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Sydney FC are the guests at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday for the A-League game with home team Western United.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Western United v Sydney FC are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Western United will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 A-League draw against Newcastle United Jets.
In that match, Western United had 43% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Western United was Lachlan Wales (13'). On the other side, Newcastle United Jets got 15 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Daniel Stynes (17') was the scorer for Newcastle United Jets.
John Aloisi's Western United have hit the back of the net 5 times over their last six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Western United:
- have left without a victory over Sydney FC in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
In their last game, Sydney FC drew 2-2 in the A-League tie with Perth Glory.
In that match, Sydney FC managed 43% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Sydney FC, the goalscorers were Joe Lolley (6') and Rhyan Grant (26'). Perth Glory got 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. Zach Duncan (46') and David Williams (102') scored for Perth Glory.
Looking at their form, and Sydney FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, Sydney FC have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes going back to 10/03/2021 shows us that Western United have won 1 of these games and Sydney FC 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them from The West and 10 belonging to The Sky Blues. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league contest between these sides was A-League match day 2 on 16/10/2022 when it ended Western United 1-3 Sydney FC.
In that game, Western United had 50% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Josh Risdon (16').
Sydney FC had 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Adam Le Fondre (39'), Róbert Mak (41') and Joe Lolley (69') scored.
The referee was Alireza Faghani.
Team News: Western United
The Western United boss John Aloisi will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Sydney FC
With a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Sydney FC boss Steve Corica doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
We’re thinking that Sydney FC and Western United won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GMHBA Stadium (36,000)
Captain: Alessandro Diamanti
Chairman: Jason Sourasis
Manager: John Aloisi
Competitions: A-League position 11
⭐ Star Player: Nicolas Milanovic
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Nicolas Milanovic was born in Penrith, Australia. Having made his senior debut playing for Western United in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this A-League 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 12 appearances.