Sydney FC need arch-rivals Western Sydney Wanderers to perform a massive favor by not allowing Wellington Phoenix an A-League win on Thursday night at the CommBank Stadium.
After this finals-bound Central Coast Mariners 2-0 win against Brisbane Roar on Tuesday night there’s only one remaining spot within the top six teams in the competition.
Sixth spot is currently held by the Phoenix The Phoenix are currently in sixth place, with Sydney being the only team with who has the chance to take their place within the top 6.
Sky Blues are currently in the middle of nowhere. Sky Blues are five points from their Kiwi outfit, and both teams playing in two remaining regular season games.
If the Phoenix defeat their opponents the Wanderers in the final on Thursday evening the Five-time A-League winners Sydney will be out of in the semi-finals for only the second time since the 2015-16 season.
But, if the Wanderers triumph or the match finishes with a draw for Sydney, their little hopes of making the finals in play.
“It’s in our hands at the moment,” Phoenix coach Uduk Talay told to reporters.
“We’ve been given a vital match against Western Sydney, where we hope to get a win and secure our place at the very top of the table.
“It’s very important that we do the job that we need to do to get ourselves in the position that we want to be in.”
The Wanderers are currently in ninth place and are likely to miss the finals for the fifth time in a row.
Western Sydney coach Mark Rudan explained that the Wanderers wanted to show their appreciation to their fans with a victory during the closing home fixture of this season’s A-League season.
“The focus is winning the game at home – our fans deserve that,” Rudan said.