The facts and figures of the A-League grand final between Perth and Sydney FC.
A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL
Perth v Sydney FC
Sunday, May 19 - 4:30pm, 6:30pm (AEST)
Optus Stadium, Perth
* Premiers - 18 wins, 6 draws, 3 losses, +33 goal difference
* Defeated Adelaide United 3-3 (5-4 on penalties) in semi-final
After a bumper off-season of recruitment, Tony Popovic's side started with a bang and didn't let up. The Glory sat on top of the A-League table since round four and were deserved premiers. It almost went awry in a madhouse semi-final against Adelaide United but, after surviving a penalty shootout, Perth will host their first grand final in the A-League era.
* Second-placed finishers - 16 wins, 4 draws, 7 losses, +14 goal difference
* Defeated Melbourne Victory 6-1 in semi-final
Sydney FC passed their second last test of the season, a Big Blue semi-final, with flying colours; a 6-1 demolition that shows they're not just making up the numbers in the grand final. Steve Corica, in his first season as head coach, has plenty of talent and motivation in Sky Blue; the core of the squad were there last season when they believed they should have been champions.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Overall: Perth 9 wins, Sydney 25 wins, 9 draws
Rd 9 - Perth 1-2 Sydney FC, HBF Park
Rd 12 - Glory 3-1 Sydney, HBF Park
Rd 26 - Sydney 1-0 Perth, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Perth: 2 (NSL 2002-03, 2003-04)
Sydney FC: 3 (A-League 2005-06, 2009-10, 2016-17)