Sydney FC travel to Newcastle for Saturday's clash at McDonald Jones Stadium in good stead, undefeated after three rounds of competition and sitting in first place.
The Jets, Grand Finalists last season, remain winless and sit on the bottom of the table after two defeats from their first three matches.
The Sky Blues bounced back from their FFA Cup Final 2018 disappointment in terrific fashion, making a real statement with a 3-0 win at Melbourne City last time out and will be looking to enter the international break with their Hyundai A-League 2018/19 record intact.
KEY OPTA STATS
- Sydney FC have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven games against Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium, while they last failed to score there in September 2008.
- The Jets have been kept goalless in four of their last five games at McDonald Jones Stadium, as many as they had in their previous 25 games at the venue.
THEY SAID IT
Adam Le Fondre - "There’s always going to be that period of getting in to top gear, we’re not into top gear yet but we’re playing really well.
"What you’ve seen from our games so far is that we’re a really resolute defensive team and given the amount of chances we get, we’re going to put them away. We’re not playing with any fear, we’re playing with a lot of freedom and enjoying that."
HOW TO WATCH
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