Melbourne City had to make do with a third-place finish in the A-League regular season and a subsequent appearance in the elimination finals stage of the play-offs where they play host to the Brisbane Roar.
The final day of the regular A-League season has thrown up a couple of interesting ties, and one of these will take place at the ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
For Wellington Phoenix the only thing left to play for is pride. A win for them and a defeat for Central Coast Mariners would at least see them avoid picking up the wooden spoon in what has been a season to forget.
We have reached sudden death for both Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar as they go into their final A-League game of the regular season knowing that it is winner takes it all. However, even victory might not be enough to secure a place in the play-offs.
It has been a less than remarkable season for Central Coast Mariners. The only thing left to play for is avoiding finishing bottom of the table and the subsequent award of the wooden spoon that would follow. Here's our preview.
With Sydney FC already crowned winners of the regular season and being awarded the Premier Plate for their efforts, there could be an element of celebration in the air as they go into their final game of this phase of the season.
Sydney FC confirmed top spot in the regular season last weekend and subsequently have been awarded the Premier Plate as the best team in the first phase of the competition. However, Graham Arnold’s men will have victory in the Grand Final in their sights in a few weeks.
Melbourne Victory have secured a top six spot and with that, entry into the play-offs. The challenge now for Kevin Muscat’s side is to make sure they stay in the top four and in turn...
This is without the doubt the most interesting clash of the weekend and the one that arguably has the most riding on it too. That is because both teams aspire to reach the play-off series...
With the top two spots in the A-League table blocked out, the challenge for Melbourne City is to make sure they finish in the top four and in turn secure a home tie in the play-offs. To do so, they require just one win from their last two matches...
Newcastle Jets have secured second place in the regular season A-League table and with that they move straight into the semi-final stage of the play-offs. With that in mind, Ernie Merrick may well use this upcoming clash with Perth Glory as an opportunity to rest...
After cutting the gap at the top of the A-League table to just five points, the Newcastle Jets slipped up last weekend at the hands of Adelaide United and therefore have ceded further ground to table-toppers Sydney FC.
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