FFA Cup Preview – Round of 16

Tas Mavridis @tasmavridis97

Bentleigh Greens take on A-League powerhouse Western Sydney Wanderers in the FFA Cup Round of 16 at Kingston Heath on Tuesday Night.

The Greens progressed to this stage following a penalty shootout victory over state league rivals Hume City, while Western Sydney beat Wellington Phoenix  1-0 in extra time.

The Greens have played two previous A-League sides in the FFA Cup, last year in the Quarter Finals going down 2-0 to Melbourne Victory and 3-0 to Perth in the inaugural year of the competition in 2014, reaching the Semi Final. They be eager to record their first win over A-League opposition.

Bentleigh come into the game full of confidence after knocking off Green Gully 4-0 in the NPL Elimination Final on Friday night.

Importantly for Bentleigh John Anastsiadis will have a full  squad to choose from except for Dimi Hatzimouratis who is cup tied.

On the other hand, heavy recruitment from the Wanderers has seen them add players such as Oriol Riera.

Riera went through the Barcelona academy and boasts La Liga experience.

Furthermore, his winning header in the round of 32 match against Wellington highlights the aerial threat that he has.

The only place you can catch the LIVE broadcast of the game is on Foxsports with our match being the featured game on channel 505.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the gate.