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31 Jan 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix Preview

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When? Friday 2nd February, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Allianz Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Sydney FC & Wellington Phoenix - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SYDFC1918

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Sydney FC W4, Wellington Phoenix W1
A-League meetings: Sydney FC W18, Wellington Phoenix W12, D4

SYDNEY FC

Predicted line-up: Redmayne; Wilkshire, Buijs, Wilkinson, Zullo; Brillante, Retre; Mierzejewski, Brosque, Ninkovic; Bobo

Unavailable: Grant (Injured), O'Neill (Suspended)

Doubtful:

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Predicted line-up: Italiano; Galloway, Rossi, Durante, Doyle; Ridenton, Paracki, McGlinchey; Burns, Kaluderovic, Ljujic

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Mullen (Injured), Kaluderovic (Injured), Krishna (Injured)

PREDICTION
Top of the A-League plays host to the bottom this weekend as Graham Arnold’s men continue to assert their dominance over the other nine clubs in the division. Sydney FC have not lost any of their last 12 league matches and will strongly fancy their chances of making it 13 this weekend when Wellington Phoenix make the trip to Australian soil. Wellington's recent run of positive results came to an end last week with defeat to Adelaide, and it is unlikely they will bounce back against the league leaders.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Wellington Phoenix have not beaten Sydney FC in any of their last five attempts, and you must cast your mind back to March 2016 for their last success, which was a win that was made more impressive by the fact that it came at the Allianz Stadium. After racing into a first half 3-0 lead, they may have been guilty of taking their foot off the gas after the restart, but the points were already wrapped up by the time Filip Holosko scored a scant consolation for the home side.


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