August 10, 2018

The Premiership race all comes down to 90 minutes with this week’s Round 22 fixtures set to be a scintillating end to the National Premier Leagues NSW regular season.

All 12 matches will take place simultaneously making for a huge afternoon of action this Sunday.

APIA Leichhardt Tigers and Sydney Olympic FC go into the final game locked on 45 points a piece but with APIA’s superior goal difference giving them the upper hand in the race for the Premiership trophy.

A win for the Tigers on Sunday will be enough for them to take home the title for the second straight year, however if they slip up the door will be wide open for Olympic to pip them to the finish line in first place.

The last finals spot is also on the line with Rockdale City Suns and Marconi Stallions fighting to keep their season alive.

The two teams are locked on 30 points but Marconi has a narrow goal difference advantage of three goals.

A win for Marconi against Wollongong Wolves should be enough for them to snap up fifth spot but Rockdale will be out to put as many goals as they can past bottom side Sydney FC to ensure their place in the playoffs.

Sydney Olympic v Sydney United 58, 3pm Sunday at Belmore Sports Ground – Live streamed on Facebook.

It all comes down to this for Sydney Olympic with their hopes of premiership glory on the line as they host Sydney United 58 FC on Sunday.

While their fate is not entirely in their hands, Olympic will be doing everything they can to secure a historic premiership win for the club.

They come into the game on the back of a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of Wollongong Wolves and will be more determined than before to secure all three points.

Their opponents Sydney United 58 were also victorious in Round 21 with a 1-0 triumph against reigning Championship holders Manly United FC.

United 58 have tied up third place and a spot in the finals with the result in Sunday’s game making no impact on their final placing.

Alejandro Sanchez has scored 17 goals this season for Olympic and once again the responsibility will be on the shoulders of the Spaniard to find the back of the net for his side.

Despite a brief slump towards the back end of the season, Olympic have been the pace setters this year and willl be hurting that they are not in complete control of their Premiership title chances.

United 58 have little to play for in this game but that doesn’t mean they are going to take it easy against one of their biggest rivals.

It would be no surprise to see coach Miro Valstelica rest one or two of his main stars for this match and potentially blood young talent from United 58’s Under 20’s squad.

Nevertheless they are sure to put up a fight and will be looking to go into the finals with momentum.

This game could be a historic moment for Olympic fans and is sure to be an exciting contest.

 

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