Perth v Sydney FC | Sunday, May 19, 6.30pm (AEST), Optus Stadium, Perth 

A new A-League record could be set when Perth Glory and Sydney FC meet in the A-League Grand Final for the first time.


Perth are appearing in their second grand final in the A-League era, their first was a 2-1 defeat to the Roar in Brisbane in 2012, while the last time Perth hosted a grand final was in the old NSL in 2003.
The Premiers’ Plate champions carry plenty of momentum into the A-League decider following their pulsating 3-3 (5-4) win over Adelaide United on penalties. 
Playmaker Diego Castro nabbed a brace, Scott Neville added a third in extra time while gloveman Liam Reddy enjoyed a penalty shootout of a lifetime saving four and scoring his own spot kick as well.


After putting six past the Melbourne Victory in a one-sided Big Blue, Sydney FC are riding a wave of momentum.
Adam le Fondre collected a brace including a penalty, while Aaron Calver, Milos Ninkovic and Alex Brosque all scored one goal apiece. 
The Sky Blues love playing the Glory and have won 10 of their last 11 A-League fixtures against the Glory including a 3-0 victory in their previous finals clash in 2016/17.



The Verdict
Perth might have a 21-6-3 (70.0 percent) record as a home favourite in the A-League since 2016/17 but Sydney FC leads the Glory 20-3-5 since 2010/11. 
There is limited grand final experience in Glory side’s with former Brisbane Roar player Ivan Franjic the only player to have played in a grand final.
Sydney FC, on the other hand, boast a wealth of experience and in their 5th grand final, they’ll have the composure and polish to clinch a fourth A-League grand final victory.
Odds (regular time): Perth 2.32 Draw 3.45 Sydney FC 3.12
Tip: Sydney FC 
Correct score: 1-1 (6.50

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