The Wanderers were the only side to defeat FC last season, but could only manage sixth on the ladder, while Sydney FC took the Premiership and Grand Final. This year both sides are excited about their chances, and you can enjoy the action when streaming the games online with a Free trial.
Sydney FC vs Wanderers Preview
These two sides have played each other eighteen times, with Sydney FC winning eight of the matches against the five occasions the Wanderers have claimed a victory, with four draws between them. The last time the rivals met was on 9 December, 2017, at ANZ Stadium, a match that ended with Sydney FC dominating 5-0, with over 36,000 enthusiastic fans in attendance.
The game this Saturday will be played at Allianz Stadium in Moore Park, where it’s expected to attract an of just over 44,000, another sell-out between the intra-city rivals. It’s also the first-ever time the Sydney Derby is being played in round twenty-one, so it will an extra exciting match and a wonderful event to view on television with the two fan bases spurring on their respective sides.
A League Live TV
Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix
Friday 23 February at 7.50 PM (Fox Sports)
Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Saturday 24 February at 5.35 PM (Fox Sports)
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
Saturday 24 February at 7.50 PM (ONE/Fox Sports)
Perth Glory v Melbourne City
Saturday 24 February at 10.00 PM (Fox Sports)
Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 25 February at 6.30 PM (Fox Sports)
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional difference. Sydney Derby TV replay available on Fox Sports in the days after the match has concluded.
A League Live Streaming Options and a Free Trial
While you can find Sydney FC v Wanderers on Free to Air TV, Fox Sports 4 (Foxtel) will provide the most complete coverage to include every A League game live, in HD and ad-break free during play, as well as Match Replays throughout the week.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s 2 weeks Free live TV trial, which will broadcast every A-League game online*, as well as offering live Sydney FC v Wanderers streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.
Sydney FC Preview
Last years Champions remain unbeaten in the current season, having sat atop the ladder the entire season to date. Their most recent outing resulted in a 3-1 victory over the Wellington Phoenix, the nineteenth consecutive match without tasting defeat. Sydney FC is enjoying the return of Ali Abbas, who hadn’t played since October last year, ironically against the Wanderers, where he suffered a sickening leg injury, which was further soured by taunts from the Wanderers fans. Abbas will be desperate to play alongside his teammates, because this game will all be about revenge for that moment 15 months ago, but don‘t look for every installment of the Sydney Derby on Free to Air TV in Australia.
The Wanderers played a half-hearted game against the Central Coast Mariners last Sunday. They failed to register a goal, losing 2-0, but some brilliance from Mitch Nicholls and Mark Bridge helped keep them close. This season has been a big disappointment following from last year’s visit to the Grand Final, but a victory here in the Sydney Derby would go a long way toward some redemption as it would stun FC with their first loss of the season, and provide the Wanderer’s the momentum they need to grab a spot in the Finals Series. Getting into the Finals is all that matters now, as once there anything can happen.