The battle for sixth: previous meetings in the 2017/18 Season

It’s going to be an epic finale to the 2018 Hyundai A-League regular season with a mouth-watering battle for sixth spot.

Three teams - Western Sydney Wanderers, Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory – enter the final round with a shot of playing in the Finals Series.

The Wanderers are in the box seat, currently sixth, meaning a win over Adelaide on Sunday is enough to book their spot.

But should they falter, both the Glory and Roar have the chance to pounce when they face-off on Saturday night.

Ahead of this weekend’s match-ups, we look back at how these fixtures panned out earlier in the campaign.

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v ADELAIDE UNITED

Round 8 – Reds 2-0 Wanderers

In a controversial encounter, Ryan Kitto was the difference with his brace either side of the break enough for the Reds to beat a 10-man Wanderers.

The visitors has skipper Robbie Cornthwaite sent off for a second yellow card on 20 minutes, the latter for a contentious handball.

Round 15 – Wanderers 1-1 Reds

Another entertaining affair ended all square at ANZ Stadium with the Reds scoring late to snatch a point.

Defender Jack Clisby scored his first Hyundai A-League goal early in the second half to give the Wanderers the lead before substitute Apostolos Stamatelopoulos – who’d only been on the pitch for a couple of minutes - netted with less than five minutes to go.

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Adelaide's Nikola Mileusnic gets a shot away during the 1-1 draw at ANZ Stadium.
Adelaide's Nikola Mileusnic gets a shot away during the 1-1 draw at ANZ Stadium.

BRISBANE ROAR v PERTH GLORY

Round 12 – Roar 1-2 Glory

In a clash in mid-December, two goals in two minutes late in the second-half provided Glory with the perfect Christmas gift.

Massimo Maccarone’s first half goal looked to have Roar heading towards all three points until Glory’s big guns stole the show inside the last ten minutes as skipper Andy Keogh and Spanish superstar Diego Castro both found the net.

Round 17 – Roar 3-2 Glory

One of the games of the season saw Glory come from behind on two occasions before substitute Brett Holman landed the killer blow for Roar 17 minutes from time.

Chris Harold scored a brace for the visitors at Suncorp Stadium, first cancelling out Avraam Papadopoulos’ early opener before replying to Ivan Franjic’s goal on the hour mark.

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Brett Holman celebrates his goal against Perth.
Brett Holman celebrates his goal against Perth.