Sydney FC vs WS Wanderers
Australia A-League – Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Kick-off at 9:50 UK/ 10:50 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Sydney).
Sydney FC defeated Wellington Phoenix 3-2 last week to keep the winning form at the start of the season. With two wins in two the team moved to second in the table, trailing Melbourne City FC on goal-difference.
The onus to win is big as the team managed by Graham Arnold take the center stage at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening as the cross city rivals Western Sydney Wanderers are in town.
Wanderers are coming on the back of consecutive home games and their start is positive after beating Perth Glory 2-1 on matchday 1 and drawn Central Coast Mariners 2-2 last week.
However, the credentials away from home will be on the radar as the team prepare for the first road game of the season. They managed only 4 wins from the 13 games last season, but their ability to draw matches is commendable.
Sydney FC vs WS Wanderers: Head-to-head
The Wanderers grabbed a narrow 1-0 home win when the teams met for the last time in the 2016/17 season. This put an end to Sydney FC’s 9 match unbeaten run over them which saw 6 wins and 3 draws.
At home, Sydney were held to draw in the latest two fixture, but they are unbeaten in 5 with wins in the previous three.
However, Wanderers had scored in 5 of their last 7 visits to the Allianz Stadium.
Sydney FC vs WS Wanderers: Prediction
Sydney FC gained massive momentum after starting the season on back-to-back wins. But they shouldn’t underestimate a Wanderers side who muscled out a large number of draws from away games last season.
So, one must expect a tight battle in this A-League fixture and it is most likely that they cancel out each other in the end.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 draw for 7.50 odds.
Sydney FC vs WS Wanderers: Bet Tips
My first option will be Draw at full-time @ 3.85
Under 1.5 goals in the first half for 1.44 odds is a potential banker.
All Match Odds courtesy of Unibet