Westfield W-League Round 8 | Preview

Canberra United will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back 4-0 defeats when they face Sydney FC at McKellar Park on Monday night in their rescheduled Round 8 fixture. 

After suffering humbling defeats to the top two sides of the competition Melbourne City and Western Sydney Wanderers, United have the chance to steady the ship in their rescheduled match against their traditional rivals.

With only four matches to go before their season ends, United are sitting in sixth position, one point behind fourth-placed Melbourne Victory. Three of United's final four fixtures are against sides that sit above Canberra on the ladder, so the run home will prove United’s final credentials.

Meanwhile, Sydney FC hasn't played since 29 December 2019, when they defeated Adelaide United 2-0 at Netstratra Jubilee Stadium, thanks to an own goal from Amber Brooks and a screamer from Princess Ibini. 

Canberra United has not played Sydney FC since their Round 5 clash last season, where United walked away with a 2-0 win. The home side will look to repeat last season's effort and get their first win of 2020. 

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Karly Roestbakken got on the score sheet the last time the sides met. Photo: Getty Images.

Squads |

Canberra United Squad:

1.Annalee GROVE (gk), 2.Laura HUGHES, 3.Kaleigh KURTZ, 4. Jessie RASSCHAERT, 5.Nikola ORGILL (c), 6. Emma STANBURY, 7.Simone CHARLEY, 8.Olivia PRICE, 10.Camila PEREIRA, 11.Elise THORSNES, 15. Ashlie CROFTS, 16.Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Patricia CHARALAMBOUS, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 21.Rebekah HORSEY, 23. Lauren KEIR. 

**two to be omitted**

Sydney FC Squad: 

1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5.Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 7.Ellie BRUSH, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Remy SIEMSEN, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 13.Veronica LATSKO, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 15.MacKenzie HAWKESBY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 19.Amy SAYER, 20.Princess IBINI, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Match details | Westfield W-League Round Eight  

Canberra United vs Sydney FC

Kickoff 6pm AEDT on 13 January 2020 

McKellar Park 

Live coverage on FoxSports, Kayo Sports and the MyFootball Live App. Follow the match on Twitter using #CBRvSYD #WLeague