NPL Preview: Wolves host APIA in NPL NSW blockbuster

All eyes will be on WIN Stadium for Saturday night’s top of the table clash between Wollongong Wolves and APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the NPL NSW.

The Wolves, coached by ex-Caltex Socceroos star Luke Wilkshire, have lost just once all season and hold a three-point advantage over the second-placed visitors.

At the other end of the ladder, Hakoah Sydney City East host Sutherland Sharks on Sunday afternoon knowing anything less than a win will keep them rooted at the foot of the ladder.

READ: Hyundai A-League star joins Broadmeadow Magic

Hakoah have two wins to their name this campaign, while Sutherland Sharks have wind in their sails following a 3-0 win against Sydney Olympic - the second time Sutherland have defeated the 2018 champions this season.

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Wollongong Wolves have been the standout team in the NPL NSW this season


Can Brisbane Strikers stop the Peninsula Power juggernaut?

That's the main question on everyone's lips again in Queensland, with the dominant Power - who have won 15 of their 16 matches this season - aiming to kick on at the summit.

But the Strikers have a good chance at halting the NPL QLD top dogs, having scored 18 goals in their last four games, registering four wins along the way. 

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South Melbourne are building nicely after winning three wins in a row, but they'll face a revitalised Dandenong City outfit on Friday night.

Dandenong were boosted by the Hyundai A-League triple signing of Adrian Leijer, Brendon Santalab and Carl Valeri last week, with Leijer and Santalab helping the 13th placed club hold leaders Avondale 0-0 on their club debuts last weekend.

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In Tasmania, Devonport Strikers travel to Kingborough Lions with a five-point buffer over South Hobart at the summit. 

The Strikers have nine wins from 11 games and are one of the form teams alongside South — who have the bye this weekend.

Clarence United, meanwhile, will be searching for their second win of the season when they play Glenorchy Knights on Friday.

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Northern NSW

In another top of the table clash in the NPL this weekend, Broadmeadow Magic face Edgeworth Eagles. 

A win for the Magic - who recruited Andrew Hoole from the Hyundai A-League on Friday - would take them four points clear of the Eagles.

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Andrew Hoole
Andrew Hoole inked a deal with Broadmeadow on Friday

Capital Football

Tigers FC are still undefeated in the nation's capital, and they'll be hoping to keep building momentum with a win at home to Gungahlin on Sunday.

Elsewhere, second-placed Canberra Olympic are at home to rock-bottom Riverina Rhinos, who are out to avoid a seventh consecutive defeat.

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South Australia

Campbelltown City edge Adelaide Blue Eagles on goal difference for the lead in NPL SA after their 2-0 win over the Eagles last time out, and they travel to West Adelaide this weekend.

The Eagles will be looking for a response - but it won't be easy against a MetroStars team capable of beating anyone on their day.

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Western Australia

With an eight-point advantage at the top of the table, things are looking pretty good for Perth SC in the NPL WA at the moment.

The front-runners will take on Sorrento on Saturday afternoon with the intention of marching further clear of a top five in which their opponents sit fifth, behind Inglewood United, Perth Glory and Floreat Athena.

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