A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC-All you need to know about this match
Western Sydney Wanderers’ form continued to decline last weekend as they resigned themselves to a 2-0 defeat at home to Brisbane Roar, following on from their 2-0 loss at Adelaide United a week before and leaving them severely struggling for form.
The hosts haven’t won a league game since the opening day of the season, and whilst they did avoid defeat in five of their next six games, their back to back losses recently make them the most out of form side in the A-League.
This is partly reflected in their league position, with them sitting second from bottom and only three points ahead of rock bottom Wellington Phoenix. Their early season win and large amount of draws does mean they are only two points outside the top six, but they could find themselves lagging behind if they don’t get a win under their belts soon.
Coming up against reigning champions and current A-League leaders Sydney FC probably isn’t the best way to end a winless streak. Their cross-city rivals are top of the table with a five point lead over 2nd placed Newcastle Jets now, and after a few early blips they look as good as ever now.
Last weekend they beat Adelaide United 1-0 away from home to make it four wins on the bounce, one of which saw them lift the FFA Cup to claim their first silverware of the season. Based on their current form, it’s unlikely to be the last trophy they lift this campaign.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney
Date: 9th December 2017
Kick off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET/ 14.20 IST
Venue: ANZ Stadium (Sydney).
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney: Head to head
The Wanderers managed to hold Sydney to a 2-2 draw on the road when the two likes met each other in this term of A-league back in late-October.
The hosts have thus made it three games on the bounce without a loss against Sydney who still lead the h2H tie by three wins coming into their 17th meeting with the city rivals.
Western Sydney Wanderers
Goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson is the only absentee for Western Sydney Wanderers.
Sydney FC are without midfielder Rhyan Grant, but apart from that make the short trip across the city with a fully fit squad.
The visitors have now won nine of their 11 competitive games since the start of the A-League season and away from home have won three of their four league matches. All of these victories have seen them keep a clean sheet, and considering Western Sydney Wanderers haven’t scored in their last two games, they could find it really tough to break the visitors down.
The odds on offer for an away win look very good value for money here, so we’re backing a Sydney FC win on Saturday, along with a 2-0 correct score predictions.