Preview: Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
This match-up needs no introduction as opposing ends of the Harbour City clash in Westfield W-League Round 11.
The form both sides find themselves in also couldn’t be more different as the race for Westfield W-League finals gets serious for Sydney while the Wanderers will be desperate to find some form to end their season on a high.
Every match is must-win for the Sky Blues after a slow start to the season and they put themselves within striking distance of the top four with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle Jets last Friday.
Most threatening to the Wanderers will be Sydney’s attacking force with Savannah McCaskill, Danielle Colaprico and super-sub Princess Ibini and prolific in recent weeks.
It will be a hard ask for Western Sydney who are still yet to record a win so far this season.
Dan Barrett’s side have been behind the pace for much of the year but have showed some decent form in recent weeks, including a thrilling 2-2 draw with Canberra United and taking the lead before pushing Melbourne City all the way in a 2-1 loss last time out.
This match at Leichhardt Oval will serve as a replay of the Round 1 clash which ended in a dominant 3-0 win for Sydney.
Ins and outs
Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Shadeene EVANS, 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, 18.Taylor RAY, 20.Princess IBINI, 21.Julia VIGNES, 22.Sofia HUERTA, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Shadeene EVANS (promoted), 5.Ally GREEN (promoted), 21.Julia VIGNES (promoted)
Outs: 23.Danielle COLAPRICO (international duty)
Unavailable: 19.Amy SAYER (foot - indefinite)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (gk), 4.Maruschka WALDUS, 5.Rachel LOWE, 6.Servet UZUNLAR (c), 7.Lo’eau LABONTA, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Remy SIEMSEN, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 11.Elizabeth ADDO, 12.Susan PHONSONGKHAM, 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 14.Courtney NEVIN, 17.Sydney MIRAMONTEZ, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Caitlin JARVIE, 21.Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 12.Susan PHONSONGKHAM (promoted), 20.Caitlin JARVIE (promoted), 21.Mackenzie HAWKESBY (promoted)
Outs: 15.Talitha KRAMER (suspended – one week)
Unavailable: 2.Caitlin COOPER (injured – rest of season)
How to watch
This match is live on Fox Sports 505 with kick-off at 7:30pm (AEDT). Alternatively you can 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.
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