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Avondale vs South Melbourne Tips - Which side will triumph in the NPL Victoria Grand Final?

Last updated: 07 Sep 2023
Ben Darvill 07 Sep 2023
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  • Avondale vs South Melbourne predictions for Sunday's NPL Victoria Grand Final 
  • The game will be played at the Olympic Park Stadium (15:00 AEST)
  • Which side will triumph in the Grand Final?
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Avondale vs South Melbourne Tips
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Avondale vs South Melbourne Tips

Avondale arrive for the NPL Victoria Grand Final on the back of a battling 1-0 win over Melbourne Knights in their last outing. 
  • Avondale vs South Melbourne Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Avondale Form 
  • South Melbourne Form 

South Melbourne were able to ease past the Oakleigh Cannons in their last outing as they secured a 2-1 win to move into the Grand Final. 

  • Avondale have won their last three in a row 
  • Avondale have only kept one clean sheet in their last three
  • South Melbourne have won twice and lost twice in their last four 
  • South Melbourne have seen the score end 2-1 in three of their last four matches 

Head to Head

Avondale beat South Melbourne 2-1 when the sides met back in August, while South Melbourne hammered their opponents 3-0 when they hosted the game. In their last 10, Avondale have won seven of their last 10 meetings with South Melbourne winning the other three. 

Avondale Form 

Avondale have been brilliant this season and ended the regular season with a five point lead over South Melbourne in second following 21 wins, four draws and a single defeat. 

Their win over the Knights required a 71st-minute winner from Kristian Steve Trajceski as they made it to the final following a very tight semi-final. 

While Avondale have been the best side all season, they will need to ensure that they are at the top of their game to win this one. Having tasted defeat just once this season, South Melbourne would like nothing more than to hand them their second defeat. 

South Melbourne Form 

South Melbourne looked good across the regular season, winning 20 of their 26 matches, drawing twice and losing four times. 

The side had to ride their luck as they were indebted to a brace from Marcus Schroen, with the second of these coming in the 92nd-minute as South Melbourne secured their place in the Grand Final. 

Now, South Melbourne know they will have to do almost everything right as they look to secure the trophy. Avondale have only lost once this season, but any form of complacency could prove to be their undoing. 


I am backing Avondale to secure NPL Victoria glory in a match that they stop their opponents from scoring in. 

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