Westfield W-League Finals Scenarios

WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE LADDER AFTER ROUND 13

Here is how the Westfield W-League ladder stands with one round to play:

  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sydney FC 11 7 1 3 20 11 9 22
Canberra United 11 6 2 3 28 20 8 20
Perth Glory 11 6 2 3 21 18 3 20
Melbourne City FC 11 5 2 4 17 14 3 17
Newcastle Jets 11 4 3 4 18 16 2 15
Brisbane Roar FC 12 4 1 7 15 21 -6 13
Western Sydney Wanderers 11 4 1 6 14 28 -14 13
Adelaide United 11 2 5 4 26 24 2 11
Melbourne Victory 11 2 3 6 16 23 -7 9

 

FINAL ROUND (14) FIXTURES:

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC

Canberra United v Melbourne Victory

Adelaide United v Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Perth Glory

Bye: Brisbane Roar

 

FINALS FORMAT

Semi Finals

4–5 February 2017

1st-placed team v 4th-placed team (A)

2nd-placed team v 3rd-placed team (B)

Grand Final

12 February 2017

Winner Semi Final A v Winner Semi Final B

 

With the Westfield W-League Top Four as tight as ever heading into the final round, FFA Statistician Andrew Howe put together all the scenarios for the top end of the table this weekend. 

 

Scenarios for the make-up of the final top 4 (finals contestants)

 

SYDNEY FC, CANBERRA UNITED and PERTH GLORY are each guaranteed a top 4 finish, and each have a chance of finishing on top of the final ladder and therefore becoming Premiers.

 

The remaining top 4 team will come from Friday's Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC match. A win for Newcastle will guarantee the Jets fourth position on the final ladder. A draw or win to Melbourne City FC will see the Melbourne side finish in the top four. Melbourne City FC can finish as high as second.

 

For SYDNEY FC to finish as Premiers they need to:

- defeat Adelaide United on Sunday; OR

- draw against Adelaide United and rely on Canberra United not defeating Melbourne Victory (by any margin) and Perth Glory not defeating Western Sydney Wanderers by a winning margin that would better Sydney FC's goals for and against record. Currently Sydney FC have a 6 goal better goal difference than Perth Glory.

Sydney FC could also finish as Premiers even if they lose against Adelaide, provided neither Canberra nor Perth win their final round matches. 

 

For CANBERRA UNITED to finish as Premiers they need to defeat Melbourne Victory on Saturday and rely on Sydney FC to lose or draw to Adelaide United, and Perth not to defeat Western Sydney by a winning margin that would better Canberra United's goals for and against record. Going into the final round, Canberra's for/against record stands at 28/20 (+8) compared to Perth's 21/18 (+3).

 

For PERTH GLORY to finish as Premiers they need to defeat Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday and rely on the following scenarios:

- Canberra to draw or lose to Melbourne Victory, and Sydney FC to lose to Adelaide United; OR

- Canberra to draw or lose to Melbourne Victory, and Sydney FC to draw against Adelaide United provided Perth finish with a better goals for and against record.

Perth could also finish as Premiers with a Canberra win provided Sydney FC lose and Perth finish with a better goals for and against record to Canberra.

Going into the final round, Perth's for/against record stands at 21/18 (+3) compared to Sydney's 20/11 (+9) and Canberra's 28/20 (+8).

 

An exciting weekend of football beckons, so make sure you get to McKellar Park for our ACTEWAGL Matchday this Saturday at 4PM!