NPL NSW Round 18 Preview

*Header photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

Sydney FC v Rockdale City Suns, 7pm Saturday at Lambert Park

Sydney FC will be determined to claim three points when they take on Rockdale City Suns at Lambert Park on Saturday.

It’s been a tough second half of the season for Sydney FC but at home against a Rockdale City Suns team going through a slump of their own they will be hopeful of collecting all three points.

A plucky performance against Blacktown City in a 3-1 defeat showed their is signs of life for the Jimmy van Weeren coached team.

Young midfielder Ryan Teague has been tipped for a promising professional career and he has been in good form in a losing side.

Teague, alongside Luke Ivanovic and Joel King offer Sydney FC plenty of quality and they will need to get the most out of the trio if they are to win.

Rockdale have slumped to one of the lowest points of their campaign losing five of their past six games.

In that time their defence has once again came under the spotlight after conceding 16 goals.

Interim coach Nick Porecca is scrambling for answers and he will need to find them quick if they are somehow to sneak into the finals.

It’s a big game for Rockdale but Sydney FC won’t be easy beats. It’s a match which could go either way.