Sydney FC vs Perth Glory FC: All you need to know about this A-League match
Sydney FC made a brilliant come back from two goals down to earn a point in the derby against Wanderers. They are are unbeaten in the early days of the 2017/18 season, but those didn’t come without breaking some sweat.
The Sky Blues concede the same number of goals in the previous match at home against Wellington Phoenix. So, Graham Arnold has some tinkering to do in preparing his team against an attacking minded team like Perth Glory.
It took Glory until last round to bag their first win of the season. They were on the road in the first two weeks, lost at Western Sydney and drew Newcastle Jets conceding 2 goals each in the process.
Things looked shaky when Perth took the field at their home ground for the first league match of the season. The visiting Mariners took an early lead and Perth were trailing until late goals from Keogh and Taggart complete a memorable comeback. Nonetheless, the win is a huge confidence booster.
Australia A-League – Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 27th October 2017
Kick-off at 9:50 UK/ 10:50 CET/ 14.20 IST
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Sydney)
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Head-to-head
Sydney won the last 6 matches on the bounce against Perth Glory in all competitions. They won the three league fixtures on last season by a 3 goal margin.
At home, Sydney are on a three match winning run against Perth and the wins once again come by massive margins – 3-0, 4-1 and 4-0. Meanwhile, Perth won the previous two which remains to be their only 2 away wins at Sydney since 2010.
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory Stats:
Sydney FC have scored in 100% of their last nine home games in the Hyundai A-League, whilst Perth Glory have found the net in 82% of their trips away since the beginning of last season. The visitors have conceded in 88% of these though, and seen at least three goals in 70% of their last ten.
Midfielder Rhyan Grant and striker Charles Lokolingoy are sidelined for the hosts.
Perth Glory are without left back Marc Warren, midfielder Andreu Guerao, and striking pair Joel Chianese and Daniel Stynes.
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Prediction
Sydney looked like the better team in early days of the new season. They will be confident of a positive result on their own backyard on Friday. But Graham Arnold must fix the holes in the defense.
Perth bagged their first win of the season last week and they do have similar problems like Sydney at the back. But I have little doubt on this team’s attacking capability.
However, Sydney’s overall home record against Perth is too good and this must not be overlooked. On top of that, I have doubts about Glory’s credentials as an away side. They are without a win this season and managed just 3 wins on the road last season.
Sydney FC: 3-2 :Perth Glory