Blacktown City FC v Sydney Olympic FC
3:00 pm, Sunday 19 March, Landen Park
The reigning champions play the reigning premiers on Sunday as Blacktown City take on Sydney Olympic at Landen Park.
Blacktown failed to make it three wins on the bounce in round six suffering a 2-0 loss to Marconi Stallions.
Conceding two first-half goals including one on the stroke of halftime, proved too much for the side to overcome as they slipped to fifth on the table.
It’s another big game for Mark Crittenden’s team this weekend against a faltering Sydney Olympic outfit.
Olympic lost their third match in a row last Saturday going down 3-2 to Western Sydney Wanderers and for such a big club pressure is slowly mounting on the team getting back to winning matches.
The side came from two goals down in the first half but were unable to push on as the Wanderers claimed a shock win.
Coach Labinot Haliti will also be without Michael Neill after he received his marching orders following two yellow cards in that round-six clash.
Olympic had a perfect record against Blacktown in the 2022 regular season winning both games but losing out on penalties in their finals series encounter.
Striker Roy O’Donovan scored four goals against City last season and has been scoring freely again in 2023 so he’ll be one to watch if on the park.
There was only a point between these teams on the table last season and there’s only a point between them after six rounds this time around.
It’s set to be an exciting clash between these two NPL NSW giants with not much between them ahead of Sunday.