The Sydney derby headlines match week four with reigning champions Sydney FC hosting the Western Sydney Wanderers in A-League action at ANZ Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sydney FC is paying $1.72 with Sportsbet to win this clash, with their crosstown nemesis blowing out to around $4.60, despite impressing last start. The draw is paying $3.50.
Sydney FC has played the one game this season, a win secured against Wellington on January 2. The Wanderers on the other hand bounced back from a Round 1 defeat to Macarthur, with a 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets on January 8 after setting up a 2-0 lead early on in the second-half.
With postponed matches coming left right and centre, securing three points early on in the season will be crucial, none more so than against your arch rival.
Kick off on Saturday is set down for 5:05pm AEDT.
Sydney FC v Wanderers tips for January 16
Sydney FC to win
The reigning premiers are coming off a two week break following a win in their first match against the Wellington Phoenix. It was not perfect, having conceded 22 attempts on goal in their 2-1 victory, but a 55th minute winner from Luke Brattan was enough. They are the premiers for a reason and we’re backing them to get their second win from two games against the Wanderers.
Both Teams To Score – Yes
Despite our confidence in the Sky Blues, we still think there is some rust in regards to their defence. The Phoenix had 22 shots on goal, but let themselves down with only six on target. With the firepower the Wanderers possess up front they will surely convert an opportunity at some point in the match, especially if they bring the same form they showed in the first 60 minutes against the Jets.
Over 3.5 goals
If the Wanderers are to hit the scoreboard you would think the Sky Blues would have plenty of answers for anything that gets thrown at them. If you are a brave enough soul the $12 on offer for a 3-1 win to Sydney FC could add even more value to some of your plays on Saturday night. The likes of Ninkovic, Barbarouses, Brattan, Muller and Troisi will make sure there are plenty of fireworks for the Sydney derby on Saturday night. Australian bookmakers like Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and bet365 offer some great value on over/under goals markets.