Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Date: Saturday, 27th October 2018
Kick-Off at 9:50 UK/ 10:50 CET
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney).
The first Sydney Derby of this season will take place this Saturday.
The season opener for the reigning champions was an away game that resulted in a draw against Adelaide United. Adam Le Fondre rescued them from a losing start after Galloway scored for the hosts.
The team kept a high line in the match and executed the offside trap quite effectively. Adelaide players were called offside 6 times in the match. They also committed a lot of fouls and collected 4 yellow cards in the process.
A player they will miss the most will be the Brazilian, Bobô. He was the top scorer in the last season with 27 goals and has risen to a legendary stature in his 3 seasons for the club.
Whoever is set to replace him has a big boot to fill for sure.
A second half goal from Roly Bonevacia helped the team from Western Sydney to grab a point from their opening match of the season against Perth Glory.
Wanderers will be aiming for a better finish than last season. The team coached by Markus Babbel was 7th last season.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Head-to-head (h2h)
In last 10 h2h matches Sky Blue have won 6 and lost just once.
They met last time in FFA Cup this month when Sydney FC won 3-0.
Hosts have only lost 1 of their last 10 games with 7 wins also coming in those 10. At home they won and lost 2 each in previous 5 matches.
The City rivals have 4 wins and same number of defeats in last 10 competitive fixtures. Away from home they are unbeaten in last 5 games with 3 wins included.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Prediction
The team coached by Steve Corica will want to win their first home match of the season in some style. With a team that has poor record against them in the opposite side they will possibly get 3 points out of this encounter.
Corica will have to prove that last season’s success was not a fluke.
Wanderer’s also have to get more than 1 point from this encounter. They have not beaten their city rivals for some time and want to improve on their Derby stats.
The last 4 h2h matches between them had resulted in over 2.5 goals.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Betting Tips
Sydney to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75 (3/4).