Jets to finish bottom
Perth Glory's win over Melbourne Victory in round 19 meant that champions Newcastle Jets will finish bottom of the ladder in the A-League this season.
Jets can only finish with a maximum of 21 points after losing away to table topping Adelaide United.
Central Coast Mariners lost its battle to stay third against Queensland Roar in a high scoring match where they lost 4-3. The Roar have a game in hand and if they were to win that match against Adelaide then would slip to second. Despite losing by an odd-goal to Sydney FC, the Wellington Phoenix is still in the run to reach the finals. They have a home match against Adelaide and an away match against Victory.
Adelaide's stay at the top has been underpinned by an excellent home form as shown by the home matches table below:
|Adelaide United FC||10||17||25|
|Central Coast Mariners||10||6||17|
Adelaide has only lost five points at home in ten matches but they have just one more match to play at home.
On the other hand the Roar has been sustained by its away form and so the postponed match between the Roar and Adelaide will should be an interesting encounter.