Melbourne City FC vs Melbourne Victory
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Melbourne City hosts Melbourne Victory at the AAMI Park, this Saturday, as part of their ninth round in the A-League. Both teams are in stiff competition to get to the top-most position in the table.
Melbourne City is 4th in the league table. They have acquired 13 points so far from their eight matches. The team won four of these eight, drew one and lost the remaining three. Melbourne City scored 10 goals and conceded eight in the process. They lost two of their last five matches and won three. The side scored seven goals during the while and conceded three.
Melbourne Victory is second in league standings and has 18 points against their name. Their record reads six wins and two losses. Melbourne Victory scored 20 goals and conceded nine. They have a perfect record in their last five games. Five wins from five games. The side scored 16 goals and let four past their defense.
Melbourne City recorded a win, against Adelaide, in their last league fixture. The final score was 0-2, in favor of the visitors. Melbourne Victory won against West Brom, on the road, last weekend. Barbarouses scored a brace for the Victory side.
Melbourne City FC vs Melbourne Victory Head-to-head (h2h)
- Melbourne Victory lost the last h2h match between these teams, the scoreline being 1-2, in favor of the guests.
- Seven of the last eight h2h wins are in the name of the visiting sides.
- Melbourne City was winless in eight of their last 14 games.
- Melbourne Victory won six of their last six fixtures.
- City was winless in five of their last 11 home-ties.
- Melbourne Victory won eight of their last nine attempts on the road.
Melbourne City FC vs Melbourne Victory Prediction
Both teams will go for the jugular in this fiercely contested tie and there will be a lot of goals. The prospect of a derby win will motivate either team to the zenith. Four of the last five h2h games had both teams on the score sheet, and over 2.5 match goals as well.
Melbourne Victory is the only team to have a 100% winning record in away matches this season. They won eight of their last nine away games, and the sole loss came in the FFA Cup. The team scored 23 goals in these nine matches. Coupled with that, the Victory side is currently enjoying a winning streak of six games, and scored 16 goals in their last five fixtures.
Melbourne will extend their winning streak in away ties this weekend.
City has scored in eight of their last nine home-ties. Also, along with Perth Glory, they are the only two teams to inflict Melbourne Victory with a loss this season, either of which came at home for Victory. Both City, as well as Victory, will get on the score sheet, and the fans will see more than 2.5 goals for sure.
Melbourne City FC vs Melbourne Victory Betting Tips
Melbourne Victory to win @ 8/7 (2.15)
Both teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).