The 2017 A-League Grand Final is on for Sunday coming and will be played on the turf of the Sydney Football Club at Allianz Stadium.
They will face the Melbourne Victory in the 12th Grand Final since the inception of the A-League.
AS has been the case with many of the countries’ turf-based sporting venues, there has been the same sort of concern over the condition of the soccer pitch at Allianz Stadium as there was at the end of April, when it took two attempts at Royal Randwick to produce one official Sydney Cup result.
Initially, there was discussion about moving the Saturday night Super Rugby game between the NSW Waratahs and the Auckland Blues, but the decision was made to have the game proceed as originally scheduled.
Sydney FC is closely monitoring the condition of winger Bernie Ibini, who suffered a hamstring injury in the Sydney FC 3 – 0 win over the Perth Glory.
Melbourne Victory holds a slight edge against Sydney FC. The two sides have met 41 times, with the Victory claiming 13 wins to 11 for Sydney.
Based on this season’s play, however, Sydney FC would seem to be unstoppable, having only one loss and limiting their competitors to only 12 goals in the 27 times they have played this season.
Sportsbet agrees with us, quoting Sydney FC at $1.83 and Melbourne Victory at $4.33.