Sydney face the Roar on Saturday night, with a win for Sydney taking them level on points in third place.
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Sydney are the best defensive side in the competition this season.
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Tips
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday February 20
⏰ Time: 7:10pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Head to Head (last five matches)
- 10/08/20: Roar 1-1 Sydney
- 31/01/20: Sydney 1-0 Roar
- 07/12/19: Sydney 5-1 Roar
- 29/03/19: Roar 1-3 Sydney
- 08/02/19: Roar 2-1 Sydney
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Preview and Prediction
Sydney sat out of match week eight after their match against Western United was postponed due to Victoria’s five-day lockdown but won their last match against the Phoenix.
Despite the Sky Blues liking to control possession, they weren’t allowed to against Wellington, so you can expect them to maintain possession against the Roar to halt them in their tracks.
Sydney typically attacks with the build-up starting from the left-hand side of the pitch with Milos Ninkovic being pivotal to the attack. They will target Jack Hingert and Kai Trewin on the right-hand side of the defence.
Kosta Barbarouses was the best for the Sky Blues, kicking two goals with lethal finishing.
In the previous fixture between these clubs, it finished with both teams sharing the points in a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, the Roar were involved in a stalemate against the Newcastle Jets in match week eight.
Despite their strong start to the season, they’ve only gained one point in their last two matches on their home turf, now they face their toughest challenge yet, the reigning champions away from home.
However, the Roar have been brilliant on the attack this season, with an impressive 16.5% conversion rate but more importantly, they will be hoping to be stronger defensively with their only clean sheet of the season coming in their last match.
Although Brisbane sits above the Sky Blues on the table, I believe Sydney will claim the three points in an entertaining contest.
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Stats
- Sydney have won three of the last five encounters
- Brisbane have won three of their last five matches
- Sydney are the best defensive side in the competition this season
- Sydney has won their last two matches