Mon, Oct 23, 3:21pm by Head Editor
Date and Time: Tuesday October 24, 7:30pm AEDT
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
TV: Fox Sports
A blockbuster FFA Cup Semi-Final is set to take place on Tuesday night at Sydney’s Campbelltown Stadium, with the winner to take on Sydney FC in the final on November 21.
Despite losing their long-time coach Tony Popovic on the eve of the season, the Wanderers haven’t missed a beat, and are unbeaten in their first three A-League games of the season.
They won through to the final four of this competition after defeating National Premier League (NPL) club Blacktown City via a penalty shootout and are now $1.85 to reach the final for the first time.
Oriel Riera scored twice in that game, including a brilliant header in the 110th minute, which ensured that the game went to penalties. The Spanish striker has been unstoppable in Cup competition this season, scoring in every round, he’s a $2.40 favourite to score again in this one.
Just like the Wanderers, Adelaide are also unbeaten over the first three rounds of the A-League, winning one and drawing two. Their last outing was a 2-2 draw with Melbourne Victory, thanks to a double from veteran midfielder Vince Lia.
The Reds qualified for this final-four clash, with a 3-0 win over Victorian NPL club Heidelberg United in the final eight. The visitors are $4 outsiders to win through to the final for the first time since they lifted the trophy in 2014.
Marco Kurz’s side haven’t conceded a goal in this competition, and in fact, the Reds haven’t conceded in the first half against Western Sydney in each of their last seven meetings.
Having impressed against Australia’s best team at the moment – Sydney FC – on the weekend, and being at home, we’re taking the Wanderers to win through to the final for the first time.
Suggested Bet: Wanderers to win: $1.85
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