Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets are both looking to return to the winners’ circle when they open Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League on Friday.
The Sky Blues produced their best performance of the season last Saturday and will fancy their chances of bouncing back if they can improve their proficiency in front of goal.
Ernie Merrick’s Jets are still searching for their first win of 2019/20 after surrendering a first-half lead in the 2-1 loss to Adelaide United last Saturday.
The Hunter club often save their best for clashes with the Sky Blues and Leichhardt Oval should be bouncing for this all-NSW match-up.
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Friday, 1 November 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 4.Alex WILKINSON (c), 5.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 6.Ryan McGOWAN, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 16.Joel KING, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Luke IVANOVIC, 19.Chris ZUVELA, 20.Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 21.Harry VAN DER SAAG, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Jordi SWIBEL.
**2-4 to be omitted**
In: 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (return from injury), 19. Chris ZUVELA (promoted),
Out: (not selected)
Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (ACL - indefinite), 7.Michael ZULLO (leg), 24.Marco TILIO (International duty) 25.Ryan TEAGUE (International duty).
Did you know?
- Sydney FC are undefeated in their last nine Hyundai A-League games at home against the Newcastle Jets (W7, D2), keeping seven clean sheets in that span.
- There have been 23 goals scored in the Newcastle Jets’ last six Hyundai A-League games away from home; the Jets outscoring their opponents 15-8 across that period.
- The Sky Blues have the highest Expected Goals value (8.3) of any team this season, 3.3 more than they’ve scored. Only Wellington Phoenix (-3.4) have underperformed more than Sydney FC so far this season.