Sydney FC v Wanderers: Opta Data facts

Want to know key stats behind the Sydney derby? Opta Data has them ahead of Saturday night’s massive derby at Allianz Stadium between the sky blues and red and black.

• Western Sydney Wanderers FC have lost just one of their last five Hyundai A-League derbies against Sydney FC (W3 D1 L1), but this came in their last meeting (March, 2014).

• Sydney FC have scored in 11 successive Hyundai A-League games, but they’ve also conceded in 10 of these matches.

• Wanderers have lost two Hyundai A-League games in a row (including finals) – they never lost three in a row in their A-League history.

• Their opening match loss to Melbourne Victory (1-4) was their heaviest ever defeat in the Hyundai A-League.

• Sydney FC have scored only one first half goal in their previous six Hyundai A-League games against Western Sydney Wanderers.

• Mark Bridge completed all 16 of his passes in WSW’s opening weekend defeat to Melbourne Victory – the most passes by a player to achieve a 100% passing accuracy on MD1.

• 13 of Sydney FC’s last 18 regular season Hyundai A-League goals (72%) have come in the second half of matches.

• 13 of Western Sydney Wanderers’ 16 goals scored in their last 12 Hyundai A-League games have come from open play (81%).