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Aug 06, 2018   |  2:13AM AET

FFA Cup Preview: Hellenic AC vs Western Sydney Wanderers

FFA Cup Preview: Hellenic AC vs Western Sydney Wanderers

It’s the second year running that Northern Territory’s sole Round of 32 representative has drawn a Hyundai A-League club, and despite a stunning run of form in the Norzone Premier League they are right up against it.

It’s the second year running that Northern Territory’s sole Round of 32 representative has drawn a Hyundai A-League club, and despite a stunning run of form in the Norzone Premier League they are right up against it.

On top of the league with a 15-point buffer, Hellenic are flying. They’ve scored 57 goals and conceded just 9 in the league so far this season, and the goals can come from anywhere.

They’ve got two players which have scored ten or more goals this season, Sulav Maskey and Manolis Giallouris. Three others have scored seven or more, which shows they can threaten.

One player which may prove the story of the tournament is that of Helio Carvalho. The 48-year-old scored seven times in Hellenic’s qualifying run which seen them win score 20 goals and concede none. Should he play, he’ll be the oldest ever player in the FFA Cup proper.

Hellenic Athletic Club

It’s a new-look Western Sydney Wanderers, under the rule now of German manager Marcus Babbel they’ll be keen to put in a good shift in his first competitive match as Wanderers manager.

There are a slew of new players among the Wanderers ranks, with Tarek Elrich returning from Adelaide United, young guns Bruce Kamau and Ruon Tongyik, and German defender Patrick Ziegler.

Last year the Wanderers went on their best-ever FFA Cup run, reaching the semi-finals before going down to runners-up Adelaide United. This is a match which they’re widely expected to win.

This article was originally published at: www.theffacup.com.au/news/ffa-cup-preview-some-all-hyundai-a-league-affairs-matchday-three