The Western Sydney Wanderers are undefeated in their last five meetings with FC Seoul and will be looking to continue this run of form in tonight’s Asian Champions League clash at Campbelltown Stadium.
The Wanderers upheld this undefeated record in their last meeting on Match Day 3, where they defeated FC Seoul 3-2.
Lachlan Scott, Terry Antonis and Jaushua Sotirio all got onto the scoresheet in the match, which also saw the Red & Black claim the first win by a Hyundai A-League club in this season’s Champions League competition.
The Wanderers will be coming off a frustrating 0-0 stalemate against rivals Melbourne Victory on Saturday and will need a win tonight to maintain touch with group front-runners Shanghai SIPG and Urawa Red Diamonds.
Aside from Sotirio, who is a touch-and-go chance to play after missing Saturday’s match against Victory, Tony Popovic will have a fully fit squad to choose from, including defender Scott Neville, who returns after serving a one-game suspension.
After taking maximum points from their first three Champions League games last year, FC Seoul have struggled to find form in this year’s competition and have only been able to win one of their last six games.
Similarly to the Wanderers, Seoul will be coming into the clash after a frustrating goalless draw against Jeju United which left them positioned fifth on the K League Classic ladder.
Away from home, Seoul have a poor record and are winless in their last five away games in the competition.
A win tonight by the Wanderers would push them up to six points in Group F to potentially level them with Japanese giants Urawa Red Diamonds, who will host Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs FC Seoul
Tuesday 11 April, 8:00pm