Sydney FC take on the Wellington Phoenix in a doubleheader at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here are the key talking points heading into the match day.
- Rejuvenation week
Sydney FC suffered defeat against the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday afternoon in Gosford. The Mariners put Sydney on the back foot early on and raced out to a 2-0 lead. Sydney FC could have easily clawed their way back into the contest only for the woodwork and some quick reactions from Mariners goalkeeper Mark Birighitti to deny Adam Le Fondre twice. Sydney FC was boosted by the return of star striker Bobô who played the first 45 minutes of the contest in Gosford and the Brazilian could start again on Sunday against the Phoenix. Steve Corica’s side had a hugely disrupted week with a Covid scare and 120 minutes of FFA Cup Football thrown in the middle so this week presents a more relaxed approach to the week.
- Double header
We have another doubleheader! What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than cheering on both Sydney FC teams at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. It’s a great chance to bring your friends and/or the kids and watch a cracking afternoon of football. Gates open at 3.30 pm on the day so come on down and watch two games of football.
- History to be made
The Women’s match on Sunday will be the first time Sydney and Wellington face off in the Women’s league. The two teams recently played each other in a pre-season friendly where Sydney FC recorded a 1-0 win and Ante Juric’s side are red-hot right now, having won both of their first two matches to start the season.
- Red-hot Remy and potential debut?
Sydney FC’s Remy Siemsen is the talk of the league at the moment. The striker has scored three goals in the first two matches and her second in Saturday’s derby win against the Wanderers is an early contender for goal of the season. Siemsen leads a dangerous front three for Sydney FC with Princess Ibini-Isei and Cortnee Vine also causing plenty of headaches for opposition defenders so far this season. We may also see the debut of Chilean international María Rojas for Sydney FC which will add more excitement to Sunday’s clash.