Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off: 9 am UK, 10:00 Central European Time.
Venue: Jubilee Oval (Sydney).
Sydney FC look to extend their lead at their top of the A-League table when they welcome Western Sydney Wanderers to the Jubilee Oval this Friday.
With a 100% home win record this season, the Sky Blues are heavy favorites to win this one. From the eight games at the Jubilee Oval, they have 19 goals to their name against 6 conceded.
Sydney are coming on the back of a stellar 3-0 away win at Central Cost, extending their lead for title race to 13 points.
Also, Scott Barlow’s men are the best attacking unit in the league with 37 goals to their game and best defense after conceding 13.
WSW thrashed Adelaide United 5-2 at home to stretch their unbeaten streak to three games (2W,1D). This is a mini recovery from a side that lost 8 of their previous 10 games.
Away from home, they won 3 and lost 5, their last outing was a 3-1 win at Central Coast, a team sitting at the foot of the table.
The visitors are sitting 7th in the league table, 5 points off play-off zone.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers Head-to-head
The Wanderers bagged a narrow 1-0 home win when these teams met in October 2019, which remains as Sydney FC’s only A-League defeat this season.
The Sky Blues will be looking for a hat-trick of home wins over this opposition after winning 2-0 and 3-1 in the previous two head-to-head clashes.
It will be worth to note that Sydney FC have not lost a home game to WSW since 2013; (5 wins, 3 draws).
As opposed to the current scoring trends of teams in 2020, only 2 of the last 6 h2h clashes at this venue saw over 2.5 goals, while both teams scored in 3.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers Prediction
Anything less than a Sydney FC can be considered as an upset on Friday, since Scott Barlow’s men come with a perfect home record of 8 wins in 8.
Their goal-difference at this ground which stood at +13 also indicates that the inconsistent visitors with 3 wins and 5 losses on the road this season are expected to have their work cut out.
Therefore, the healthy 1.80 odd for home win is too good to turn down.
For goal lovers, there is lot of encouragement since 6 of Sydney’s home games this season saw Over 2.5 goals. Meantime, Wanderers saw the same goal-band in 5 of their 8 away games this season, while conceding over 1.5 in 6 of those.
So, Sydney to score 2 or more goals and total match goals 3 or more come in handy as alternate bets, all priced at same odd.
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers Betting Tips
Top Bet: Sydney to beat WS Wanderers @ 1.80 odd (4/5).
Good Alternatives are: Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.80 (4/5) and Over 1.5 team goals for Sydney FC at 1.80 odd (4/5).