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

When? Saturday 23rd December, 06:35 (UK)

Where? Westpac Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Wellington Phoenix & Sydney FC - http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=PHOENIXF18

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: Wellington Phoenix W1, Sydney FC W3, D1
A-League meetings: Wellington Phoenix W13, Sydney FC W17, D5
All-time meetings: Wellington Phoenix W13, Sydney FC W17, D5

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

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

Unavailable: Fox (Injured), Krishna (Injured)

Doubtful:

SYDNEY FC

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

Unavailable: Grant (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Sydney are in relentless form right now and as they visit the A-League's bottom team, complacency appears to be their only threat. Wellington are in complete disarray and goals will be an issue so there is every chance that the league leaders win and maintain a clean sheet.

MEMORABLE MEETING
January 2013 saw these two sides face off and the long trip for the Phoenix would have been one to forget. Sydney FC made very easy work of their New Zealand counterparts as they ran out 7-1 winners, with former Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero scoring four goals that afternoon.