Perth Glory vs Sydney FC Match Analysis & Prediction
14/01/2023 2:30 pm
Two teams in the bottom half of the A-League table meet on Saturday as Perth Glory play host to Sydney FC at the Macedonia Park, with only goal difference separating them in the standings.
While the hosts have secured consecutive victories in their most recent games, the visitors head into the contest off the back of a defeat.
A victory over Western Sydney Wanderers was followed up by a 2-1 win against Brisbane Roar in midweek, with an own goal and a strike from Darryl Lachman securing the three points for Perth Glory.
The positive results have allowed the Glory to start moving up the league table, and they now sit with the same number of points as Sydney FC.
Another win this weekend would not only move them above their opponents, but it could take them as high as fifth depending on other results.
Despite the fact that their opponents finished the game with nine men, Sydney FC were still beaten 1-0 by Wellington Phoenix, which was made worse by the fact that they had two penalties in injury time.
Adam Le Fondre stepped up twice in a row as he saw his first shot saved by the goalkeeper, before the second ended up being sent way over the bar.
Only one other team in the division has conceded more then Steve Corica’s side this season, which is a situation they will have to address, particularly since they are just three points off the foot of the table.
Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC Head to head
In the previous 54 meetings between these two teams, Perth Glory have claimed 11 victories while Sydney have won 32, and they have drawn in 11. Sydney have scored 98 goals and conceded 51 in the process.
Perth Glory Team News
Salim Khelifi missed out on the midweek victory for Perth Glory due to a groin injury that is likely to keep him on the sidelines once again this time around.
The hosts are also dealing with another injury issue as Luke Bodnar has been out of action in recent matches.
Perth Glory's Last 5 Matches
23/12/2022Perth Glory1Wellington Phoenix1A-League
02/01/2023Adelaide United2Perth Glory0A-League
06/01/2023Perth Glory1Western Sydney Wanderers0A-League
10/01/2023Perth Glory2Brisbane Roar1A-League
Sydney FC Team News
Le Fondre will be having some serious pressure this weekend following his penalty mishaps last time out, and he will be keen to score this time around.
Joe Lolley could be an option for the visitors as he has now served his suspension and is ready to be brought back into the starting XI.
Sydney FC's Last 5 Matches
17/12/2022Central Coast Mariners2Sydney1A-League
Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC: Odds and Predictions
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