A-League Round 22 Fixtures and Tips - Race for a finals spot heating up

Andrew Hendrie 10 Mar 2019
  • A-League Round 22 fixtures and tips
  • Jets continue late push for finals in F3 derby against embattled Mariners
Adelaide face Perth on Friday

Perth Glory will be out to maintain their seven-point buffer at the top of the table when they take on Adelaide United to open A-League Round 22 action on Friday night.

After a weirdly-timed split round, all 10 A-League teams are back in action this weekend as the race for a finals spot heats up.

Glory, who have one hand on the minor premiership, square off against Adelaide in the first game at Coopers Stadium on Friday night. While Perth will be determined to keep and even extend their lead, it’s a massive game for Adelaide, with the Reds in danger of being pegged back by the Newcastle Jets in the late dash for a finals ticket.

Newcastle do battle with Central Coast Mariners in the F3 Derby in the first game on Saturday, with all three points a must for the Hunter side as they chase a finals position. Newcastle are currently four points off Melbourne City in sixth, while the Mariners are coming off an embarrassing 8-2 loss to Wellington last week - ironically, the same scoreline the Jets put on them last season.

Melbourne Victory will be searching for their first win since February 2 when they play host to Brisbane Roar at Marvel Stadium in the second game on Saturday night. Victory lost their last outing to the Jets, while Brisbane were thumped 4-1 by the Wanderers on the weekend.

Two in-form sides collide in the first game on Sunday when Wellington Phoenix entertain Western Sydney Wanderers at Westpac Stadium. Phoenix will be looking to back up their huge win over the Mariners and further cement their top six status, while the Wanderers must win to keep their faint finals chances alive.

Round 22 concludes on Sunday night when Sydney FC meet Melbourne City at Leichhardt Oval. Sydney will be aiming to consolidate their spot in the top two, while City need to win to avoid being dragged into an immediate battle for a finals spot with the Jets.

A-League Round 22 Fixtures


Friday March 15

Adelaide United vs Perth Glory

Saturday March 16

Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners
Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar

Sunday March 17

Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Sydney FC vs Melbourne City

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A-League Round 22 Fixtures and Tips - Race for a finals spot heating up

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