Coach John Kosmina is excited about the prospect of a full house but knows it wonâ€™t be easy, especially after Adelaideâ€™s brilliant showing in the Asian Champions League during the week.
â€śIt should be a tough match, â€śKosmina said. â€śWeâ€™re travelling nicely in second but Adelaide arenâ€™t too far behind us so itâ€™s important that we get the win, and hopefully thereâ€™ll be a big Sydney crowd at the SFS to cheer us home.
â€śTheyâ€™ll come here with plenty of confidence (after the ACL match midweek). Obviously all the travelling isnâ€™t ideal but theyâ€™ll have gained a lot from that result in Japan and weâ€™re going to have to be on our game.â€ť
Sydney will be without midfielder Mitchell Prentice who misses a week due to suspension but welcome young defender Nikolas Tsattalios and striker Dez Giraldi into their squad whilst the Reds will be buoyed by the return of Brazilian defender Cassio, dead ball specialist Kristian Sarkies and former club champion Jason Spagnuolo.