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CAN SYDNEY FC DEFEAT VICTORY IN A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL?

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Sydney FC are set to go head to head with Melbourne Victory at the Hyundai A-League final in the Harbour City.


The big question is if the Sky Blues can get the result one more time this term. Both sides have met three times already this season with Sydney winning each occasion. Ahead of the grand final on Sunday, will they be able to maintain their dominance?

“They’re going to say it’s a one-off game but of course we’re going to take a lot of confidence from beating them three times. You can say that the season doesn’t matter but we’ve got a fantastic record at home,” Sydney defender Alex Wilkinson boasts ahead of the clash.

Wilkinson added that their defensive record, and huge fan base at home would increase their already confidence when they meet Victory. “Obviously they’re going to have to come up here and beat us on our own patch, which no one has done yet. We’re going to go in very confident,” he said.

This is the time for Wilkinson after three times. He was in the 2005/06, 2007/08 and 2010/11 sides that lost the grand final. He has played in Asia in China and South Korea before he returned home. He was with Melbourne City last year before he move to Sydney FC.

The experienced defender said it has been a “great year” for him, adding that he has enjoyed himself. He refused to give much credence to dangerous Victory striker Besart Berisha, saying the focus is one them and not the opponent. He said the team would respect their opponent but that the work lies in the team focusing on what they would do with the ball and when they lose it.

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