Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
Australia A-League – Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 10th February 2018
Kick-off at 8:50 UK/ 9:50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Melbourne City and Sydney FC go head-to-head in a high profile clash in this weekend’s A-League. This fixture can be alternatively termed as teams ranked 1vs3, but the leaders Sydney have a massive 13 points lead over their host.
The City Blues are coming on the back of a 6 match unbeaten run with 4 wins and 2 draws. The team managed by Warren Joyce scored at least twice in each of those games. So, they are a team riding on confidence, but they might have to sweat hard here just because Sydney’s numbers miles ahead than any other teams in the league.
Sydney were beaten just once this season, while they picked up 14 wins and 4 draws from the remaining 18. Besides, they have room for error since the second placed Newcastle Jets are at 9 point gap.
But the highlight have to be Sydney’s away record, which reads 7 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss from 9 games. Also, they are the best defense in away games, with only 4 goals conceded in the process.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: Head-to-head
Sydney come on the back of a 6 match unbeaten run against the Blues in all competitions, 5 wins and 1 draws.
The teams already met twice this season, both won by Sydney 3-1 at home and 1-0 away.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: Prediction
Both teams are in fine form, but Sydney FC are a different act altogether. Therefore, I can see Melbourne’s unbeaten run coming to an abrupt end on Saturday night.
One of the other key bets for the market is both teams to score. The Blues found the back of the net an impressive 15 times in their last six matches. While, Sydney failed to score only once in their last 13 league games.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: Bet Tips
Sydney to win for 2.15 odds has be the top pick for this game.
Both teams to Score priced at 1.70 odds is an equally good option.