SYD vs SYW Match Preview: Sydney FC has been in rampant form in the A-League as they sit comfortably at the top with a 13 point cushion. Their next opponents are going to be city rivals, Western Sydney Wanderers ar Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Friday. As for Wanderers, they have been struggling in the league and are at the 8th spot, but are simultaneously on the back of a three-game unbeaten run.
Date-Friday, February 28
Kick-Off- 2:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Netsrata Jubilee Stadium
Paulo Retre will miss out the upcoming fixture after an accumulation of yellow cards. Michael Zullo’s calf injury still makes him a doubt to start, while Chris Zuvela’s knee issue gets him on the sidelines as well. Attacking midfielder, Alexander Baumjohann is likely to back in the lineup after undergoing his suspension tenure. Luka Ivanovic and Calem Nieuwenhof are also in contention of gettig starts.
Sydney Wanderers FC
Vedran Janjetvic sustained a shoulder injury and is ruled out for the away side. Daniel Wilmering and Raadoslaw Majewski’s knee injuries also keeps the duo out of action. Kwame Yeboah and Ali Auglah are both likely likely to retrun for the Wanderers.
Sydney FC: Redmayne (GK), King, Wilkinson, McGowan, Grant, Brattan, Ninkovic, Baumjohann, Caceres, Barbarouses, Le Fondre
Sydney Wanderers FC: Lopar (GK), Kamau, Zieglar, McGowan, Jurman, Georgievski, Schwegler, Baccus, Muller, Cox, Duke
Adam le Fondre has been quality on the attack for Sydney FC. The centre-forward has 15 goals from 16 games for his side.
For the Wanderers it’s Mitchell Duke who’s stoodout and has bagged nine goals for his side
Kosta Barbarouses has also been pivotal in the advanced role for Sydney FC. Barbarouses has seven goals and five assists for the table toppers this season.
Simon Cox could pack a punch for Wanderers as he’s got two goals and just three assists from just three games this season.
Sydney FC will be the favourties heading into the game.
Defenders: King, Grant, Jurman, McGowan
Midfielders: Caceres, Brattan, Ninkovic, Schwegler
Forwards: A L Fondre (C), S Cox (VC)