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Preview: Olympic FC vs Brisbane City

Summary

Olympic are set to play host to cross-town rivals Brisbane City at Goodwin Park on Sunday afternoon.

Third placed Olympic come into Sunday’s match on the back of a six-match NPL Queensland unbeaten streak, beating Redlands United 3-0 in their last league match.

Sunday’s visitors currently occupy 6th position on the league table having played out a 1-1 draw with Brisbane Strikers in their last outing.

Olympic have the opportunity to complete a clean-sweep of the Azzurri with a win on Sunday having already overcome them in the reverse fixture and FFA Cup.

 

What was said – Shane Stefanutto

 “There’s history between the two clubs.”

“Every time we get together we play for the Coffee Cup so it means a lot to not just players but the supporters as well. It’s a big occasion.”

“As it was in the FFA Cup with the drama of that game, we know it will be another exciting game and we’re confident we’ll get the three points.”

 

Key facts

-Olympic have won five of their six previous NPL Queensland clashes against City at Goodwin Park.

-Olympic’s Round 22 win over Redlands means they’ll finish above City on the NPL Queensland ladder for the fifth time in six seasons.

-Olympic and City have already met twice this season with Olympic coming out victorious on both occasions.

-Olympic are undefeated in their last six NPL Queensland outings.

-Zelfy Nazary has found the back of the net on each of the previous two matches he’s played against City.

 

Last time they met

Olympic overcame Brisbane City with a penalty shoot out victory to qualify for the FFA Cup Round of 32 at CTM Stadium in June.

Team news

Olympic FC squad: 1. Nicholas MOONEY, 2. Jack GLOVER, 3. Shane STEFANUTTO, 4. Kristen WATERS, 5. Steve WHYTE, 6. Matt MUNDY, 7. Shelford DAIS, 8. Kazuya ITO, 9. Danny BYRNE, 10. Kieran SANDERS, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Costa PSAROS, 14. James CUMINAO, 17. Almir BASINAC, 19. Jean-Philippe LASM, 20. Zelfy NAZARY, 21. Dakota SPRANGE, 23. Alex SMITH (two to be omitted)

 

Match Details

Sunday, August 05

NPL Queensland – Round 23

Match: Olympic FC v Brisbane City

Venue: Goodwin Park

Kick off: 6:00PM

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