Sydney FC v Adelaide United FFA Cup Final Tips and Predictions - Who will lift the cup?

Gary Emmerson 18 Nov 2017
Bobo of Sydney FC is challenged by Michael Marrone of United

Sydney FC and Adelaide United will battle it out at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night for the first silverware of the season in the FFA Cup Final.

It is the Sky Blues who have home advantage as they bid to win the competition for the first time with the Reds, winners of the inaugural FFA Cup in 2014, the outsiders to win Tuesday's final.

Prediction


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Both sides head into the final on the back of 2-1 wins in the A-League, setting up an intriguing FFA Cup Final at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Adelaide came from a goal down to beat Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night, while Sydney moved back to the top of the A-League ladder after beating Newcastle Jets 2-1 on Saturday.

With home advantage, Graham Arnold's Sydney side are firm favourites to continue their unbeaten run at Allianz which now stretches 20 A-League games.

Sydney have had an easier path to the final than Adelaide, the Sky Blues facing just one A-League club when defeating defending champions Melbourne City, who had beaten them in last year's FFA Cup Final, 2-0 in the quarter-final. 

The Sky Blues also saw off Darwin Rovers 8-0 in the Round of 32, Bankstown Berries 3-0 in the last 16 and South Melbourne 5-1 in the semi-final.

Adelaide, on the other hand, have had to knock off three A-League clubs en route to the final. Marco Kurz's side were 1-0 winners over Newcastle Jets in the Round of 32, 3-0 victors over Melbourne Victory in the last 16 and beat Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 in the semi-final. They also defeated Heidelberg United 3-0 in the quarter-final.

The Reds lost their way in the A-League after securing a spot in the final with the semi-final success over the Wanderers being followed by three straight defeats prior to Thursday's victory over Central Coast.

Predictions and Tips


Sydney FC's home record gives them a signficant advantage and the travels of the last few days make take harm Adelaide last in the game. But expect the Reds to put up a fight for a second FFA Cup Final.

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