Sydney FC vs Western United FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-off at 8:00 UK/ 9:00 CET
Venue: Bankwest Stadium (Sydney).
Sydney has steered off all other teams in the mix to be at the top of the table with a nine-point lead over the next to kin in the table. They are winless in the last four fixtures, following a 1-1 draw on the road against Brisbane Roar last time out in the league.
The host will be glad to return home after three consecutive away games in the schedule. The travel on the road will affect the players, but with home ground advantage the home team will probably put on a good show for the home fans.
Western United had 6 wins in their 12 away fixtures so far, and three of those wins came within the recent four outings in their schedule. Besides, they will visit on the back of a 0-2 away win against Perth Glory in their previous league clash.
Apart from the 1-0 loss on the road against the Jets earlier, the visitor hasn’t lost points in any of their recent five fixtures in the campaign. Three of their last five matches have seen both teams score. So, the chance of the host to at least score a goal is alive in the encounter.
Sydney FC vs Western United Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have met once and Sydney took a 0-2 away win.
Sydney FC vs Western United Prediction
After qualifying for the semi-final play-offs, Sydney has been dialing down their attacks, showing lesser interest in winning the fixtures. For their final clash in the league, it doesn’t seem how it could be any different since the result has no effect on their position in the campaign.
The newcomers are not that back as they have also confirmed a spot in the top 6 of the table. With their winning streak, Western United will create problems at the back for the home team. The double chance favoring the visitors will probably be the safest option in ninety minutes.
Despite their downward form in the campaign, the reigning champions will not make it easy for the guest in any way. Expect both teams to find the back of the net and hence, the tip for a BTTS will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Sydney FC vs Western United Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).
Double chance: Draw or Western United @ 1.66 (4/6).