Saturday’s A-League 2016 Round 2 match is between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners. The opening kick off is set to commence at 17:35 local time with the game to be played at Allianz Stadium. The home team Sydney FC are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners.
The Sky Blues started strongly with a 4-0 win against cross-city rivals the Wanderers. New Sydney signing Bobo showed he was no clown and looks like being one of the league’s leading players this season. He scored on debut and was busy throughout. Sydney can’t afford to be complacent as the Mariners showed tremendous fight in their away opener against Perth. They were three-zip down but rallied in the second half to grab a 3-all draw in a performance that showed tremendous character. This week they just have to travel down the highway and will be full of confidence after their efforts in the west.
Sportsbet odds: Sydney FC $1.36, Mariners $7.50, draw $5.00.
Tip: Sydney FC.
Sydney FC squad: 1.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 3.Riley WOODCOCK, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Matt JURMAN, 6.Joshua BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Milos DIMITRIJEVIC, 9.Bobô, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Bernie IBINI, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 17.David CARNEY, 18.Matt SIMON, 20.Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21.Filip HOLOSKO, 22.Sebastian RYALL, 23.Rhyan GRANT
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Mickael TAVARES, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 15.Brad McDONALD, 19.Jacques FATY, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 25.Ryan PETERSON