The reigning champions of Australian men’s soccer will be in action this Saturday when Sydney FC (15 wins, two losses, two draws) head to Bankwest Stadium to play Western Sydney Wanderers (seven wins, nine losses, four draws) in A-League action. Coverage is available on ESPN+ beginning at 4:30 AM ET. At press time, Sydney FC are +105 favorites at Bovada on the three-way money line, with Wanderers at +240 and the draw pegged at +255 at Bovada SportsBook.
A-League Action Continues in Sydney After deciding to finish out their regular season, Australia’s A-League will be in action this Saturday when Sydney FC, the defending champions, visit Western Sydney Wanderers at the new (and empty) Bankwest Stadium. Bet on soccer at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
In the face of the #coronavirus epidemic, the A-League is taking unprecedented measures to finish out their regular season, which began in October. Reports say they will play virtually all their remaining matches at empty stadiums in Sydney and Melbourne. However, Wednesday’s match between Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix FC was postponed when the Phoenix players were put under two weeks of isolation.
Virus concerns aside, it’s been another strong season for the defending champs. Sydney FC are first on the A-League table after 19 of their 26 matches, 10 points clear of second-place Melbourne City FC. Wanderers are another 12 points back in eighth place; the top six teams in this 11-team league would normally qualify for the playoffs, although this year’s format may have to change.