A-League In Focus – Sydney FC vs Adelaide United Preview

When? Sunday 8th April, 10:00 (UK)

Where? Allianz Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Sydney FC & Adelaide United - https://www.sydneyfc.com/fixtures#!/t1962

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 W3, D2
A-League meetings: Sydney FC W16, Adelaide United W17, D8

SYDNEY FC

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

Unavailable: Grant (Injured)

Doubtful:

ADELAIDE UNITED

Predicted line-up: Izzo; Marrone, Gulum, Elsey, Garrucio; N. Konstandopoulos, Adlung, Isaias; Kitto, Blackwood, Absalonsen

Unavailable: O'Doherty (Out of favour), Cavusevic (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Sydney FC confirmed top spot in the regular season last weekend and subsequently have been awarded the Premier Plate as the best team in the first phase of the competition. However, Graham Arnold’s men will have victory in the Grand Final in their sights in a few weeks.

With everything wrapped up, it could well be a chance to rest key players especially after Asian Champions League exploits in midweek. This is something that could play into Adelaide United’s hands as they require a point to make mathematically sure of a top-six finish.

Depending on the strength of Sydney’s line up, Marco Kurz’s side could be good value for the point that they require to confirm a place in the play-offs.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Adelaide United have not beaten Sydney FC in the A-League in their last five attempts. You must go back to April 2016 for their last success and it was one that came away from home.

Bruce Dijte proved to be the hero as his first half brace secured a 2-0 win for United as the Sydney based hosts were unusually quiet in attack this time around.