Match preview: Sydney FC v Adelaide United

A resurgent Sydney FC host unbeaten Adelaide United in a massive Thursday night clash as the Westfield W-League heads to the Harbour City's northern beaches and Cromer Park.

Last season’s grand finalists Sydney FC have endured a slow start to the 2018/19 campaign but showed there was still plenty of life left in them with a masterful display last weekend.

The Sky Blues found their scoring boots, sweeping aside Brisbane Roar 5-1 to breathe life into their finals hopes, with Westfield Matildas star Caitlin Foord scoring a hat-trick.


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The Reds still haven’t tasted defeat this season but have drawn their last two games in a row, including a thrilling 2-2 result against Perth Glory in Round 6.

While third-placed Adelaide have not lost – and sit four places above a Sydney FC side who have been beaten three times this campaign – Ante Juric’s side would incredibly leapfrog the Reds on the ladder with a win in this one.

It just shows how close the Westfield W-League is right now.

History is on the Sky Blues' side as well, having won six of the last seven clashes between the two teams in the Westfield W-League, including a 2-1 triumph last season.

Ins and outs

Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5. Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 8.Amy HARRISON, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 18.Taylor RAY, 20.Princess IBINI, 22.Sofia HUERTA, 23. Danielle COLAPRICO, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5. Ally GREEN (promoted), 12.Natalie TOBIN (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 19.Amy SAYER (foot - indefinite)

Adelaide United celebrate a goal.


Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY(gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 3.Charlotte GRANT, 5.Gunnhildur JONSDOTTIR, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.Isabel HODGSON, 8.Emily CONDON, 9.Fanndis FRIDRIKSDOTTIR, 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

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 17.Kahlia HOGG (promoted), 21.Lara KIRKBY (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 10.Chelsie DAWBER (shin), 18.Meleri MULLAN (knee)

How to watch

Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch this clash, with kick-off at 7:30pm AEDT. You can also stream the match 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.

Tickets

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