Double the action, double the Derby fun.
It’s an historic Sydney Derby spectacular on Saturday, as Red & Black meets Sky Blue in both the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League.
For the men, Saturday's second Sydney Derby of the season is the seventeenth overall and if Saturday is anything like the first, it’s sure to be an entertaining one.
In Round 3 the spoils were shared in a pulsating 2-2 draw at Allianz Stadium, Sydney FC clawing their way back via goals from Bobô and Josh Brillante after Oriol Riera and Brendan Hamill had given the Wanderers a two-goal lead.
The Wanderers suffered their second defeat of the Hyundai A-League season at the hands of Brisbane last week but know that a win Saturday could catapult them back into the top six with a game in hand.
Standing in the way is a red-hot Sydney FC outfit who after nine rounds find themselves five points clear at the top of the ladder following last week’s 1-0 win against Adelaide United.
In the history of the Sydney Derby, it’s the Sky Blue who hold the upper hand with seven wins to the Red & Black’s four, though it’s the Wanderers who last celebrated a win in this fixture – at this very stadium, no less.
Brendon Santalab produced what was his second Sydney Derby winner to help the Wanderers to a 1-0 win in Round 15 of last season.
In the Westfield W-League, both sides are hunting for that elusive top four spot and will be desperate for the three points.
The Wanderers were unlucky not to come away with something in last week’s 1-0 loss to Perth Glory, with superstar Sam Kerr proving the difference.
Sydney FC on the other hand moved off the bottom of the ladder with a 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory.
Last season, it was Sydney FC who completed the double but the Wanderers will be hopeful of turning the tide in what will be their first ever match at ANZ Stadium.