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

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


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

Unavailable: Fox (Injured), Krishna (Injured)



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

Unavailable: Grant (Injured)


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.

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.