Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Melbourne Victory endured more disappointment against Sydney FC after a 1-0 loss in the first game of the A-League 2017-18 season. A rematch of the Grand Final was decided by an own goal from Thomas Deng. The 20-year-old was returning to the A-League after a short spell in the Dutch league with PSV’s second division team. Melbourne City picked up a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar to make a strong start to the 2017-18 campaign. Bruce Kamau broke the deadlock in the game just before half-time and his second goal in the 74th minute completed the victory for the team. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Surprisingly, Melbourne Victory were able to do the double over Melbourne City last season. However, they may struggle to come up with a repeat of the same performance in this game. City were rather impressive in the game against Brisbane Roar. City will find it difficult to get a victory in this game, but the team has picked up two wins in the last three away games against Victory. After the impressive opening day performance against Brisbane Roar, I can see Melbourne City getting a victory in this game. The game has become synonymous with goals, as just one of the last six meetings between the two teams has produced less than 2.5 goals. Even though Victory failed to score in the first game, it was against a strong Sydney defence. The team will have opportunities against City, who conceded around two goals per game last season. I would back this game to produce over 2.5 goals.

Melbourne City win – 2/1

Total goals over 2.5 – 13/20

Melbourne Victory saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Melbourne Victory saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Melbourne City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Melbourne Victory

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Melbourne Victory Form Guide

Melbourne Victory Team Logo

Melbourne Victory

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
W H

31-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

04-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. F

Ulsan Hyundai Team Logo Ulsan Hyundai

FT 6 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-04-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. F

Shanghai SIPG FC Team Logo Shanghai SIPG FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

22-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-05-2018

A-League Playoff

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

07-08-2018

FFA Cup

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-08-2018

FFA Cup

APIA Leichhardt Tigers Team Logo APIA Leichhardt Tigers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Melbourne City FC Form Guide

Melbourne City FC Team Logo

Melbourne City FC

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
W H

24-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

20-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-07-2018

LaLiga World Tournament

Kerala Blasters FC Team Logo Kerala Blasters FC

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

07-08-2018

FFA Cup

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-08-2018

FFA Cup

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

19-09-2018

FFA Cup

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Melbourne Victory Preview

Melbourne Victory were hoping to get revenge over Sydney FC for the defeat in the final of last season. However, Victory were rather disappointing over the 90 minutes and did not deserve to come away with anything out of the match. It is a poor start to the season for Victory, who have already been knocked out of the FFA Cup following a heavy loss against Adelaide United. Last season, the club finished second in the table but there was a huge 17 point deficit to table leaders Sydney FC. Victory conceded more than twice the number of goals (31) as Victory over the course of the 2017-18 season.

Melbourne Victory Team News

Melbourne Victory are not suffering from injuries or suspensions coming into the game.

Melbourne City FC Preview

The mediocre end to the 2016-17 season witnesses Melbourne City under a lot of pressure ahead of the Melbourne derby. The club had the second worst defensive record amongst teams in the top five of the A-League 2017-18 table as defending appeared to be the sore point for the club. The team appears to have made a significant improvement in this regard. The arrival of several new players – including Ross McCormack – is a huge positive for City, who are one of the four teams to have won on the opening day. Melbourne City’s disappointment this season came in the FFA Cup when they lost 2-0 against Sydney.

Melbourne City FC Team News

Melbourne City manager Michael Valkanis has a full complement of players available for selection.

Melbourne Victory Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Melbourne City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City FC Sidelined Players

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