Melbourne City vs Sydney: Preview and Predictions

Melbourne City vs Sydney
Date: 3rd November 2017
Kick off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).

A real buzz is expected in and around AAMI Park on Friday morning (CET) when Australia’s top two take on each other in the fifth round of A-League.

The Citizens are the only team in the competition with the perfect record after four rounds, but they could well lose the top spot in the standings in case of a potential defeat to the reigning champions here.

Melbourne City

Most experts predicted Melbourne to struggle up front at the beginning of the campaign due to the injury of their talisman Bruno Fornaroli.

Nevertheless, the team led by Warren Joyce found goals through Ross McCormack and Bruce Kamau who have combined the tally of six so far in the season.

The defensive line also rooks rock solid with only a single conceded goal in four fixtures so far.


Nonetheless, Melbourne’s defensive line will be heavily challenged on Friday against the defending champions who have bagged at least two goals in each of the opening four games.

Sydney slipped up in the third round when they were held by the cross-city rivals Western City Wanderers to a 2-2 draw, but they instantly returned to the winning ways beating Perth Glory 2-0 last Friday.

Melbourne City vs Sydney: Head to head

The draw has been the most common of the outcomes in the history of the head to head clashes between these two sides.

Sydney have been much more successful in the recent meetings as they will come into this on the back of three straight wins against the Citizens.

Melbourne City vs Sydney: Prediction
The bookies see the champions as 2.05 favourites to clinch points, but backing goals at both ends just has to be the way to go here given both team’s fine attacking form at the start of the season.

Melbourne City vs Sydney: Bet Tips

The main pick is Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS at the odds of 2.10.

You can also take Ross McCormack to score anytime at 2.50.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport