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Adelaide United vs Sydney FC A-League Preview and Team News - Sydney to win again in FFA Cup rematch

Andrew Hendrie 29 Nov 2017
  • Adelaide United take on Sydney FC in the A-League on Friday night
  • Sydney beat Adelaide in the FFA Cup final two weeks ago
Adelaide host Sydney on Friday night

Adelaide United will have revenge on their minds when they play host to Sydney FC as the two sides launch A-League Round 9 action at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

A fiery encounter is on the cards this Friday night as Adelaide and Sydney square off in a rematch of the FFA Cup final.

Sydney prevailed 2-1 in extra-time a couple of weeks ago to claim the FFA Cup silverware at Allianz Stadium in a match that has been mostly remembered for its controversial finish - namely Adelaide’s Michael Marrone colliding into a ball boy that sparked an all-in scuffle on the sideline.

Marrone has been handed a four-game ban (with two games suspended) and will miss Friday’s rematch, while he’s also apologised to the ball boy in question.

Nevertheless, the incident has lit the fuse for another fiery showdown between the last two winners of the A-League premiership.

Sydney are once again dominant at the top of the table, winning three games in seven days last week, including a 3-1 triumph over Brisbane Roar on the weekend.

Adelaide meanwhile head into this contest after a 2-0 victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers, becoming the first team to beat the former Asian champions this season.

The Reds have been a much-improved outfit this season and could have star man Johan Absolonson back from injury, but toppling Sydney remains a mammoth task. It’s been a big last week or so for the Sky Blues, but Sydney aren’t champion for nothing. Expect them to claim another win over the Reds on Friday night.

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  • Sydney are unbeaten in their last four games against Adelaide
  • Adelaide were unbeaten against Sydney in the previous four
  • Sydney have won their last three meetings by a combined scoreline of 8-1

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Adelaide United vs Sydney FC A-League Preview and Team News - Sydney to win again in FFA Cup rematch

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