Match Preview: Adelaide United v Sydney FC


Sydney FC take on Adelaide United on Thursday night at ANZ Stadium (kick off 7:30pm AEST), with three games remaining in the regular season.

The Sky Blues will be out to make amends for two straight defeats in the Hyundai A-League, and come up against a Reds side looking to solidify their Finals football credentials.

The two sides have met twice previously in 2019/20, with Head Coach Steve Corica’s men triumphing 3-2 and 2-1 against the South Australians, with Adam Le Fondre, Paulo Retre and Ryan McGowan all finding the back of the net.

Expect goals in this encounter, with Carl Veart’s men entering the clash off the back of a entertaining 5-3 victory against Perth Glory last week.


Thursday, 6th August 2020
Kick-off: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports More+
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

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Team news

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON (c), 5.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 6.Ryan McGOWAN, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 16.Joel KING, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Luke IVANOVIC, 19.Chris ZUVELA, 20.Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 21.Harry VAN DER SAAG, 24.Marco TILIO, 28.Calem NIEUWENHOF

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 3.Ben WARLAND (return from injury), 24.Marco TILIO (promoted), 28. Calem NIEUWENHOF (promoted).

Outs: 26.Luke BRATTAN (suspended – 1 week, yellow cards)

Unavailable: 23.Rhyan GRANT (1 week – groin)


Did you know?

  • Sydney FC are undefeated in their last 11 Hyundai A-League games against Adelaide United (W8, D3), keeping seven clean sheets in that period.
  • Sydney FC have won their last five Hyundai A-League games on the bounce in New South Wales against Adelaide United, outscoring them 11-2 across that period.
  • Adelaide United are set to play their fourth Hyundai A-League game at ANZ Stadium, they’re undefeated at the Sydney venue (W2, D1).
  • Sydney FC have scored a goal from within the box once every 12.4 touches inside the box this Hyundai A-League season, the most frequent of any team in the competition.