Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers Betting Predictions

Sydney FC meet local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers in a local derby at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the pick of the Round 2 fixtures in the A-League on Saturday night.
At 63/20 a $10 bet would return $42
Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers
October 27,2018

Both teams began the new season with 1-1 draws, with the Sky Blues claiming a point away to Adelaide United thanks to an Adam Le Fondre equalizer on 78 minutes.

The Wanderers also claimed a point on the road, recovering from a goal down against Perth Glory to level courtesy of Curaçao’s Roly Bonevacia almost midway through the second-half.

Last season the Sky Blues topped the table at the end of the regular A-League campaign, while the Wanderers missed out on the play-offs after finishing in seventh position.  

In the three league matches between the teams last season, there were two wins and a draw for Sydney, with a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Stadium in Round 3 in mid-October 2017 in which the Sky Blues had to recover a two goal deficit to claim a point, followed by an emphatic 5-0 victory at the ANZ Stadium a couple of weeks before Christmas and a 3-1 win back on home turf at the Allianz Stadium in late February.

There have been changes in both squads over the close season, with Sydney losing a few big name stars and the Wanderers will be hoping they can perhaps make the most of meeting their neighbours early on in the campaign again, before they hit their stride.

The problem for the Wanderers is that they’ve already faced Sydney in the FFA Cup semi-finals at the Panthers Stadium in Penrith just a couple of weeks ago, where they went down to a fairly comprehensive 3-0 defeat.

Any ideas that the new look Sky Blues might take time to gel were dismissed to some degree in that their three goals all came from new recruits – Trent Buhagiar, Siem de Jong and Le Fondre.    

The Match Result betting in this game has Sydney at 1.75 with Unibet, the draw at 3.65 with bet365* and a Wanderers victory available at 19/4 with bet365*.  Perhaps a better value option is to back Sydney to Win to Nil at 4.25 with Pointsbet.

* Odds correct at the time of writing

To Win to Nil – Sydney FC @ 63/20 with Unibet