Match preview: Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers
It’s a season-defining match for Adelaide United while Western Sydney Wanderers will be desperate to notch a win before the curtain falls on their Westfield W-League campaign.
The Reds’ 1-0 loss away to Canberra United meant they dropped out of the top four for the first time this season after other results went against them.
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Now level on points with fourth-placed Sydney FC, the Reds have a fantastic opportunity to take back the initiative against the Sky Blues’ crosstown rivals.
The Wanderers’ struggles have been well-documented during the 2018/19 Season.
Dan Barrett’s team are yet to register a win and have just a solitary point to their name as a disappointing season winds down.
A 3-0 loss in the Sydney Derby last week may not have looked good on paper but the Wanderers pushed the Sky Blues all the way.
With Adelaide needing a win to ensure their bid for post-season action remains intact and Western Sydney having nothing to lose, this encounter could be a very open affair indeed.
Ins and outs
Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY(gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 3.Charlotte GRANT, 4.Georgia IANNELLA, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.Isabel HODGSON, 8.Emily CONDON, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Veronica LATSKO, 15.Emma CHECKER (c), 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17.Kahlia HOGG, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk), 21.Lara KIRKBY, 22.Amber BROOKS, 23.Michelle HEYMAN **one to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Georgia IANNELLA (promoted), 17.Kahlia HOGG (promoted), 21.Lara KIRKBY (promoted)
Outs: 5.Gunnhildur JONSDOTTIR (international duty), 9.Fanndis FRIDRIKSDOTTIR (international duty)
Unavailable: 10.Chelsie DAWBER (shin), 14.Grace ABBEY (knee), 18.Meleri MULLAN (knee)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN, 4.Maruschka WALDUS, 5.Rachel LOWE, 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 7.Lo’eau LABONTA, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Remy SIEMSEN, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 11.Elizabeth ADDO, 12.Suzi PHONSONGKHAM, 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 14.Courtney NEVIN, 15.Talitha KRAMER, 17.Sydney MIRAMONTEZ, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 21.Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN.
Ins: 21.Mackenzie HAWKESBY (promoted)
Outs: 20.Caitlin JARVIE (suspended – one week)
Unavailable: 2.Caitlin COOPER (injured – rest of season)
How to watch
You can stream this match at 4:30pm AEDT live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.
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