Having written a blog piece a few weeks ago about the bittersweet relationship Sydney FC was enjoying with its Italian marquee signing, A-League coverage over the past week appears to suggest that my sinister wish for the two to part ways has come true. Indeed I should have heeded the advice, ‘be careful what you wish for’ a little better.
This weekend will see the semi-finals of the Hyundai A-League played to determine which two teams will contest for the title of A-League Champions on 4 May.
Of note is the fact that these teams are the same four that played out last year’s semi-finals, with the Wanderers vanquishing the Roar 2-0 to progress to the final, and Central Coast defeating the Victory 1-nil. The Mariners would go on to be crowned the A-League Champions for the 2012-13 season with a 2-0 victory.
Given the bi-annual symmetry, the meaningful statistics of the last two years of competition have been dug out, to bring you the telling facts and figures that will predict with 100 per cent certainty, the semi-final winners and grand-final competitors for the 2013-14 season. You’re welcome!
The second last round of the Hyundai A-League regular season is upon us this weekend, with positions 2 to 6 still undecided and a few crucial fixtures to be played out. With an impressive 2 out 5 tips proven successful last round, G’day League is here to give you all the news,facts and predictions for this week’s matches.
Only three rounds are left in the regular season of the Hyundai A-League and this week’s fixtures see a few timely match ups that will go a long way to deciding top-4 and top-6 finals qualification.
With Brisbane Roar having wrapped up the Premiership last week in their 1-nil victory over the Melbourne Victory, attention is now turning to the relative position of the other 5 teams in this years final’s fixtures, with positions 2 to 7 all within 6 points of each other. This week will see both the Wanderers and the Victory try to guarantee home semi-finals while Sydney FC, Wellington and Melbourne Heart will all try to keep their finals opportunities alive against higher-placed opposition.