The Queensland derby is at one a piece for the 2018 Super Netball season with the Lightning taking the most recent win by a single goal. 

The Lightning have a slight advantage heading into the match as they previously have had Super Netball finals experience and are the reigning Premiers. 

While the Firebirds missed out by three points, finishing in fifth, during the inaugural Super Netball season.

"It is so great to be back in finals, we're just so excited to take the court," Firebirds captain Gabi Simpson said.

"We've given ourselves that opportunity and we are raring to go," she said.

However, the Firebirds are no strangers to the finals having won three ANZ Premierships with youngsters Tara Hinchliffe, Kim Jenner and Jemma Mi Mi the only players not to be part of the squad for the 2016 Premiership title.

The Firebirds do head into finals with a lot of momentum having defeated top two sides West Coast Fever and Giants Netball in the past four weeks. 

"We've been putting out some pretty special performances but we know this week that we need to put out the most special performance we have and we're excited to have the opportunity to do that," Simpson said. 

The Lightning has had a different run to the semi-finals having to win a do-or-die match against the Melbourne Vixens to clinch fourth spot. 

It almost became a war of words when Geva Mentor accused the Firebirds of lacking respect earlier this week.

"We respect them and we know they respect us," said Lightning defender Karla Pretorius.

The Queensland derby takes place on Sunday at 1pm.