Western Sydney Wanderers Vs Sydney FC Betting Tips
A-League officials will be hoping for the biggest crowd of the season when the Sydney derby takes place at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night. But the two teams will have other goals in mind, with Western Sydney Wanderers hoping to break an embarrassing record in home derbies and Sydney FC trying to turn around their poor form.
Sydney FC’s Happy Hunting Ground
This will be the fourth time the Wanderers host Sydney FC at ANZ since they moved home derby games to the former Olympic stadium. An A-League record 61,880 people turned out for the first encounter in 2016-17, which Sydney FC won 4-0. Wanderers won 1-0 at ANZ later the same season, but Sydney FC thrashed them 5-0 in their only encounter at the ground in 2017-18.
Sydney FC are sitting third on the table with 11 points, despite losing two of their past three including a humiliating 3-1 home loss to lowly Wellington Phoenix last Saturday. Wanderers beat Central Coast Mariners 2-0 at home last week to move to eight points, outside the top six on goal difference.
Given the historical record, Sydney FC is a tempting favourite, and Bet365 are offering 2.05 on the visitors in head-to-head betting. Palmerbet are offering 3.35 for Sydney FC to win with a clean sheet.
Other Top A-League Betting Tips
The round begins on Friday night with Brisbane Roar hosting Melbourne Victory. The visitors have won five on the trot, scoring 13 goals to two in the process, and Unibet is being extremely generous by offering 3.90 on Victory to win to nil.
Wellington host the Mariners Saturday, and while the Kiwis haven’t exactly been world beaters this year, they’re a hell of a lot better than the bottom-placed Mariners. Neds is offering 1.80 on Wellington to win this.
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Thursday: Gains New Zealand citizenship ??
Saturday: Scores a match-winning brace against @SydneyFC ??
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On Sunday, the Newcastle Jets host ladder leaders Perth Glory, while Adelaide United host Melbourne City. Glory have won both times they’ve been underdogs this year, at Melbourne Victory and at Adelaide United. Newcastle should be an easier task, which is why we like the Glory, who are paying 2.72 at Topbetta.