The Race For Second Is on!
There are only two games left for Sydney FC in the regular season and the race for Final Series spots is really hotting up.
Melbourne City’s win at the weekend over Central Coast Mariners secured their first Premiers Plate, but second place is still wide open.
Your Sky Blues currently sit in second, but any slip ups could see a number of teams attempt to wrestle the key position away from Sydney FC.
Sunday’s Sydney Derby victory means we are three points clear of third placed Adelaide with the same number of games played.
But the situation is changing week-by-week so let’s check out the permutations and see how Sydney FC can book a Semi-Final place, and a valuable week off ahead of the big game.
Adelaide beat Melbourne Victory on Sunday to keep the pressure on, but other results over the weekend certainly helped Sydney FC with Western United losing to Wellington and Mariners 1-0 defeat at City.
Macarthur’s 1-1 draw with Perth Glory dented their chances of landing a top two spot but Brisbane’s 2-1 win at Newcastle keeps them firmly in the mix – especially as the Roar still have four games to play.
So, how can Sydney FC secure second position in the A-League ladder?
Picking up three points at Coopers Stadium by beating Adelaide United on Saturday would leave Sydney FC Members feeling a point would be enough in their final match at Brisbane.
Denying the Roar three points would take the Queensland club out of contention for second and the draw would leave only Central Coast Mariners and Macarthur FC capable of catching us – and our goal difference is superior to both of those teams.
Of course, winning our final two matches would ensure no team could catch Sydney FC and that is the only objective in Head Coach Steve Corica’s planning.
It’s the closest race for years, so don’t miss any of the action. Tune in on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports or the My Football Live app to see Sydney FC’s clash with Adelaide this Sunday.
- Adelaide United v Sydney FC – Coopers Stadium – Saturday 29th May (KO 7pm AEST)
- Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC – Moreton Daily Stadium – Saturday 5th June (KO 3pm AEST)