Top 5 Things: Sunday Doubleheader

This weekend there are plenty of storylines across both matches as both team’s seasons are on the line.

We take a look at the top 5 things to look out for this weekend.

15-Year-Old to Shine

Indiana Dos Santos has been the talk of the league after she made her starting debut in the match against Adelaide United at 15-years-old and bossed the game. Since then she has added a goal to her name, writing herself into Sydney FC history by becoming the youngest ever goal-scorer for the club.

Indiana Dos Santos celebrating her goal

She started against the Newcastle Jets last time out and if she starts on Sunday can continue to make history by becoming one of the youngest ever players to feature in a Liberty A-League Finals match. With Ante Juric continuing to persevere with the same line-up in recent matches, the chances are high of her breaking more records.

Intense Top Six Race

The race for the Top Six is going to go down to the wire with only six points separating fifth place Wellington Phoenix and last place Melbourne Victory. This Sunday Sydney FC and Perth Glory meet with the opportunity for both to move back into the top six as both could move further down the table prior to kick off, depending on results elsewhere.

The table has rarely been this tight and it truly can go either way with so many teams on the precipice of finals football and heartbreak. Sunday will feel like a finals match with both teams needing victory to move higher up the table.

Best Attack Face Off

Sydney FC and Western United have had the best and most consistent seasons out of everyone. They conceded the least and also scored the most goals in the league and this Sunday they meet for the third time in their history. Hannah Keane was firing for Western at the start of the season, however she faded in the back half of the campaign and Madison Haley, despite missing a number of games due to injury, almost caught her tally.

Haley celebrates her goal against Perth Glory

They both know their way to goal as was evidenced with the five goals scored in their two meetings so far this season. With plenty on the line, you can expect this fixture to be action packed.

Adam Le Fondre Firing Again

Sydney’s front-man Adam Le Fondre has been working his way back to fitness after picking up an injury in the 1-0 Sydney Derby win at CommBank Stadium. That injury saw him sidelined for over a month and he has been slowly working his way back to fitness by coming off the bench in the previous two matches.

Last weekend in Adelaide he nabbed the equaliser in the 1-1 draw and appears to have not lost his potency when provided a chance in front of goal. This weekend could see the Englishman start once again as Steve Corica’s men know they have to score goals if they want to maintain their position on the table.

Two Matches in One

Sydney FC fans can maximise their Sunday with both matches included in the one ticket which includes the Sydney FC v Perth Glory Men’s match as well as the Liberty A-League Semi Final. The Women will also be playing after the Men meaning it is even more accessible for more people to take in the excitement of the Liberty A-League Finals Series.

Fans are encouraged to take in both games which is included in the same admission price and with more than 180 minutes of football it is the perfect family day out during the school holidays.

Match Details

Sydney FC v Perth Glory
Isuzu UTE A-League Round 24
Sunday 16th April, 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick off: 3:00pm AEST
Gates Open: 2:00pm AEST
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Bold
Tickets: Click Here

Sydney FC v Western United
Liberty A-League Semi Final
Sunday 16th April 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 5:45pm AEST
Gates Open: 2:00pm AEST
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
Tickets: Click Here