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Betting: Sydney FC no sure thing against Wanderers in derby

23:10 EAT 22/02/2018
Western Sydney Wanderers
The Sky Blues are hot favourites for Sydney's showpiece event but are coming off a tough away match in Asia...

Sydney FC are the A-League's dominant side and despite a strong record in the derby against Western Sydney Wanderers, they are no certainity to get the job done at Allianz Stadium on Sunday night.

The Sky Blues will go into the fixture having played a mid-week Asian Champions League encounter against Shanghai Shenhua in China - drawing 2-2 in a frantic contest played in near freezing conditions.

In addition to their heavy schedule, two key Sydney defensive cogs will be absent from the derby with left-back Michael Zullo pinging a hamstring on Wednesday night, while right-back Luke Wilkshire is suspended for yellow card accumulation.

Having the match late on a Sunday evening will benefit the Sky Blues' recovery but there is no doubt the Wanderers will go into the match fresher having last played on February 16 against Newcastle.

Josep Gombau's side have improved significantly over the past month and are unbeaten in their last three games - scoring eight goals along the way.

The addition of fringe Socceroo winger Chris Ikonomidis has added an extra dimension to the Wanderers attack.

Wanderers or draw at $2.62

Wanderers to win at $6.50

Sydney FC are priced way too short for the outright win at $1.50, but you can get the Wanderers at an extraordinary $6.50 to get all three points.

The draw is paying $4.33.

For the Wanderers not to lose, you can get decent odds of $2.62 while both teams to score plus a red-and-black victory is paying $9.50.

*Prices subject to change