Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Friday, 2nd November 2018
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne.
An exciting prospect for Australian football fans, as two of the best teams in the league, go against each other so early into the season. This match could really set the tone for the rest of the year.
Melbourne City, the third-placed team in the league, takes on toppers Sydney FC at the AAMI Park. Both teams have four points each after drawing and winning their first two games. Sydney FC has scored a total of three goals just like Melbourne City. Sydney, though they have conceded a goal fewer. One goal conceded, to two that of Melbourne.
Sydney FC will have the disappointment of losing the FFA Cup Final last week to Adelaide United, who sits at the fifth spot, four places below Sydney. The first half saw both teams on equal terms with a goal scored each. Goodwin first helped Adelaide lead with his fine strike. But Sydney came back with a penalty.
But Goodwin scored once more in the 74th minute and Sydney really didn’t have an answer for that. The final scoreline read 2-1.
Melbourne City might have tasted their first defeat of the season in the second round itself. Against Central Coast Mariners they conceded early into the match and was trailing till the 84th minute. Out of nowhere, Vidosic rescued a point for the visitors then.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sydney FC has won last six matches in a row against Melbourne City.
- Melbourne City is winless in four of their last six matches.
- Sydney FC is unbeaten in 13 of their last 14 matches.
- Melbourne City lost their last match at home, which was in the FFA Cup.
- Sydney FC has lost just one match in their last ten outings on the road, two in nineteen and three in the last twenty-five.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Prediction
The hosts come into this match wanting to make amends for their loss in the FFA Cup Final. They will try to dominate the proceedings from the first minute itself. Their strategy would be to score an early goal and secure a lead.
Sydney FC has won the last six matches between these teams. The pressure is on Melbourne City to make a change to that stat.
Melbourne is also winless in four of their last six matches. Sydney seems to raise their level once they are on the road. They have an outstanding if not the best away record, of all the teams in the league.
Right now, they are table toppers and will want to extend their lead over the other teams. Melbourne City is a team that has been in poor form for the last month, and this will likely fire up the wounded Sydney even more.
Expect a win for the toppers of the A-League. Expect an early goal, and the lead will be maintained until the end of ninety minutes.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Betting Tips
Sydney FC to win @ 3.00 (2/1)
Half Time/ Full Time: Sydney FC/ Sydney FC @ 5.00 (4/1).