The Sky Blues are part of a top five who are only separated by a handful of points with seven rounds to go. With two home games in five days against opposition in the lower half of the table they will be looking to take a big step towards title contention.
Sydney FC striker Marc Janko was named this week as the PFA Player of the Month, and he can break an A-League record on Sunday by becoming the first player to score in seven consecutive matches. It has been a timely run of form for the Austrian with his contract option for next season currently being negotiated, and should he get on the score sheet he will also equal the record set by Alessandro Del Piero for the most number of goals in a season by a Sydney FC player.
Graham Arnold will have something of a selection headache to deal with as key players return from injury and suspension. Terry Antonis gave a Man of the Match display against Newcastle in place of the suspended Mikael Tavares, while Matt Jurman and Sebastian Ryall would be unlucky to have to make way for Alex Gersbach and Jacques Faty.
Brisbane are unlikely to make up the gap to the top five, so will be concentrating on those below them in the race for the last remaining spot in the finals. They do have a good record in Sydney, and will be aware that the Sky Blues have conceded two or more goals in their last five games at Allianz Stadium.
Sunday 15th March, Allianz Stadium Moore Park 17:00
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
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