All eyes will be on Cromer Park on Saturday as Westfield W-League action returns from the international break with a pulsating #SydneyDerby showdown with massive implications for the top four.
Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC currently sit level on 19 points with the Wanderers only edging the Sky Blues into second place in the table with a superior goal difference after 11 rounds.
Aside from bragging rights against their rivals, the Wanderers will be eager to bounce back from a shock last-start defeat to bottom-placed Adelaide United prior to the international break – their second defeat in their last three matches.
The Sky Blues have largely righted the ship since their last encounter against the Wanderers, a defeat at Bankwest Stadium. They have not conceded a goal since in a three-match unbeaten run, although Head Coach Ante Juric's team will embark on the remainder of the season without influential Westfield Matildas' duo Caitlin Foord and Chloe Logarzo following their moves to England.
Both sides will also still be eyeing the six-point margin that separates them from league-leaders Melbourne City and know anything less than a win will likely end their Premiership aspirations.
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off: 5pm AEDT
Venue: Cromer Park
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Shay EVANS, 5.Ally GREEN, 7.Ellie BRUSH, 8..Lindsay AGNEW, 10.Remy SIEMSEN, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 13. Veronica LATSKO, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 15. MacKenzie HAWKESBY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 18.Taylor RAY, 19.Amy SAYER, 20.Princess IBINI, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Shay EVANS (promoted), 8.Lindsay AGNEW (new signing), 12. Natalie TOBIN (promoted), 15.MacKenzie HAWKESBY (promoted), 18.Taylor RAY (return from injury)
Outs: 4.Elizabeth RALSTON (hamstring), 6.Chloe Logarzo (transfer), 9.Caitlin FOORD (transfer).