Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
CommBank Stadium will host the game
  1. Soccer
  2. A-League

Australian Football: Sydney derby clash set for fireworks

The derby clash between Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers is the highlight of the weekend as the fireworks when the two sides last met are still fresh in the memory.

Sydney FC won 1-0 on that occasion despite Western Sydney dominating the game with just 10 men. Tempers boiled over after the final whistle with both coaches Steve Corica and Mark Rudan involved in an angry bust-up. Emotions are still raw following that game played last month and it could boil over once again.

There are also some big games to look forward to elsewhere on Saturday and Sunday, so let’s take a closer look at a jam-packed fixture list.

Brisbane Roar v Western United (Saturday, 17:00 AEST)

Out of nowhere Western United have hit form and have won their last three games on the bounce to jump to seventh place on the ladder, just two points away from finals.

It has been a remarkable turn around and United can now be backed at 3.10 to make it four wins on the bounce.

Brisbane, who have lost their last two and sit second-bottom, are priced at 2.20. Roar’s biggest concern is landing the wooden spoon and they will be desperate for three points with just Melbourne Victory below them.

The home side welcome back Jordan Courtney-Perkins from suspension, but lose Scott Neville to suspension. Robbie Kruse and Joe Knowles are both out injured.

Western have no fresh issues and coach John Aloisi is set to stick with a winning side.

Related Australian Football News

Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix

Five takeaways from Matchday 20

Mariners need to bounce back

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory (Saturday, 17:00 AEST)

The Jets looked good for the top six at one point but have slipped down the ladder at an alarming rate after losing their last three games on the bounce. They have conceded seven goals in the process and need to stop the rot quickly if they are to have a chance of playing finals.

Newcastle are priced at 2.20 to bounce back against Glory. Perth had also been on a shocking run of form but pulled off a massive home win against Western Sydney last week and should take confidence from it.

They can be backed at 3.25 with the draw available at 3.40. Glory welcome back captain Mustafa Amini but Jordan Elsey is ruled out through suspension.

The Jets are also boosted by the return of the influential Reno Piscopo and will be hoping he can make the difference.

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers (Saturday, 19:45 AEST)

Strap yourself in for this one, it could be hot. As well as local pride being at stake, both sides need the points to cement their place in the top six.

Sydney FC had been on a great run the last time these two met, but have gone off the boil since then. They have lost two of the last three and need a response if they are to hold on to sixth place on the ladder.

Western Sydney have top two aspirations but they suffered a big blow last weekend as they lost in the last minute away at Perth Glory.

Sydney FC are priced at 2.30 but are still missing the influential Adam Le Fondre to injury, while Max Burgess is also out suspended.

The Wanderers are boosted by the return of Marcelo from suspension but lose Tomi Mrcela who was sent off late on in the defeat to Perth Glory.

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners (Sunday, 17:00 AEST)

Central Coast Mariners returned to winning ways last week and need another three points to keep the pressure on at the top of the ladder. They are priced at 3.00 to do just that.

Victory on the other hand sit bottom of the ladder after losing their last two. The 2-1 home defeat to Western United on Monday would have been particularly alarming.

Melbourne are still without the injured Luis Nani and Jake Brimmer as they fight to avoid the wooden spoon.

The Mariners are without Jacob Farrell, who is sick, and Beni Nkololo who is suspended.

Macarthur v Melbourne City (Sunday, 19:00 AEST)

Melbourne City sit top of the ladder but their form has been patchy to say the least. It has been a case of win one, lose one for the last few weeks now.

After edging past Brisbane Roar last weekend they will be out to end that sequence and make it back-to-back wins against struggling Macarthur.

The Bulls have lost three out of the last four, conceding 12 goals, and sit ninth on the ladder. 

Macarthur, who are priced at 5.25 to cause an upset, are without both Craig Noone and Daniel Arzani through suspension.

Melbourne are missing Thomas Lam through suspension but have a very strong squad to select from.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy