DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Western Sydney Wanderers v. Sydney FC Showdown Preview
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Western Sydney Wanderers v. Sydney FC Showdown Preview

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

First-place Sydney FC need three wins to clinch the title, and they'll be looking for revenge in Saturday's derby, as Western Sydney Wanderers are responsible for their only two losses of the season. As noted in the league's match preview linked before, neither side has ever won all three matches in a single season, which will surely be enough for many to bet Sydney FC to win, a result that would extend their away unbeaten streak to eight games, including seven wins.

That away record has certainly contributed to Sydney FC being +108 favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook against the eighth-place Wanderers, with the over 2.5 goals sitting at -148 and over 3.5 +180. One of the big difficulties we'll have in this one is that despite Syndey FC sitting atop the ladder, they are not a big peripheral-stat producing team, taking the fewest shots and sending in the fewest crosses in the entire league. As a result, fantasy scores could be lower than we're used to seeing simply because there aren't as many stats being produced. That doesn't mean there won't be goals, but it seems we're more likely to see guys who score end up between 15-17 fantasy points instead of 20-22.

Speaking of goals, Sydney striker Adam Le Fondre ($10,200) leads the A-League with 16 goals and is the second-most expensive player on the slate (and most expensive for his team). Le Fondre, who had a long career in England playing for clubs like Reading, Cardiff and

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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