Prediction and odds for the game: Western Sydney Wanderers (5/2) v Sydney FC (11/10)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday 21st March 2020, Kick-off 08:30 AM (GMT)
Where: The Bankwest Stadium
On Saturday morning, Western Sydney Wanderers host city rivals Sydney FC, in a potentially big A-League derby match.
Western Sydney Wanderers
The home side head into this game on the back of an inconsistent recent run of form in the A-League. A 1-1 draw at Melbourne City last time out in the Australian top-flight means that they have won just three of their last nine league matches.
The inconsistent recent run of form has left the home side two points outside the top-six and the play-off positions. Their recent league matches have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight A-League matches.
Western Sydney Wanderers have been in poor home form of late, as they have won just one of their last seven league matches on home soil. A 5-2 victory over Adelaide ended a six-game winless run in the Australian top-flight on home soil. The fact that they have not kept a clean sheet in six home games in the top-flight has not helped their results on home soil.
The visitors look well on course to finish the regular season as top dogs before the final play-offs. Steve Corica’s team are ten points clear of second-place Melbourne City, with two games in hand.
Despite their lofty position in the A-League table, Sydney’s recent league form has been relatively inconsistent. A goalless draw at home against Perth Glory last time out means that the visitors have won just one of their last three league matches.
The visitor’s recent outings in the A-League have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last ten league games. A player who has played a big part in those high-scoring games is veteran English striker Adam Le Fondre. The former Reading striker has scored 16 times in just 19 A-League appearances this season. The 33-year-old is the league’s top goalscorer.
Sydney FC have won six of their last seven matches on their travels in the A-League. The visitors, who are the top scorers in the league, have also scored at least twice in their last seven league games on the road. Their goalscoring exploits on their travels have contributed to their last five away matches producing over 2.5 goals.
The home side is unlikely to be easy opponents for their city rivals. However, we are backing the home team to record a narrow victory. We are also backing Adam Le Fondre to be an anytime scorer, as he has been in such good form this season.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 11/10 and/or Adam Le Fondre to be an anytime scorer at odds of 4/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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