their five previous meetings to the Firebirds one victory.

"It always nice to win in your home state and be the number one team but it's a long season as well, this is game three," Tippett said.

"We want to improve every game so we are looking to do that this week."

The Lightning put up a club high score of 80 goals against West Coast Fever last round. The 25 goal win in the 2018 grand final re-match came after their first-round loss to the Magpies.

However, coming up against their state rivals, they know that they have to be prepared.

"You always got to be quite mindful that last week was last week and you've got to look forward," Lightning goal attack Stephanie Wood said.

"Firebirds are a completely different team to what Fever are so we've got to do out homework on how they play to make sure we are prepared and we don't get caught napping.

"There is a bit of rivalry, you want to be the number one team in Queensland so I encourage everyone to come down and watch the game."

It's also a special match for Tippett who is just three goals away from her 1000th national league goal. However, the 25-year-old had no idea she might be making the milestone until Catherine Clark mentioned it at the season launch.

"I'm really excited but I'll try not to think about it though," she said.

The Firebirds and Lightning will come head to head at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday (May 12) at 1pm.