STAR PREVIEW: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC

The suspension of the Premier League for the foreseeable future has thrown Liverpool’s march to the title into chaos but one runaway league leader has an opportunity to keep on trucking for now.

Australian A-League leaders Sydney FC make their trip to the Western Sydney Wanderers Saturday morning with a seven-point lead and three games in hand, meaning that they should be more than able to finish the regular season top before the finals take place.

Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC
Hyundai A-League
08:30 BT Sport 2 HD

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches, since 2010)
FEB 2020 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Sydney FC 0-1 Western Sydney
OCT 2019 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Western Sydney 1-0 Sydney FC
APR 2019 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Western Sydney 1-1 Sydney FC
DEC 2018 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Western Sydney 1-3 Sydney FC
OCT 2018 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Sydney FC 2-0 Western Sydney
DEC 2017 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Western Sydney 0-5 Sydney FC
OCT 2017 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Sydney FC 2-2 Western Sydney
FEB 2017 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Western Sydney 1-0 Sydney FC
JAN 2017 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Sydney FC 0-0 Western Sydney
OCT 2016 AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE Western Sydney 0-4 Sydney FC

The visitors are 22 points clear of their hosts, but that might not be the best measure of the game here. Western Sydney’s change of manager to caretaker boss Jean-Paul de Marigny has led to a revival – It’s just one defeat in six since De Marigny replaced Markus Babbel in January – and a formation change is getting the best out of the players.

Sydney FC should surely get there, but their only two defeats have come in the Sydney Derby, so 11/10 doesn’t make too much appeal here and maybe the value bet is in another upset, or even a blank.

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