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Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A-League live scores, blog

7th August, 2020
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Western United FC

5

Match Complete

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

3

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7th August, 2020
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Western United FC

5

Match Complete

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

3

A. Diamanti87'
M. Burgess84'
82'M. Duke
76'T. Mourdoukoutas
C. Pain75'
69'M. Duke
A. Diamanti52'
29'M. Jurman
J. Risdon28'
T. Uskok27'
B. Berisha19'
J. Risdon6'

17
Shots
21
7
On Target
13
16
Fouls
8
8
Corners
5
0
Offsides
1
0
Red Cards
0
3
Yellow Cards
1

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It’s a remote finals chance six pointer as Western Sydney Wanderers are ‘away’ against Western United FC at Nestrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah on Friday evening. Join The Roar for live scores and a blow from 7:30pm (AEST).

Last Friday the Wanderers managed a well-earned win against the Phoenix before coming back to earth with a 3-1 loss on Tuesday to the Perth Glory. Woven in between a number of draws, the Wanderers are a side still searching for an identity under Jean-Paul de Marigny but are moving slowly in the right direction.

Mark Rudan’s Western United have been on a rollercoaster since lockdown, winning three and losing three in their last six games. A rewarding derby win against Melbourne Victory was cancelled out by a 1-0 loss to Newcastle in their last fixture, allowing the Jets to jump above them in the pack of teams hoping to catch Adelaide in sixth place.

The thing in Western’s favour is their games in hand. Five points off Adelaide, they have three matches in hand and two over the Wanderers. A win tonight will have them breathing down Adelaide’s neck and effectively lay waste to the Wanderers season.

There are no material changes to the United team, though Apostolos Stamatelopoulos has been promoted and could feature in the lineup.

For the Wanderers, there are also no big changes, with Nicolai Muller still missing with concussion after being poleaxed by Wellington’s Louis Fenton. Simon Cox has blown hot and cold in this early A-League career but the Englishman should be a difference-maker. If he can’t become a regular star for the Wanderers soon he might not see a second A-League season.

Prediction
Neither side is particularly consistent, reliable, or good. But there’s enough talent on the books to find a goal here or there, and shaky enough defending to let some in. With matching formations it could be a tactical stalemate, with the odd moment of magic or blunder to force goals.

Western United FC 1 – Western Sydney Wanderers 1

Game information

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Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Kick-off: 7:30pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Sports 507
Live stream: Kayo Sports, My Football Live
Odds: Western United FC $2.50, draw $3.60, Western Sydney Wanderers $2.70

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