Westfield W-League 2017/18 Round 9 Preview - #ADLvSYD

Head Coach, Ivan Karlovic is anticipating another tough challenge for Adelaide United as they are set to face Sydney FC in Round 9 of the 2017/18 Westfield W-League on Friday night.

The Reds fell to the Club west of Sydney last round, where Lee Falkon scored the winner for the Wanderers, in a 1-2 result.

Meanwhile, the Sky Blues charged to a 3-0 win over Canberra United following a brace by Lisa De Vanna and an own goal.

Karlovic reiterated the main focal point of executing vital chances and limiting the opposition of goals, but understands that it won’t be an easy task against a top side.

“We trained all the way through and just had Christmas day off, it was good for the girls to get to spend some time with family and now we’re back to it,” Karlovic said.

“Sydney FC are a good side, they have a lot of quality players that are some of the best in the league.

“They have been doing well as of late and it will be a difficult game which is what we are expecting.

“But we are really concentrating on ourselves and our own performance and the things we can control.

“And I know I sound like a broken record, but the reality is that we need to execute well and take our opportunities.

“We’ll also need to eliminate gifting the opposition ways to get easy goals.”

The players are primed to get the three points and Karlovic said that determination will play a key part on Friday.

Karlovic mentioned that the squad are all fit and healthy, and goalkeeper Eliza Campbell is slowly coming along.

“We are creating those chances every game but unfortunately we are failing to finish at the moment.

“I would like to see a greater determination to win a game, and we have spoken about it.

“The players are really keen to make amends on the last couple of results and hopefully we see an excellent performance.

“The team are all well and Eliza is coming along, we won’t know for sure if she’ll be available but we’ll have to wait and see on her current condition.”