There has been an intense battle at the top of the pile between the defending champions Melbourne City FC and Western United.
both sides are very closely matched but Western United has a game in hand.
Melbourne who plays on super Sunday really has to produce a win to keep up their pace!
But they are not the only team playing on Sunday, so, let’s look at what the A-League has to offer on the best day of the week!
Perth Glory v Adelaide United
Richard Garcia’s team returns home after more than three months on the road on Sunday, just in time for their second home game of the season against Adelaide.
On Thursday, March 3, WA eased its border restrictions, allowing the Glory to return to their home state to face the Reds – the team Perth last faced at HBF Park on November 20, 2021.
The visitors are upbeat after a stoppage-time goal by 16-year-old Nestory Irankunda secured a 2-1 victory over the Mariners, firmly establishing Adelaide in the top four. Carl Veart’s team is the favorite to win all three points against Perth, but a football-deprived audience might make a major difference for a Perth team heading home.
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City
Wellington Phoenix is a squad on the rise, having risen from 12th on the standings to challenge for a spot in the top six. If Ufuk Talay’s side wins against City, the hinges on the door frame may be broken.
The ‘Nix will fancy their chances against City following Patrick Kisnorbo’s side’s last A-League Men’s fixture: a 2-2 draw with Perth Glory in which the reigning champions squandered a two-goal lead – and the chance to go clear of Western United at the top of the league.
Melbourne City fans, on the other hand, will be encouraged by Mathew Leckie’s recent form rise. With six goals in his last seven games, the star Socceroo is one of the competition’s most in-form players.
A-League Women: Adelaide United v Sydney FC (bonus!)
Things are almost down to ceremony on the women’s side of the game and that is why you should keep an eye on this one!
If Sydney FC defeats Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Ante Juric’s side will be crowned A-League Women’s champions.
But, with Fiona Worts leading the Golden Boot race and fellow Reds forward Chelsie Dawber hot on her tail, the Reds will give the Sky Blues a run for their money.
Back-to-back premierships are on the line for Sydney, who might have clinched first place by the time this match goes off, depending on the outcome of Melbourne City vs Western Sydney on Saturday.