A-League Grand Final in 2022
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We are down to the Australian A-League Grand Final 2022 as Melbourne City are set to take on Western United at AAMI Park Stadium on Saturday. Here we have everything about the A-League Grand Final 2022, start time, when and where to watch, and who will win and lift the trophy.

Everything About A-League Grand Final 2022:

  • Finalists: Melbourne City vs Western United
  • Date: Saturday, 28 May 2022
  • Kickoff Time: 9:45 am GMT, 7:45 AEST(GMT+10)
  • Venue: AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne
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When and Where is the A-League Grand Final 2022?

Melbourne City and Western United will lock horns in the Australian A-League Grand Final 2022 to be the Champions on Saturday, at AAMI Park Stadium.

The match will go underway at 9:45 am GMT, which is 10:45 am BST, and 7:45 pm AEST on Saturday, 28 May 2022.

Preview:

Melbourne City, the defending Champions of the A-League, will go head-to-head against Western United in the A-League Grand Final 2022. They will go all guns blazing to secure their second consecutive title.

The Melbourne side have been the most consistent team in the A-League this season. They finished at the top of the table, qualifying directly for the Final Series. They beat Adelaide United by 2-1 goals on aggregate in a two-legged semi-final to qualify for the Grand Final.

Melbourne played Adelaide United for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their semi-final tie. In the 2nd leg at AAMI Park, Melbourne secured a 2-1 goals victory in extra time in an exciting match. They came from a goal behind to make it 1-1 in the 74th minute with Marco Tilio’s excellent equaliser. Jamie Maclaren, the top scorer of the A-League this season, scored his 16th goal early into extra time to lead his team safely over the line.

Melbourne City are undefeated in their last 3 matches, which would give them a lot more confidence in the Grand Final.

Western United are fairly dominant in the A-League season 2021-2022. Most importantly, they have delivered when it mattered the most. The Black and Greens finished 3rd in the table in the playoffs zone. They beat Wellington Phoenix by 1-0 goal in the playoffs to qualify for the Final Series.

In the first leg of their semi-final match, Western United suffered a 1-0 goal defeat against Melbourne Victory. In the 2nd leg, the Black and Greens demolished their opponent by 1-4 goals for a place in the Grand Final. Aleksandar Prijovic scored a brace, and Lachlan Wales and Dylan Wenzel-Halls scored a goal each for Western United.

The 1-4 goals huge win over Melbourne Victory would boost their confidence in the Grand Final. Again, Western United can draw confidence from their recent head-to-head meetings with Melbourne City. In the last 3 matches, Western United have won 2, and drawn 1 with Melbourne City.

The last meeting between Western United and Melbourne City ended in a 2-2 goals draw in March. Western United took a 2-goal lead inside 30 minutes with Leo Lacroix and Rene Krhin scoring a goal each. Melbourne City pulled two back to make it 2-2. Connor Metcalfe and Jamie Maclaren scored a goal each for the Melbourne side.

Prediction:

The A-League Grand Final 2022 is sure to feature an exciting match between the two finest teams. The defending Champions Melbourne City will be the favourite to win the final in front of home crowd.

Moreover, Melbourne City are the most consistent team in the A-League this season. They have reached the Final and it is only a win away to grab their second title in two years.

Nonetheless, Western United showed in the 2nd leg of the semi-final against Melbourne Victory that you cannot simply write them off. They demolished Melbourne Victory by 1-4 goals to reach the Grand Final.

On top of that, the recent meetings are in favor of the Black and Greens. Western United are undefeated in their last 4 matches against Melbourne City, winning 3 and drawing 1.

All these stats promise a mouth-watering clash between Melbourne City and Western United in the A-League Grand Final 2022.

Surprise Sports experts pick Melbourne City to secure a narrow win the final. We predict Melbourne City should win by 1-0 goal over Western United to lift their second consecutive title.

Where to watch A-League Grand Final on TV and Online in 2022?

Fans can use Sky Sports, BT Sports, Channel 10 and all the other major channels to watch the A-League Grand Final on TV between Melbourne City and Western United. The A-League Grand Final will be aired on 10 Play from 7:45 pm AEST.

To live stream the match, fans can use ESPN, 10 Play, Paramount Plus, bet365 and other online live streaming platforms.

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