Head To Head: Baumjohann v Schwegler

Sydney FC are set to host the first ever #SydneyDerby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium this Friday night (kick off 8pm AEDT).

It’s sure to be an enthralling affair, with both sides chasing bragging rights as they enter the clash in differing fortunes.

The Sky Blues arrive in Kogarah with a 13 point lead at the top of the table, and on the back of a 13-match winning streak at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

For the Western Sydney Wanderers, they enter the derby five points adrift of the top six and without a win in their last eight away derbies.

Two midfielders sure to have a say on proceedings are Alex Baumjohann and Pirmin Schwegler, both influential figures in their teams, and with the ability to turn a game on its head.

Let’s look at the ‘Tale of the Tape’ between the two midfielders.  
 

5. Alex Baumjohann

 

19.Pirmin Schwegler

33

AGE

32

178cm

HEIGHT

178cm

Waltrop, Germany

BORN

Ettiswil, Switzerland

Midfielder

POSITION

Midfielder

Schalke 04 II

Schalke 04

Borussia Mönchengladbach II

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bayern Munich II

Bayern Munich

Schalke 04

FC Kaiserslautern

Hertha BSC

Hertha BSC II

Coritiba

Vitória

Western Sydney Wanderers

Sydney FC

FORMER CLUBS

BFC Luzern

Young Boys

Bayer Leverkusen

Eintracht Frankfurt

1899 Hoffenheim

Western Sydney Wanderers

234 (22 goals)

CLUB APPEARANCES

377 (12 goals)

N/A

INT’L APPEARANCES

            14 (0 goals)

14 games played

1 goal

5 assists

7 shots on target

24 key passes

78.4% pass accuracy

57.8% duel success rate

 

2019/20 A-LEAGUE STATS

16 games played

1 goal

2 assists

3 shots on target

18 key passes

80.3% pass accuracy

57.9% duel success rate

 

While having played two games less than his Wanderers counterpart, Alex Baumjohann leads the way in a number of key areas.

The German star comes out on top in assists, shots on target and key passes, underlying his importance to the Sky Blues’ rampant attack that’s scored 37 goals in 16 games this season.

The duo are closely matched for passing accuracy and duel success, and it’s sure to be a thrilling encounter when both sides take to the field on Friday night.

Sydney FC are back in action this Friday 28th February in the #SydneyDerby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (kick off 8pm AEDT) brought to you by McDonalds.

Tickets are selling fast for the biggest clash at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium this season, get there to back your Sky Blues by purchasing tickets here.