If we win, we will still be at least in with a chance in the final round regardless of the result in the other game. A draw in the other game would see us tie with Shanghai on 6 points for second place and that would be our best-case scenario.
If we draw here we would still be in it if it’s a draw or a Kawasaki win in the other game.
If we lose here then a draw in the other game would still keep us in it (I think, I’m not sure on what the tie-breaker rules are), needing a win in our final game against Kawasaki.
If our progress was out of our hands then play the kids but we still have a decent chance of going through and should treat the match as such. There’s 3 full days to recover from the match and travel prior to the semi final. There’s 6 seasons of analysis on Muscat’s Melbourne and it’s the 4th time we’ve played them competitively this season so if those 3 days aren’t enough time to prepare then there are serious issues.