Sydney FC v Western Sydney tactical preview

The second Sydney derby, the weekend’s marquee fixture, will be a fascinating gauge of either side’s season to date.

In the ten weeks that have passed between the two derbies, it is Sydney FC that has been through the more tumultuous period, with a change in coach and the introduction of some new personnel disrupting any logical tactical strategy.

By contrast, the Wanderers have enjoyed a relatively low-key start to life in the A-League, with Popovic electing for a settled side to execute a simple system, making for an intriguing contrast in this contest.

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