The climax of the 2020/21 A-League season is upon us, and a repeat of last year’s final is whetting the appetite of soccer fans across the land. Having begun in November 2020, the A-League season will finally draw to a close at AAMI Park as Melbourne City take on Sydney FC. Sydney are chasing their 6th A-League Championship final whilst it is seemingly now or never for Melbourne City as they chase their first major title.
Here are our top betting picks for the 2020/21 A-League Grand Final:
A-League Grand Final Tips
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
Melbourne City ($2.4)
Sydney FC ($3.05)
In a repeat of last year’s A-League final, Melbourne City take on Sydney FC – with both sides laying justified claim to being the strongest outfits in the division this year. Melbourne City won the league leaders shield for the first time in their history and romped home during the regular season whilst Sydney FC came good when it mattered at the end of the campaign.
It is the final the country has been waiting for as Premiership winners Melbourne City take on second placed Sydney FC
Despite being so often the nearly men, Melbourne City have been knocking on the door for a few seasons without getting over the line, but their league leaders shield triumph suggests they are ready to challenge Sydney FC here. There is a sense of at the club that Melbourne City finally look to have the tools to go all the way in the A League Championship. They were comfortably the best team during the regular season and such was the consistency demonstrated throughout the campaign, no side was able to catch them. Jamie Maclaren leads the way on the scoring chart for Melbourne City this season and his clinical finishing could prove invaluable here.
Serial winners Sydney FC will be looking to make it three A-League Championship titles in a row and their form of late has been excellent. Their win over Adelaide United in the semi-finals was a real indicator that they are back to their best and they look bang up for this one. Spirited showings in the second half of the season saw them finish just two points behind Melbourne City, who were very much the team to all campaign. Adam Le Fondre is a natural born goal scorer and he will be eager to add to his tally, in what is a crucial game for the club.
Key Bets for the A-League Grand Final
Both Teams To Score – YES – $1.64 – A League Finals are notoriously cagey encounters but both teams are blessed with attacking talent and will fancy their chances of scoring on the biggest stage in Australian club football – Bet @ Sportsbet
Over 2.5 Goals In The Game – $1.8 – Neither side will want to die wondering here and with fans scheduled to be in attendance, it should be a really exciting game at AAMI Park – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adam Le Fondre to score anytime – $1.95 – Former Premier League striker Adam Le Fondre is more than proven at this level and he tends to turn up in the big games for Sydney FC – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win the match – $2.4 – Sydney FC will push Melbourne City all the way here, but the blues look to be ready to make the step up and they should prevail here – Bet @ Sportsbet
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match and both teams to score ($4.2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Score Prediction: Melbourne City to win 2-1 – $9 – Bet @ Sportsbet
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