Match Preview: Sydney United v Sydney FC


Sydney United 58 v Sydney FC, 3pm Sunday at Sydney United Sports Centre

Sydney United 58 will we be out to topple league leaders Sydney FC when the two sides clash on Sunday afternoon at Sydney United Sports Centre.

Bolstered by the return of star striker Patrick Antelmi, whose brace led United 58 to a 3-1 win last week, the Zjelko Kalac coached side has quickly become a team to watch.

Antlemi was as sharp as ever leading the attack and his stint with A-League side Western United appears to have taken his game to all new highs.

With support from Devante Clut, Glen Trifiro and Matt Sim, United 58 have the personnel to push for championship success.

One side who will have a big say in any title talk for United 58 is current competition leaders Sydney FC.

The Young Sky Blues have been sensational since the rebooted season kicked off winning four of the first five games and scoring 12 goals in the process.

While Patrick Wood has been claiming most of the headlines for his goal-scoring heroics, coach Jim van Weeren is indeed most proud with the fact that it has not just been one playing carrying the load.

Antonio Saracino was the latest young star to stand up as he scored and help set up another in Sydney’s 2-1 win against Manly last week.

This game could be a significant litmus test for Sydney FC, and they will be determined to prove their success is no flash in the pan.