SYD vs ADL Dream11: Reigning champions Sydney will be confident of moving a step closer to defending their crown as they host Adelaide United in their first match of the finals. Having secured a top two berth, Sydney have had plenty of time to prepare for this clash and they come into it on the back of a five-match winning streak. Adelaide set up this clash by seeing off Brisbane Roar last week but they have won just three of their last 11 and having gone down to Sydney by four goals to one in their last clash at the end of May, it would be a surprise if the home side failed to book their spot in the final.
Date: 19 June, Saturday
Time: 2:35 PM (IST)
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
A League Table: Sydney FC are 2nd in the A League standings, while Adelaide United are sitting in the 5th place.
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Sydney FC – W-W-W-W-W
Adelaide United – W-D-L-W-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
SYD Wins- 02
ADL Wins– 01
Sydney FC News
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue for the hosts before coming into this clash.
Expected changes and Strategy: Harry Van Der Saag was on target against Brisbane Roar 12 days ago and will be pushing for a start here, although strikers Adam Le Fondre and Bobo might keep their places in the XI.
Sydney FC Starting XI (Likely)
Harry Van Der Saag
Adam Le Fondre
Adelaide United News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Craig Goodwin suffered a foot injury in training and missed Adelaide United’s last game against Brisbane Roar. He remains a doubt.
Expected changes and Strategy: Tomi Juric’s brace against Brisbane Roar in the last round might prompt head coach Carl Veart to start him again ahead of Al Hassan Toure.
Adelaide United Starting XI (Likely)
Bobo: Bobo has 11 goals and a total of 24 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 37.62%. He had a total of 15 big chances. He has a total of 3 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 16 chances.
Tomi Juric: Juric has 9 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 35.45%. He had a total of 11 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 5 key passes and he created a total of 12 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Stefan Mauk: Mauk has 7 goals and a total of 21 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 30.40%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
Defenders: Elsey, King, Grant, Wilkinson
Midfielders: Ninkovic, Brattan, Mauk, Halloran
Attackers: Bobo. Juric
Sydney head into the game off the back of an impressive regular season performance and will aim to carry on with that momentum. While we predict Adelaide United will put up a fight, we are tipping the Sky Blues to claim the win and dash the hopes of the Reds, given their level of experience at this stage of the competition. In our SYD vs ADL Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for Sydney FC in this match.