Ins & Outs: Sydney Derby


Hyundai A-League interim head coach Jean-Paul de Marigny has named his squad for Saturday’s Sydney Derby. Sign-up to MATE, internet from $59, mobile from $20. 1 month risk free guarantee!

Sydney FC may be runaway leaders in the Hyundai A-League this season but they face the only side they have yet to beat in 2019/20 when they host fierce rivals Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.

The Sky Blues only blemish so far this campaign came in the first Sydney Derby back in Round 3 and it’s a result that is sure to still be stinging Steve Corica’s troops.

Both clubs have ensured contrasting fortunes since then, with the Sky Blues going on to win 11 of their next 12 games (with one draw), including last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Brisbane Roar.

The Wanderers have work to do if they are to play finals football, with Sunday’s 3-1 win over Central Coast Mariners just their second victory in their last 12 games.

While there were some encouraging signs under interim boss John Paul de Marigny – including a debut goal for new recruit Simon Cox – they will need to go to another level to topple the Sky Blues.

Sydney FC are unbeaten in their last eight home derbies against the Wanderers and it should be a sellout crowd at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off: 5pm AEDT
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Broadcast: ABC ME, FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports, ABC iView 

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 1.Daniel LOPAR (GK), 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Matthew JURMAN, 7.Mitchell DUKE, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Nicolai MULLER, 10.Simon COX, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 19.Pirmin SCHWEGLER, 22.Nicholas SULLIVAN, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 31.Noah PAGDEN, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 35.Mo ADAM, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (GK)

Ins: 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY (promoted), 31.Noah PAGDEN (promoted)
Outs: N/A
Unavailable: 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (shoulder), 29.Daniel WILMERING (knee)