Head To Head: Andrew Redmayne v Liam Reddy

Hot off the heels of an emphatic 6-1 #BigBlue drubbing on Sunday night, Sydney FC will face Perth Glory this coming Sunday in the Hyundai A-League Grand Final at Optus Stadium (6.30pm AEST kick off), and this will no doubt be one of the best games of the season.

The two sides have faced off three times this season, with the Sky Blues coming away with two wins including an impressive 2-1 victory away from home back in December and a 1-0 win at Kogarah just a few weeks ago.

Two men that are an integral to both side’s success this season are goalkeepers Andrew Redmayne and Liam Reddy. The Sky Blues keeper has had a fantastic year, pulling off some remarkable saves including four from the penalty spot while his opposite number this weekend was the hero in last Friday night’s penalty shootout against Adelaide United.

Let’s take a look at the head to head between the two keepers of this weekend’s Grand Final.

  1. Andrew Redmayne

 

  1. Liam Reddy

30

AGE

37

194cm

HEIGHT

189cm

Gosford, NSW

BORN

Sydney, NSW

Goalkeeper

POSITION

Goalkeeper

Central Coast Mariners

Brisbane Roar

Melbourne City

Western Sydney Wanderers

FORMER CLUBS

Newcastle Jets

Brisbane Roar

Wellington Phoenix

Sydney FC

Central Coast Mariners

Western Sydney Wanderers

141

   A-LEAGUE APPEARANCES

278

N/A

INT’L APPEARANCES

N/A

28 games

8 clean sheets

68 total saves

4 penalties saved

31 goals conceded

2 penalties conceded

2019 A-LEAGUE STATS

28 games

12 clean sheets

65 total saves

4 penalties saved

27 goals conceded

3 penalties conceded

 

Both men have been a major factor in why their respective side’s will battle it out for the biggest prize in Australian football on Sunday night, and the stats detailed above paint a really strong picture as to why that is the case.

Redmayne has made three more saves in the 2018/19 campaign, but that does not include his strong performances in the AFC Champions League that Sydney FC have been a part of and Glory have not.

While he has conceded four more goals than his rival this weekend, Redmayne has saved four penalties this season across all competitions, and has only let two in which shows just how remarkable the big man is in pressure moments.

It will be a tough battle on Sunday night and both side’s keepers will be trying to keep a clean sheet – however the defence of Sydney FC was on-song against Melbourne Victory in the semi-final and there’s no doubt that they will be at their best once again when the lights shine the brightest.

The Hyundai A-League Grand Final will kick off at 4.30pm local time and 6.30pm Sydney time – make sure you catch all the action live on Fox Sports or get to Sydney FC’s Official Home Away From Home at The Star, Sydney and cheer on your boys in blue!