Sydney FC will be looking for a strong home performance on the artificial pitch at Seymour Shaw with at least a share of top spot on offer.
The Sky Blues have a good record at the ground, albeit it has been a few years now since they played there. More than that, Sydney FC’s record against Adelaide is simply remarkable. The suffered a surprise defeat in season one, but since then have won 11 straight – the best such run in the competition.
The Sky Blues were many pundits tip to challenge Melbourne City’s dominance, and they have certainly started well to sit at the summit. Unfortunately Servet Uzunlar will miss the opportunity to play at her local ground due to a nagging hamstring injury.
Adelaide United, for their part, will be without Adriana Jones who has already scored twice in as many games. There is, however, a quality attacking replacement in the form of Racheal Quigley who is set for her first start of the season, while young gun Grace Abbey is also set to be available.
Sydney FC v Adelaide United
Sunday, 27 November 2016
Venue: Seymour Shaw
Kick-Off: 5:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEDT))
Referee: Rachel Mitchenson
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Sydney FC squad: 1.Sham KHAMIS (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Remy SIEMSEN, 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5.Gabrielle MARZANO, 7.Nicola BOLGER, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 11.Natalie TOBIN, 12.Olivia PRICE, 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 16.Hannah BACON, 15.Sarah EASTHOPE (gk), 17.Kyah SIMON, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Princess IBINI **one to be omitted**
Ins: 5.Gabe MARZANO (promoted), 16.Hannah BACON (promoted)
Outs: 6.Servet UZUNLAR (hamstring – 1 week)
Adelaide United squad: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 4.Emily HODGSON, 5.MÔNICA, 6.Ally LADAS, 7.Stella RIGON (c), 9.Marijana RAJCIC, 10.Racheal QUIGLEY, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 14.Grace ABBEY, 15.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 17.Dragana KLJAJIC, 18.Isabella SCALZI, 20.Sarah WILLACY (gk), 24.Danielle COLAPRICO, 25.Katie NAUGHTON, 30.Alex CHIDIAC **one to be omitted**
Ins: 9.Marijana RAJCIC (promoted), 10.Racheal QUIGLEY (returns from injury), 14.Grace ABBEY (returns from illness)
Outs: 12.Adriana JONES (concussion – 1 week), 16.Kelsey ZAFIRIDIS (not selected)
Unavailable: 8.Emily CONDON (illness – indefinite)