Can Sydney FC win their first derby this season? WS Wanderers vs Sydney FC free betting tips – A-League Australia
The 24th matchday of the current season extends from Friday to Monday in the Australian A-League. Six rounds of play are still on the program in the basic round, but due to current developments these will be contested without spectators. The most interesting duel this weekend is in Sydney. This leads to a derby between the WS Wanderers and Sydney FC.
WS Wanderers vs Sydney FC Free Betting Tips
A derby in which there is a lot at stake, especially for the home side. If the season ends regularly, the championship round is still on the program, but a top six place must be achieved for this. The Wanderers are currently two points behind this top six place. Sydney FC, on the other hand, dominates the league at will and is the superior league leader.
For a derby victory for the guests, the betting base odds comparison between WS Wanderers and Sydney FC provides odds of up to 2.10.
WS Wanderers – Statistics & current form
Australia has a special charm for many Europeans and it is therefore not surprising that many footballers of advanced age also take the path “down under” to end their careers. However, the level in the A-League is certainly not yet comparable to that in Europe. An average player can be one of the big stars in Australia.
Title win in the AFC Champions League
In the Western Sydney Wanderers squad – as the WS Wanderers’ full name is – there are quite a few well-known names. Ex-Frankfurt’s Nicolai Müller and Pirmin Schwegler are familiar to every German soccer fan. Goalkeeper Daniel Lopar was number one at Swiss top club FC Sankt Gallen for years. The team of head coach Jean-Paul de Marigny does not lack sounding names.
The greatest success in the still young club history – the club was only founded in 2012 – was the sensational title win in the 2014 AFC Champions League. In the final, Al Hilal was defeated and the club qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup in 2014.
A season with ups and downs
After the sensational success, there have been many ups and downs for WS Wanderers in recent years. In this sense, the current season has been a bit symptomatic of the past few years. After a good start to the season (ten points from four games), the team slipped into a crisis and lost eight of the following ten league games.
In the past few weeks, however, there has been an upward trend again and the Wanderers collected eleven out of 18 possible points in six games. The shape gives hope; nevertheless, odds of up to 3.50 are available for the home win between WS Wanderers and Sydney FC.
Probable lineups of WS Wanderers:
↪ Lopar – McGowan, Jurman, Mourdoukoutas – Carluccio, Schwegler, O’Doherty, Russell – Müller – Duke, Cox
Last games from WS Wanderers:
⚽️ 03/14 2020 Melbourne City FC 1 – 1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
⚽️ 03/06 2020 Brisbane Roar FC 3 – 1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
⚽️ 02/28 2020 Sydney FC 0 – 1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
⚽️ 02/21 2020 Western Sydney Wanderers FC 5 – 2 Adelaide United
⚽️ 02/15 2020 Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1 – 1 Newcastle Jets
Sydney FC – Statistics & current form
Sydney FC was one of the founding members of the Australian A-League and, with head coach Pierre Littbarski, secured the first title win in A-League history in March 2006. To date, a total of four championships can be found in the display cabinet of Sydney FC. Among other things, the team of head coach Steve Corica is the current defending champion.
Sydney is no longer in first place in the basic round
The defending champion impressively underpins the role as the strongest team in the country in the season so far. Nineteen games were played and Sydney collected no less than 47 of the 57 possible points. 15 wins are only two draws and two losses. Both the offensive (41 goals) and the defensive (15 goals conceded) are the best in the entire league.
Sydney FC’s two losses this season came from city rivals Western Sydney Wanderers. Although the defending champion has already fixed first place, the sporting incentive will be given to avert a third defeat against the city rivals. For the first derby victory of the sovereign league leader this season, the bookmakers between WS Wanderers and Sydney FC are offering betting odds of up to 2.10 for the tip on the guests.
The well-known names in the league leaders
The most famous player at Sydney is certainly the ex-Schalke player and ex-Bayern player Alexander Baumjohann. The now 33-year-old started his Australia adventure with the Western Sydney Wanderers in summer 2018. However, after his contract was not renewed, he signed with the city rival. With 17 appearances there are one goal and five assists.
The most important player in the season so far is the Englishman Adam le Fondre. The top striker (16 goals this season) is also 33 years old and has been playing “down under” for a year and a half. Its built-in goal guarantee already brought a number of points. In 58 games he scored no less than 40 goals. His 16 goals mean second place behind Jamie MacLaren in the top scorer list.
Probable lineups of Sydney FC:
↪ Redmayne – Grant, King, McGowan, Wilkinson – Brattan, Caceres, Ninkovic, Retre – le Fondre, Barbarouses
Last games from Sydney FC:
⚽️ 03/14 2020 Sydney FC 0 – 0 Perth Glory
⚽️ 03/07 2020 Melbourne Victory 1 – 4 Sydney FC
AFC Champions League Group H
⚽️ 03/04 2020 Sydney FC 2 – 2 Jeonbuk FC
⚽️ 02/28 2020 Sydney FC 0 – 1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
⚽️ 02/23 2020 Central Coast Mariners 0-3 Sydney FC
WS Wanderers vs Sydney FC Direct Comparison
Derbytime in the city of Sydney, which has a population of five million. For the 24th time, the two teams from Sydney will face each other in the Australian A-League. A look at the statistics shows that the current championship leader Sydney FC has a clear lead with eleven wins versus six defeats.
The two teams have faced each other twice this season. Most recently three weeks ago, at the end of February, the Western Sydney Wanderers celebrated a 1-0 away win with the big city rivals.
For Sydney FC, this was the only home defeat of the season so far and overall only the second defeat of the season. There was defeat one in the first season duel with the city rival – also with 0: 1.
It is striking that in four of the last five derbies in the A-League between WS Wanderers and Sydney FC, the prediction for the Under 2.5 was successful.
WS Wanderers vs Sydney FC Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
As is well known, all good things come in threes – in the third attempt, the reigning Australian champion should finally succeed with a derby success. At the two previous derbies, not even a goal could be celebrated. Despite these two defeats, the bookmakers between WS Wanderers and Sydney FC are likely to predict the score.
Key facts – WS Wanderers vs Sydney FC tips
🔹 The crisis has been overcome – the home side recently collected eleven points in six games
🔹 The WS Wanderers won the first two derbies this season 1-0
🔹 Except for the two derby defeats, Sydney FC never lost the game
In view of the direct comparison, a bet on the guests is not necessarily recommended. However, we are convinced that the sovereign leaders will do everything they can to regain supremacy in their own city in early Saturday.
The performances and results so far are absolutely impressive and accordingly we see good chances that this time between the WS Wanderers and Sydney FC the tip on Sydney will be crowned with success.
Competition: A-League Australia
Date: Mar 21, 2020
Insider Tips: 2
Stake: 6/10 units