Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-Off at 8:00 UK/ 9:00 CET
Venue: ANZ Stadium (Sydney).
A win in this upcoming tie would take the home side into a Playoff semi-final spot. Currently they are third in the table with 40 points. Wellington Phoenix is also on equal number of points, so this game is important for both teams to cement their place at the top of the table.
Sydney has one foot already placed in the semi-finals. But the recent defeat to Newcastle Jets was a major setback for the team that was unbeaten in four matches on the trot. But in terms of away form they are the best in the league with only one defeat in the 10 games on the road.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: Head-to-head (h2h)
The reverse fixture was won by Sydney back in December with a final score of 2-1.
They have four wins and a defeat in five previous head to head matches.
More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five games.
The away side has won all four recent clashes at this ground.
More than 2.5 goals were also produced in three of their five latest visits here.
City is currently on a 6-match unbeaten run at home.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: Prediction
Both of them are coming into this game on the back of defeats to the Jets. The home side will need to keep on winning to challenge the Phoenix. They boast one of the best attacking units in the league with 42 goals scored in 23 games.
But the defence has not been on par with their frontline unfortunately. So, we can expect the away team to improve their scoring tally on Saturday.
Based on the head to head stats the away team has the upper hand. They have won all four previous trips to this ground.
Also, since they are at the top of the table, they will be high on confidence compared to the home side. So, I am backing the visitors to win and both teams to score.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.62 (5/8).
The away team to win @ 1.90 (9/10).