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Round 22 NPLSA Preview

We are set for a HUGE final round as teams are hunting a top 6 finals spot, while others are trying to avoid relegation in National Premier League – SA competition as we head into Round 22.

2021 - Competition Kit - Round 22
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Cumberland United vs Adelaide United

Sat 18 Sep - 7:30PM

Bailey Reserve, Clarence Gardens

Referee: Garry Powers

H2H - First Div League (1980-2021)

5 meetings (Cumberland 3 wins, Adel Utd 1 win, Draws 1)

H2H - First Div League @ Parks (1980-2021)

2 meetings (Cumberland 2 wins)

Cumberland United are not out of the woods from relegation, but their +5 goal difference compared to Croatia, may just allow them to survive relegation if they lose to United and Croatia wins.

This fixture has never been played at night.

Croydon vs Adelaide City

Sat 18 Sep - 7:30PM

Jack Smith Park, Novar Gardens

Referee: Daniel Goodwin

H2H - First Div League (1980-2021)

41 meetings (Croydon 13 wins, Adel City 21 wins, Draws 7)

H2H - First Div League @ JSP (1980-2021)

1 meeting (Croydon 1 win)

Adelaide City can secure the Premiership with a win over Croydon this weekend, while Croydon can still make the top 6 finals if results fall their way.

South Adelaide vs Sturt Lions

Sat 18 Sep - 7:30PM

O’Sullivans Beach Complex. O'Sullivan Beach

Referee: Andrew Kite

H2H - First Div League (1980-2021)

3 meetings (Sturt 2 wins, South Adel 1 win)

H2H - First Div League @ OSBC (1980-2021)

1 meeting (South Adel 1 win)

Another huge clash that will go down the wire, as South Adelaide hopes to claim a victory over Sturt and hope Olympic draws or losses to make it into the Final Series. Sturt are playing for the all important third spot on the ladder which will secure it a home final against the sixth placed side.

Adelaide Comets vs Adelaide Olympic

Sat 18 Sep - 7:30PM

SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End

Referee: Gary Mooney

H2H - First Div League (1980-2021)

11 meetings (Comets 6 wins, Olympic 4 wins, Draws 1)

H2H - First Div League @ SAS (1980-2021)

4 meetings (Comets 4 wins)

Did we say another HUGE clash? Yep, this one is a biggie! Not only is Comets trying to win the Premiership, but Olympic, who snuck into sixth spot after a midweek draw against Campbelltown, are looking to remain in the playoff spot.

Olympic have never beaten Comets at SA Athletics Stadium in first division league competition.

Campbelltown City vs Adelaide Blue Eagles

Sat 18 Sep - 7:30PM

Steve Woodcock Centre, Newton

Referee: Nick Elagin

H2H - First Div League (1980-2021)

73 meetings (Campbelltown 27 wins, Blue Eagles 28 wins, Draws 18)

H2H - First Div League @ SWC (1980-2021)

36 meetings (Campbelltown 15 wins, Blue Eagles 16 wins, Draws 5)

Campbelltown City have all but secured a spot in the finals, but you never know what could happen on the last day of the home and away season. Blue Eagles on the other hand are playing for pride, and have secured two wins in their past five matches.

Alex Mullen and Shaun Harvey (Campbelltown City) played their 250th game this past midweek.

MetroStars vs Adelaide Croatia Raiders

Sat 18 Sep - 7:30PM

TK Shutter Reserve, Klemzig

Referee: Eric Sestili Ford

H2H - First Div League (1980-2021)

39 meetings (MetroStars 24 wins, Raiders 7 wins, Draws 8)

H2H - First Div League @ TKS(1980-2021)

36 meetings (MetroStars 10 wins, Raiders 2 wins, Draws 3)

Can Croatia do the impossible and survive relegation? This is another huge contest, with MetroStars also playing for a key spot in the finals series, with a win securing them third spot and a home final.

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