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Perth Glory Vs. Sydney FC - March 26th 2017
The A-League’s top team travel to Perth, with the distinct possibility of clinching the Premier Plate with a win.
With second placed Melbourne Victory playing Brisbane the day before this game, anything less than a victory for the Victory will see the Plate go to Sydney.
What better incentive for Graham Arnold and his men to go for the three points, but they will not have things their own way.
Perth Glory look to have their Finals place all locked up, and a win against the runaway Ladder leaders would send a message to any possible opponents they would face. Perth also have Irish sharpshooter Andy Keogh in their side, but Keogh will have to be at his best to pierce what is a formidable Sydney defence, who have kept clean sheets in their last two games.
Sydney have also lost just one game, and with Bobo in their side, they also have a weapon that rarely misfires. Arnold will have told his charges that it is best to wrap up the Premier Plate as quickly as they can, but with a home draw for finishing fourth in the Ladder still open for the Glory, this game is poised for a cracker.
Milos Ninkovic has been in great form too for Sydney and with he and Bobo proving a real handful for opposition, Perth will need Josh Risdon and Rhys Williams to marshall the defence as tightly as possible.
The odds for a Perth victory are quite high, but a good bet would be for Sydney to win and keep a clean sheet, with Stan James offering 7/2 for a win to nil.
This result may see the Premier Plate decided, but both teams still have much to play for. Perth will want to spoil the party and make things a little easier for the Finals Series, and Sydney will want that trophy wrapped up.