Mon, Nov 20, 3:55pm by Head Editor
Date and Time: Tuesday November 21, 7:30pm
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
TV: Live on Fox Sports
Sydney FC will be looking to avenge last season’s FFA Cup Final defeat to Melbourne City, when they host Adelaide United in the final of this year’s competition on Tuesday night.
The hosts are $1.75 favourites to lift the cup for the first time, while Adelaide are out at $4.50 to win their second in four years. The draw after 90 minutes is at $3.75.
Of course, being a final, there must be a result, and the Sky Blues are even shorter at $1.40 to lift the cup via any of regulation time, extra time or penalties. The Reds are out at $2.90.
The finalists were among 735 teams who entered the fourth edition of the premier association football knockout cup in Australia, being A-League clubs, they both entered the tournament in the Round of 32.
Graham Arnold’s squad are heading into this decider in great touch, their 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets on Saturday night was their fifth victory in seven games.
Last season’s A-League Champions qualified for their second Cup final in as many years with a 5-1 semi-final win over South Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium.
While Sydney’s road to the final saw them meet just one A-League club, it was a much different story for their opponents, who had to move past three other A-League clubs to reach Tuesday’s decider.
After winning though to this final with a 2-1 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers, United have hit some trouble in the league, losing three straight games.
They did snap that run of losses with an important 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners last Thursday, but this match is a step-up in class.
The Sky Blues have been in incredible form at home, they haven’t lost at this venue since January 2016, a run of 20 straight games. We’re taking the A-League ladder-leaders to be too strong here and add another trophy to the cabinet at Allianz Stadium.
Suggested Bet: Sydney FC to be leading at Half-Time and win (90 minutes): $2.70
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