The Western Sydney Wanderers need to win their sudden death semi final this Saturday against the Central Coast Mariners at Parramatta Stadium to reach their second consecutive Grand Final.
The Wanderers are coming off a big 5-0 win in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night, while the Mariners lost in their final group match on Wednesday night, seeing them knocked out of the competition in the process, while the Wanderers will play their next match shortly after the Grand Final.
The Wanderers scraped into the finals with a 3-2 win over Melbourne Heart, but this will mean little when they face the Mariners on Saturday night at home.
Wanderers coach Tony Popovic will have a strong squad to draw on, with only two long term injuries preventing him from selecting players for the sudden death match.
Popovic will be happy with the win mid-week, but will know it will count for little when they take to the field, against a difficult opposition, who beat them 2-1 in Gosford only a matter of weeks ago.
Central Coast coach Phil Moss will be pleased with the end of the Mariners’ season, but knows they will find the going difficult, having travelled back from their ACL match mid week, and will have only hours at home before heading to Wanderland for their sudden death match, with a loss to boot for the visitors.
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