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Western Sydney Wanderers arrive at Allianz Stadium on Saturday for the A-League showdown with hosts Sydney FC.
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Sydney FC will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-5 A-League success versus Adelaide United.
In that match, Sydney FC managed 44% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. For Sydney FC, goals were scored by Joe Lolley (4', 13'), Jaiden Kucharski (31', 44') and Fábio Gomes (46'). Adelaide United got 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Zach Clough (67') scored for Adelaide United.
It has been seldom in recent times that Sydney FC have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Sydney FC have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 13 goals on the way.
Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers go into this clash following on from a 2-0 A-League win as they beat Perth Glory in their last match.
In that match, Western Sydney Wanderers had 56% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Western Sydney Wanderers, goals were scored by Jack Clisby (50') and Tate Russell (57'). Perth Glory got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Throughout their six previous matches, Marko Rudan's Western Sydney Wanderers have slotted home 12 times thus earning them a goals scored per game average of 2.
Their prior results show that Western Sydney Wanderers:
- have not lost to Sydney FC in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 05/03/2022, both clubs have shared the honours with Sydney FC winning 3 of those games, Western Sydney Wanderers 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
In all, 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 for The Sky Blues and 10 netted by The Wanderers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
Team News: Sydney FC
Jack Rodwell (unknown injury), Max Burgess (Groin strain) and Nathan Amanatidis (unknown injury) will not be able to play for Sydney FC gaffer Ufuk Talay.
In all likelihood, The Sky Blues look set to kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system in the match and select Andrew Redmayne, Zachary de Jesus, Jake Girdwood-Reich, Gabriel, Joel King, Anthony Caceres, Luke Brattan, Joe Lolley, Jaiden Kucharski, Robert Mak and Fabio.
Team News: Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers boss Marko Rudan has not got a full squad to pick from. Gabriel Cléùr (unknown injury) and Alex Bonetig (Knock) can’t be considered.
We reckon that The Wanderers could decide to play in a 4-3-3 lineup, starting Lawrence Thomas, Tate Russell, Tom Beadling, Marcelo, Jack Clisby, Joshua Brillante, Nicolas Milanovic, Jorrit Hendrix, Brandon Borrello, Marcus Antonsson and Dylan Pierias.
In our opinion, Western Sydney Wanderers are certainly able to breach the defence of this Sydney FC outfit, although that probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Sydney FC after 90 minutes. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Stadium (42,500)
Captain: Luke Brattan
Chairman: Scott Barlow
Manager: Ufuk Talay
Competitions: A-League position 10
🔑 Star Player: Joe Lolley
Typically used in the Right Wing position, Joe Lolley was born in Redditch, England. After having played his first senior match for Kidderminster Harriers in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this A-League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 4 appearances.