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

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Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Melbourne Victory were able to claim a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers to move closer towards the top two. Kosta Barbarouses was the hero of the day after coming in with a brace either side of the goal from Besart Berisha. Sydney FC dropped more points in the A-league 2017-18 campaign after a 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners. The away team took the lead when Sydney conceded a penalty in the seventh minute. Blake Powell opened the scoring before Bobo equalised in the second half. Lachlan Wales had one of the worst misses after failing to convert with an open goal at his feet.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The goals from Melbourne Victory have been quite tremendous in recent weeks, but they are up against a strong defensive set up in the form of Sydney. However, the recent game against CCM was one of the worst defensive performances for Sydney in recent times and they have proven susceptible in this regard – two conceded against Newcastle Jets. Victory’s last victory over Sydney came at home and I would expect a repeat of the same in this game.

Barbarouses has been in fine form and has been able to score in five out of his last seven appearances. The 27-year-old is not a stranger to scoring against Sydney, but his last goal against this opponent was back in February 2016. Even then, I would choose Barbarouses on the basis of current form.

Melbourne Victory win – 19/10

Kostas Barbarouses to score anytime – 5/2

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

Sydney FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.4

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

18-03-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

25-03-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Sydney FC Form Guide

Sydney FC Team Logo

Sydney FC

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L H

07-03-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Kashima Antlers Team Logo Kashima Antlers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-03-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Kashima Antlers Team Logo Kashima Antlers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

24-03-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

29-03-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

03-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Suwon Bluewings Team Logo Suwon Bluewings

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

08-04-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Shanghai Shenhua Team Logo Shanghai Shenhua

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Melbourne Victory Preview

Melbourne Victory have been on a fine run of form over the last few weeks and it has helped with the come close to cementing their positions in the top six. Only a few weeks ago, Victory were spending time outside the play-off positions as the A-league 2017-18 campaign appeared to be going into a disaster. Yet, a timely step up in form has been brought about thanks to various factors like the goals from Besart Berisha. Victory have scored a reasonable 26 goals with 11 of those coming in the last six matches. Yet, the club has worst defence amongst all the teams in the top five. Besart Berisha and Kosta Barbarouses are the top scorers with seven goals each.

Melbourne Victory Team News

Mitch Austin (cruciate ligament) is the only player on the sidelines for Melbourne Victory.

Sydney FC Preview

Sydney have been dropping far too many points in the last few weeks. Three draws in the last four games have led to other A-league teams receiving hopes about finishing top of the table – even with the season into 18 matches. Sydney’s lead at the top remains a substantial seven points, but the likes of Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City have taken a large number of points to challenge Sydney’s supremacy in recent weeks. Sydney still possess the best defensive record in the division by a significant margin after conceding only 13 goals. The recent flurry of goals from Bobo has been unable to help the team in much regard.

Sydney FC Team News

There are no injury or suspension worries for Sydney manager Graham Arnold coming into the game.

Melbourne Victory 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

Sydney FC 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 Victory vs Sydney FC Sidelined Players

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