A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL
SYDNEY FC v MELBOURNE VICTORY
The A-league grand final is upon us and I doubt many would be surprised with the two teams contesting it. Sydney FC, the record breakers and by far most classiest A-league side in history booked their finals places months ago and easily walked into the grand final with a first half demolition of the Perth Glory. Melbourne Victory were always the second best team in the competition this year and apart from a few questionable losses during the season, they were quite stellar and deserve their place in the final. There's not much anyone else can say about these teams as if you've been following the league week in week out, then you'd already know which players are going to be the ones to make a difference
The history between these teams speaks for itself. Over the years both teams have had monumental wins and have been part of some of the most memorable games to date and with the current state of both teams, this shapes up to be a classic. The ball is well and truly in Sydney FC's court. They are the ones who have everything to lose after a season that only produced one loss against the WSW. They are firm favourites to lift the cup and rightfully so, however the Grand Final is a one off match where anything can happen and Melbourne Victory would be the team that you'd fancy to give Sydney a run here.
Besart Berisha proved all the doubters wrong again when he rose up and headed in the winner against Brisbane Roar last week and if he continues his remarkable finals record, then his name will more than likely be on the scoresheet again. Add in Rojas and Broxham (who played superbly last week) and all of a sudden Melbourne look a lot more dangerous in a one off game.
Whatever happens in the match, both teams need to be congratulated for making the final and Sydney especially for breaking a plethora of records. The fact it's a final means anything can happen and it wouldn't be a surprise.
Until next year. Good luck and keep smiling.
WEEK RESULTS STAKES ROI Grand Final -5 5 -100% Finals Week Two +23 10 230% Finals Week One -10 10 -100% Week Twenty-Six -6.65 15 -44% Week Twenty-Five +12.9 22 59% Week Twenty-Four -2.5 14 -18% Week Twenty-Three +15.83 19 83% Week Twenty-Two -11.25 18 -63% Week Twenty-One -1.79 16 -11% Week Twenty +2.24 16 14% Week Nineteen +20 11 182% Week Eighteen +12.16 11 111% Week Seventeen -5.88 15 -39% Week Sixteen -2.5 11 -23% Week Fifteen -15 15 -100% Week Fourteen +0.93 17 4% Week Thirteen +5.5 13 42% Week Twelve +3.05 18 17% Week Eleven -7.18 13 -55% Week Ten -2.07 18 -12% Week Nine +0.51 15 3% Week Eight -20 20 -100% Week Seven -3.22 16 -20% Week Six +10.2 14 73% Week Five -16 16 -100% Week Four -0.27 15 -2% Week Three -4.6 13 -35% Week Two -0.70 12 -6% Week One +1.05 12 9% Total -7.24 420 -2%