Sydney FC vs Perth Glory
Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Kick-Off at 11:10 UK/ 12:10 CET
Venue: Bankwest Stadium (Sydney)
Perth was able to hold off Wellington Phoenix in the play-off quarter-finals. In that match held at this very ground last Saturday, the Nix had the major part of possession but the Glory was able to hold onto a one-goal lead. Since they are winless against Sydney, this will be a tough affair for them.
Sydney had a poor end to their normal season. Even though they finished at the top of the table, they are currently on a five-match winless run which includes three defeats. So they will have to be careful not to repeat a similar show against the Glory.
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sydney is unbeaten in their last four meetings with this opposition.
- They have two wins and a defeat in five previous head to head games.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in the majority of those matches.
- The Sky Blues are unbeaten at their home ground against Glory for over four years.
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Prediction
There will be few goals in this crucial match. The away team was lucky enough to score past the Nix. But they have a poor record against this particular opponent in recent years. They have very few wins of which the latest came back in January 2019. Even though Sydney is out of form, they have enough power to deal with the visitors and eventually qualify for the final.
Their previous history also shows a trend in goals scored. The home team was able to keep a clean sheet in three recent head to head clashes at normal time across various venues. Since this is a very important game both of them will be looking to play defensively. So I am backing the Sky Blues to win and only one team to score the goals.
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Betting Tips
Sydney FC to win @ 1.93 (10/11).
Both teams to score: No @ 2.38 (11/8).