Starting at 09:30, we have a match from the AFC Champions League, Sydney FC – Suwon Bluewings. The match will take place on the stadium “ANZ Stadium” and will count for the first round of the H Group in the AFC Champions League.
Sydney FC are the current A-League champions (2016-2017) and this year they are already running to defend their title as they are heading for the A-League semi-finals. Sydney has a lot of very good players and don’t lost in last 15 matches. The coach of the team is Graham Arnold, who has managed to make Sydney a very strong team in Australia. Graham uses a 4-2-3-1 game system. Sydney FC scored 3.17 goals per match in the last six home matches. Sydney are making their fourth appearance on the continent and achieved a best-ever Round of 16 berth in 2016.
Graham Arnold press-conference: We’re not only playing for Sydney FC but we’re playing for the whole of Australia. We want to show the rest of Asia not only how good we are but how strong the A-League can be.
Suwon Bluewings is a South Korean team. The team finished third in the K League 1 after the first two positions were taken by Jeonbuk and Jeju United. To join the Champions League groups, the team played a qualifying match against Thanh Hoa in Vietnam. Score was 5-1 and the goals were scored by Waguininho 2, Lim Sang-Hyub, Lee Ki-Je and Damjanovic. Suwon Samsung Bluewings are back for the fourth consecutive year. The South Korea Championship has been over for many months and Suwon has no matches played and I think it will be a problem against Sydney.
Sydney FC has not lost 26 matches in a row on ANZ Stadium and I think this match will not be lost again. I think the home team is ready to demonstrate the strength of the team. Also, Suwon has not played matches last period and I do not think they have good form. My prediction for Sydney FC – Suwon Bluewings is below.
Predictions: Home Team to win at least one half, odds 1.55
Stake: 8 units