Description: SYD Vs PG Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: League leader’s Sydney no longer carry the invincible aura around them into the upcoming outing.
In case the quarter-finals of the A-League 2019-20 were to be drawn up solely based on current form, Sydney would have failed to make the cut. One of the worst sides in the league since the return of competition, the side rode on its rampant touch way back in March to ensure itself of passage into this round.
So dominant and ruthless was the side before the turn of Coronavirus that the team finished the league stage in top spot despite failing to win one of its last five showdowns in the competition. However, despite their making an advent into this round directly, the side is far from being touted as outright favourites for today’s affair.
With Perth Glory earning their spot in this face off after downing third placed Wellington in the playoffs, Sydney re well aware that they have a real task on their hands today. They are taking on a side filled to the brim with confidence, gustiness and girt, a side making a foray into the second clash of Wednesday buoyed by a well versed display.
SYD Vs PG Dream11 Probable Winner
However, much like Sydney, Perth Glory’s aberrations can’t be disguised by that 1-0 triumph. This is a side which had registered the solitary win in five encounters with four of them ending in defeat for the side.
In a tie where both the side’s are floundering and dwindling, the defence will take centrestage. Either side will approach the contest tentatively, not opening up too much as they look to test the waters first.
Its this narrative which favours the league leaders. They constitute a bevy of worldclass names, players who will dissuade Perth Glory from scouring their way to the goal.
Probable Playing 11
Lopar, Cordier, Ryan, Jurman, Kamau, Schwegler, Baccus, Georgievski, Muller, Duke, Cox
Reddy, Malik, Juande, Grant, Franjic, Brimmer, Kilkenny, Popovic, Ingham, Popovic, Fornaroli
Match: Sydney Vs Perth Quarter-Final 4
Date And Time: 26th August, Wednesday- 3:40pm IST
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Telecast: My Football Live
- Adam: 20 Goals, 1 Assist
- Fornaroli: 13 Goals, 2 Assists
Sydney Vs Western: 1-2
Wellington Vs Perth Glory: 0-1
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Shipping goals left, right and centre preceding their outing against Wellington, Perth Glory needed to pull their socks up defensively. And goal-keeper Liam Reddy ensured his side was up for the challenge as he came up with a match winning display with one of the finest showings of goal-keeping carrying his side to this stage.
Sydney might have been obliterated and pummelled since the league’s resumption but their defence largely managed to retain its shape. Compact, disciplined and responsible as well, the backline managed to stave off attacks to rescue the side from some likely embarrassing scorelines.
This is a side which despite its traversity continues to remain the most frugal defence in the league. Entrapping sides in a pickle to let in just 29 goals all season, we envision Sydney giving cold feet to Perth as well, a team which just about stumbled across the sole goal against Wellington.
It’s a discourse which sees the duo of Ryan McGowan and Alex Wilkinson be inducted into our side from the club. Elsewhere, after a cleansheet the last time around, we have Jacob Tratt being earmarked from Perth Glory.
Not only do Sydney have the most well versed defence but the side consists of the league’s most electric attack as well. This is a side which has hit teams for 49 goals in the league, the highest by any club in the competition.
An essential component of his side’s attacking docket with the five goals and three assists, Milos Ninkovic will become the first selection from the club. We have Luke Brattan slot in next to him, two players who have emerged as a tough nut to crack for opponents.
Perth Glory on the other hand see Neil Kilkenny be the first pick from the side. With three goals and 5 assists, he finds company in the flair of Jake Brimmer who came up with the assist for the side’s only goal the last time around.
Slotting his way next to the aforementioned duo is Bruno Fornaroli. He is the team’s top scorer with 13 goals and 2 assists, a player capable of capitalising on Sydney’s catapulting defence off late.
Sydney on the other hand see us make Adam Le Fondre the first pick from the side after he scored in the side’s bygone clash. He is going to be accompanied by 8 goal and 6 assist man Kosta Barbarouses, two players who have acted as the focal point of the side’s attack.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The 20 goals he’s accrued in the league see Adam be our captain for the day while Kosta is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Reddy, Ryan, Wilkinson, Tratt, Kilkenny, Ninkovic, Brattan, Brimmer, Adam, Bruno, Kosta
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