A-League Grand Final: Everything you need to know as Melbourne City take on Central Coast


Everything you need to know about the A-League grand final: How to watch, the danger men for Melbourne City and Central Coast – and a fearless prediction

  • Melbourne City play Central Coast Mariners in Grand Final
  • Rado Vidosic’s City chasing a 2022/23 season A-League double
  • Decider in Sydney, June 3 at Commbank Stadium from 7.45pm

After what has been an action-packed season, all roads lead to Sydney this weekend when Melbourne City FC tackle the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League Grand Final at CommBank Stadium.

For the first time in the competition’s history dating back to 2005, the decider will be staged at a neutral venue after a deal was struck with the NSW Government late last year for a reported $10million.

While plenty of football supporters weren’t happy with the arrangement – which is set in stone until 2025 – high quality games and plenty of goals followed in the lead up to the semi-finals.

Melbourne City won their third successive Premiers Plate – but the Mariners kept them honest.

The big dance will see the two most consistent teams square off, and who doesn’t love a David versus Goliath sporting battle over 90 minutes with the possibility of extra time and penalties?

Respective A-League skippers Scott Jamieson (Melbourne City, left) and Danny Vukovic (Central Coast) ahead of the Grand Final this weekend

Respective A-League skippers Scott Jamieson (Melbourne City, left) and Danny Vukovic (Central Coast) ahead of the Grand Final this weekend

Marco Tulio arrived at the Mariners with an impressive pedigree - and has delivered in spades

Marco Tulio arrived at the Mariners with an impressive pedigree – and has delivered in spades

Socceroo Mat Leckie has achieved plenty in his career - and is eyeing off more silverware on Saturday night

Socceroo Mat Leckie has achieved plenty in his career – and is eyeing off more silverware on Saturday night

Daily Mail Australia has all the important details ahead of the A-League Grand Final.

When is it?

Saturday, June 3, from 7.45pm. Tickets here.

Where is it being played?

CommBank Stadium in Parramatta in Sydney’s west.

How can I watch or listen?

Live on Channel 10 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, 10 Bold in Perth, 10 Play and live on Paramount+.

Who is refereeing?

Chris Beath – who will also retire at fulltime.

Josh Nisbet has been an unsung hero for the Mariners all season - and was once on a youth contract for $100 a week at Gosford

Josh Nisbet has been an unsung hero for the Mariners all season – and was once on a youth contract for $100 a week at Gosford

Jordan Bos' (pictured right) form has been so electric this season he made his Socceroos debut and recently secured a move to Belgium

Jordan Bos’ (pictured right) form has been so electric this season he made his Socceroos debut and recently secured a move to Belgium

Aiden O'Neill has been a constant in City's midfield - this is tipped to be his final game for the club, with clubs calling from Asia and Europe

Aiden O’Neill has been a constant in City’s midfield – this is tipped to be his final game for the club, with clubs calling from Asia and Europe

The teams 

Melbourne City

Have an embarrassment of attacking riches to call on, notably golden boot winner Jamie Maclaren, Socceroos winger Mat Leckie and young gun Marco Tilio.

Have been the yardstick all season and will be hard to beat. 

Central Coast Mariners

The competition surprise packet, who thrive as underdogs. Max Balard and Josh Nisbet set the tone in midfield, with strikers Jason Cummings and Marco Túlio providing the finesse up front.

Coach Nick Montgomery will look to cap off a wonderful season with another high profile scalp on the big stage.

Fearless prediction

Mariners 2-1, Jason Cummings with the winner. 



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