Match Preview: Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix


The race for the Premiers Plate enters its final stages as football returns with the Sky Blues’ clash against the Phoenix on Friday night.

A win against the Kiwis would see Sydney FC requiring only one more point from their remaining fixtures to claim a record-breaking fourth Hyundai A-League title.

If the previous two encounters against Wellington are anything to go by, expect excitement, with a 2-1 win and 2-2 draw for the Sky Blues recorded in 2019.

The Wellington Phoenix are sitting in third spot and will fancy their chances of catching second placed Melbourne City, with Ufuk Talay’s squad having six matches remaining in 2019/20.

Both teams will be looking to build momentum heading into the Finals Series, and with Adam Le Fondre eyeing off the Hyundai A-League Golden Boot, expect goals at Kogarah. 

Friday, 17th July 2020
Kick-off: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee 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, 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, 21.Harry VAN DER SAAG, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 24.Marco TILIO, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 30.Adam PAVLESIC

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: N/A

Outs: N/A

Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (hamstring – 2 weeks), 20.Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (gk) (knee – 1 week)

Did you know?

  • Sydney FC have lost only one of their last 11 A-League games against the Wellington Phoenix (W8, D2) and are undefeated in their last four meetings (W3, D1).
  • Sydney FC have won five of their last six A-League games against the Wellington Phoenix in Australia, including their last two on the bounce.
  • Sydney FC (17%) and Wellington Phoenix (13%) have the two highest shot conversion rates in the second halves of games of all teams so far this campaign.
  • Wellington Phoenix boast two of the five players to have blocked more than 20 shots this A-League campaign (Steven Taylor – 28, Luke DeVere – 22).