10 things about the Sydney Derby

It’s Sydney Derby time again as this Saturday’s A-League blockbuster takes us to Allianz Stadium where Sydney FC host Western Sydney Wanderers. There’s a lot writing on this game, the Wanderers were the only team to beat Sydney FC last season, while they will also play their Sydney derby without Tony Popovic. Both sides are undefeated after two rounds so this could be one of the most fierce derbies yet. Before the match, let’s take a look at 10 stats you should know.

  • Sydney FC have won seven of the 15 Sydney derbies
  • In every match Western Sydney have won against Sydney FC they have kept a clean sheet
  • Two of Western Sydney’s four wins have come at Allianz Stadium
  • Alessandro Del Piero, Shinji Ono, Iacopo La Rocca, Dario Vidosic, Alex Brosque, and Brendan Santalab are the only players to score in more than one Sydney Derby
  • Only Marc Janko and Kerem Bulut have scored more than one goal in a Sydney Derby, coincidentally both came in the same match

    • Two of three own goals have come from goalkeepers
    • Vedran Janjetovic is the only goalkeeper to have kept a clean sheet for both sides
    • He has also never conceded a goal against Sydney FC
    • Sydney FC have never lost a game in the first three rounds in three seasons under Graham Arnold
    • While a victory for Western Sydney will give them their most points after three rounds

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