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A-League final round calculations

NZN 9/04/2017 Emma Kemp

CALCULATIONS FOR THE A-LEAGUE'S FINAL ROUND

1. Sydney FC (63 points, +41 goal difference) - Jets (H)

2. Melbourne Victory (46 points, +17) - Mariners (H)

3. Melbourne City (39 points, +6) - Glory (A)

4. Brisbane Roar (39 points, +5) - Phoenix (H)

5. Perth Glory (36 points, -1) - City (H)

6. Western Sydney Wanderers (35 points, 0) - Adelaide (A)

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MELBOURNE CITY WILL FINISH THIRD IF:

- They beat Perth, or

- They draw with Perth and Brisbane lose, or draw and retain an inferior goal difference, or

- They lose to Perth and Brisbane lose and retain an inferior goal difference

BRISBANE WILL FINISH THIRD IF:

- They beat Wellington and Melbourne City lose or draw, or

- They draw with Wellington and City lose, or

- Both Brisbane and City win, lose or draw and Brisbane can turn a -1 goal difference into an advantage

PERTH WILL:

- Finish third if they beat City by seven or more goals and Brisbane lose

- Finish fourth if they beat City and Brisbane lose by enough to cancel out a six-goal difference

- Finish fifth if they beat City, or; they draw with City and Western Sydney lose or draw, or; they lose to City and Western Sydney lose or draw with an equal or inferior goal difference

WESTERN SYDNEY WILL FINISH FIFTH IF:

- They beat Adelaide and Perth lose or draw

- They draw with Adelaide and Perth lose on an inferior goal difference

NOTE: First and second on the ladder host major semi-finals in the second week of finals. Third and fourth host sudden-death elimination finals against fifth and sixth in the first week of finals.

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