Match Preview: Western United vs Sydney FC

Western United has quickly turned its attention Saturday night’s fixture against reigning champions Sydney FC at AAMI Park.

Match Details

Western United vs Sydney FC

Saturday, 13 February 2020

Kick-off: 5:05pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Tickets at Ticketek: Use the password 2021Rise to bring a kid for free.

Broadcast: Watch the game live on ABCTV + iView, Fox Sports 505, Kayo, or the MyFootball Live app.

Social Media: Follow Western United on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and join in the conversation by using the hashtags #WUNvSYD #WUFC

Previous matchweek

United hope to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Central Coast Mariners last weekend in Gosford.

A 2-1 lead was quickly overturned as Mariners striker Alou Kuol scored a four-minute brace to seal the win for the home side.

There were positives for the Green and Black as Tomi Uskok and Besart Berisha scored their first goals of the season, while midfielder Max Burgess returned to the squad, playing 30 minutes off the bench.

Sydney FC meanwhile picked up their third win of the season on Monday night, defeating Wellington Phoenix 2-1 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Last time they met

Last season saw each side record a win against each other.

Sydney FC showed their class in wintery Geelong conditions in Round 8, running out 2-0 winners at GMHBA Stadium.

United made it one win apiece in the penultimate round, overcoming the champions 2-1 at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.

A first-half Besart Berisha goal was cancelled out by Sydney’s Adam Le Fondre just after the break.

With just a few minutes remaining in normal time, Steven Lustica sealed a memorable victory by scoring his first goal in green and black.

The midfielder finished from close range after youngster Dylan Pierias made a stunning run down the line to set up his teammate.