WWL Preview: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

The form book says Sydney FC should this win fairly comfortably, however, the competition is arguably the tightest in the short history of the Westfield W-League.

Sydney FC v Perth Glory Saturday 3 December 2011 Leichhardt Oval, Sydney Local kick-off: 7pm Westfield W-League/National Youth League double header

The form book says Sydney FC should this win fairly comfortably. The Sky Blues were 4-1 victors last week in Adelaide, while Perth Glory crashed 5-2 at home against Brisbane Roar last time they took the field. However, while upsets have been few and far between this season, the competition is arguably the tightest in the short history of the Westfield W-League.

That was in evidence last weekend as Westfield W-League aristocrats Sydney struggled for over an hour before finally subduing bottom side Adelaide and running away with the match.

Prolific goalscorer Leena Khamis made a welcome return to the line-up for a first start of the season and her presence in the Sky Blues line-up gave the attack a more balanced look. Newly crowned Asian young player of the year Caitlin Foord will hope to make a first starting appearance of the season after yet another dynamic cameo last weekend.

The last time the Glory visited Leichhardt Oval two years ago, they took the lead with Sam Kerr hitting the goal of the season, before eventually being overran 5-2.

The Glory-s eventful campaign continued last weekend with their visit to Newcastle postponed because of a week of rain on the east coast, which contrasted sharply with a series of significant bushfires in the west.

On the positive side, Norway international Lisa-Marie Woods seems finally set to make her Australian debut in the visit to Sydney. Strong second-half showings have been a hallmark of Sydney-s season and impressive young Glory shotstopper Mackenzie Arnold is sure to be in for a busy afternoon.