The Western Sydney Wanderers will be battling more than just an unbeaten Sydney FC in Saturday night’s A-League Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium.
The club has played five games at Spotless Stadium and three at ANZ Stadium in the Olympic Park precinct with five draws and three losses so far this season.
It’s a record defender Jack Clisby hopes the Wanderers can change against the high-flying Sky Blues.
“I don’t think there is any hoodoo or anything to do with the ground, it’s just the way the results have gone,” he said.
“We have played a good brand of football there. It’s frustrating for our fans and the club that we haven’t been able to get a win there.”
After a 2-0 loss to the Central Coast Mariners last week, Clisby admitted the side was pretty quick to put the game behind them.
He said the Wanderers needed no extra motivation to put in their best performance in the derby.
“Regardless of how their season has gone, we want to knock them off and it’s a great chance for us to do it this week,” Clisby said.
“The boys are still full of confidence regardless of what happened on the weekend."
Clisby said the Wanderers would take confidence from the last result against Sydney FC in January, which ended in a scoreless draw.
“We feel like we’ve improved since then,” he said.
“Maybe we can go one better and beat them this weekend.”