Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK
Venue: Marvel Stadium (Melbourne).
The derby match in the 20th round of Australian A-League is going to be contested between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City.
Home side wants to secure their place in the top two in the regular season, but they are not enjoying a very good form lately. The hosts are one point ahead of Sydney FC and they managed to pick up just a point from the last two matches.
Ola Toivonen and the lads are one of the most productive teams in the competition with 41 goals scored so far, while their defending has been pretty decent.
Melbourne Victory are putting good displays when playing at home ground, but in the latest occasion they failed to a defeat against Perth Glory.
The visitors fell into the results crisis as they managed to remain undefeated just once in the past four rounds. They dropped down to the 5th position and Melbourne City are now only six points ahead of Newcastle Jets.
They are doing well in the back, but Warren Joyce’s side should have been more clinical in front of the oppositions’ net. The visitors should be worried about their latest away performances as they suffered four defeats in a row when playing away from home.
Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City: Head-to-head
Interestingly, we haven’t seen a home victory in the last five occasions when these two sides faced each other.
They were equally successful in their latest encounters as both sides celebrated twice each in the last five clashes.
Their matches have been pretty efficient, and the teams were rarely able to keep the clean sheet.
Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City: Prediction
These matches are never easy for prediction, but the hosts are in a bit better momentum and they should be closer to the victory. We believe Melbourne Victory should be able to pick up all three points from this match.
Both sides have been involved in a lot of high scoring matches lately and they should be capable of keeping up the form. In this one, we are expecting to see goals in each net, which was also the case in their last three encounters.
Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.05
BTTS Yes @ 1.70.