Sydney Olympic FC v Sydney FC, 3pm Sunday at Belmore Sports Ground
Sydney Olympic have their eyes on top spot of the National Premier Leagues NSW competition and will be out to collect all three points when the host Sydney FC on Sunday.
Olympic were forced to settle for a point last week after spurning a 2-0 halftime lead against Rockdale City Suns.
Coach Abbas Saad would have stressed the importance of staying focused for 90 minutes ahead of this match with Sydney FC proving to be a tough challenge for their opponents this campaign.
Max Burgess has been a shining light for Olympic with the number ten excelling in the playmaking role since returning from his stint playing in Portugal.
However one player that has stood out from the rest of the pack has been their Spanish import Alejandro Sanchez.
The former La Liga player has been in scintillating form and does provide that X-Factor in the squad.
Sydney FC come into the game on the back of a tight 2-1 loss to Manly United.
Rob Stanton’s young side has shown flashes of brilliance this campaign but have lacked the clinical edge to close out matches.
Patrick Flottman will be hoping to repeat his star showing from the Manly clash while captain Sam McIllhatton’s leadership and impressive form is sure to once again be a feature.
McIllhatton’s performances have been outstanding to say the least this year and one must think that this youngster does have the potential to go onto bigger things capturing a senior Sky Blues contract in the not too distant future.
At home, Sydney Olympic will be favourites to win this match but anything can happen especially against an energetic and determined Young Sky Blues.