Everything you need to know about the Sydney Derby

The 11th instalment of the Sydney Derby returns to Wanderland on Saturday with the Red & Black chasing top spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder.

With just three points separating the Wanderers and the Sky Blues on the table, there’s far more than just bragging rights at stake.
 
Team news
 
Brendon Santalab (promoted) and Scott Neville (returning from suspension) are back into the squad whilst Jaushua Sotirio is away on Olyroos duty. Check the full Wanderers squad here.
 
What’s happening

  • Walk out track – learn the lyrics here
  • Parramatta Council Eat Street Activation – more information here
  • Derby tee giveaways
  • Crowd convergence social interactions
  • Pepper activation
  • Event Cinemas Passes to win
  • Club Marconi match day partner
  • Foxtel Ambitions tour

Sydney FC
 
They haven’t set the league alight with their football this campaign but Graham Arnold’s side have weathered the storm and proven canny enough to remain poised for a place in the finals picture.
 
The Sky Blues have found it difficult to maintain any fluidity and rhythm on the transition and are often too slow in build-up sequences which have seen them struggle to create on most occasions – only Perth and Wellington create fewer chances per game.
 
Against their old club
 
Shannon Cole (95 appearances)
Mark Bridge (80 appearances)
Scott Jamieson (48 appearances)
Liam Reddy (37 appearances)
Brendon Santalab (23 appearances)
Nikolai Topor Stanley (14 appearances)
 
How to watch
 
If you can’t make it to the ground you can still catch the showpiece match of Australian league football live on Fox Sports 505 at 7.30pm AEST or listen live on 702 ABC Sydney & ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital & Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-League Live.