Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Sydney aiming for third straight win over Phoenix

Andrew Hendrie 18 Oct 2019
  • Sydney FC host Wellington Phoenix in Round 2 of the A-League on Sunday
  • Sydney have won their last two encounters
Sydney face Wellington on Sunday (PA Images)

Sydney FC target their third win over Wellington Phoenix this season when the two sides clash to close out A-League Round 2 action on Sunday night.

Sydney vs Wellington kicks off at 6.00pm AEDT at Leichhardt Oval. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Sydney look to make it two wins from two to launch their A-League premiership defence when they face Wellington on Sunday night.

The Sky Blues almost relinquished a two-goal lead against Adelaide last week as the Reds pegged them back to 2-2, but Ryan McGowan grabbed the match winner with three minutes of regular time remaining to hand the reigning champions all three points.

It’s obviously early stages, but Sydney appear like the team to beat once again, with Kosta Barbarouses adding more firepower to an already-lethal final third.



By contrast, it’s tough to see how Wellington are going to back up their brilliant season last campaign, where they broke into the top six.

Ufuk Talay left Sydney FC as an assistant to become manager of Wellington after Mark Rudan’s departure, and the Kiwi club will be hoping he can offer some inside knowledge for Sunday.

Wellington were defeated 1-0 by Western United last week and will be hoping former Celtic star Gary Hooper will provide some spark up front, however he won’t be available for this clash.

Sydney have won their last two encounters and four of the last five, and I expect them to win again on Sunday. Phoenix simply don’t have the class right now, and if they couldn’t score against United at home, I don’t like their chances against the reigning premiers away.

Match Odds


Sydney FC - $1.45
Wellington Phoenix - $7.50
Draw - $4.50

Stats


  • Sydney have won their last two encounters
  • Sydney have also won four of their last five meetings
  • Wellington haven’t scored in their last two games against Sydney

Tips


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