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Sydney FC vs Melbourne City FC, A-League Grand Final, Match Prediction

Sydney FC will be squaring off against Melbourne City FC for the title clash in the Grand Final of A-League 2019-20. 

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Sydney FC takes on Melbourne City to defend their A-League title on Sunday. Sydney FC won the 2018/19 edition of the A-League and they’re eying to clinch record 5th league title to went past Melbourne Victory who had 4 titles. Sydney-based Outfit claimed a 2-0 victory against Perth Glory in the semifinal after the 24th-minute strike from Ninkovic and 28th-minute strike Fondre. Sydney FC has more reliability on striker Adam Le Fondre who has scored 19 goals this season but their defense created errors in a couple of last league fixtures which may cost them in the title defense. In the last five league fixtures, Sydney suffered three defeats, and two games ended in a draw. The current performance put them behind on the Championship Final. 

Meanwhile, Melbourne City are entering into their maiden A-League final after defeating in-form Western United by 2-0 in the semifinal. The city has the best opportunity to add a maiden A-League Championship glory on Sunday and they require some clinical performances from Jamie Maclaren and Lachlan Wales. Maclaren has notched up 20 goals this season and also netted a goal through the penalty in the semifinal to give Melbourne an early lead. The final debutants had earlier defeated Sydney 2-0 this month. After a goalless first half, Noone and Mclaren netted winning goals in 57th and 68th minute to give their side a win. The current form makes City favourites in the final if McLaren has a great day on the field and the defense makes error for Sydney. 

Possible Lineups 

Sydney FC 

Michael Zullo will be back for the final which is the big boost for Sydney FC. They may field the same eleven on Sunday.

Lineup: Redmayne; King, Wilkinson, McGowan, Van Der Saag; Ninkovic, Caceres, Brattan, Baumjohann; Le Fondre, Buhagiar

A-League form: W L D D L

Melbourne City 

Scott Jamieson is not available for the selection due to personal reasons. 

Lineup: Glover; Galloway, Good, Windbichler, Delbridge; Berenguer, Brilliante, Luna; Colakovski, MacLaren, Wales

A-League form: W D W L W

Key Players 

Sydney FC 

Adam Le Fondre – 19 goals 

Milos Ninkovic – 5 goals & 3 assists 

Melbourne City FC

Jamie Maclaren – 20 goals & 4 assists 

Craig Noone – 5 goals & 7 assists 


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