A-League: Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers

One of the city's most electric sporting events is set to erupt as the first installment of 'The Derby' between Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers for the 2018/19 season storms into the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust precinct.

The competition is a week old and the footballing fraternity of Sydney are in for their first taste of competition at the Sydney Cricket Ground in what is sure to be one of the highlights of the Sydney summer sporting calendar.

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has inherited a steely playing group from former boss Graham Arnold and will be keen to gain the ascendancy on their cross-town rivals. Skipper Alex Brosque and Milos Ninkovic are certain to take the fight forward in the initial clashes.

Relatively new Wanderers mentor Markus Babbel has had some time to settle in and is expecting big things from his talented group led by veteran attacker Mark Bridge.

There is no doubting that the prelim to kickoff including 'The Cove's' new home at the SCG and the Wanderers' supporters walk from Central Railway Station to the ground will be as loud and proud as ever.