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

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Sydney FC vs Melbourne City FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Sydney were able to enjoy an immense derby result after beating Western Sydney Wanderers 5-0 at the ANZ stadium. Goals from Adrian Mierzejewski (2), Alex Brosque, Lachlan Scott (own goal), and Brandon O’Neill gave Sydney more than just bragging rights in this local derby. Melbourne City picked up a second consecutive win after beating Central Coast Mariners 1-0 at home. Ross McCormack finally scored a goal from open play and his 59th minute goal was sufficient to get City a win over Central Coast, who had to thank goalkeeper Ben Kennedy for a string of saves. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The City outfit has been able to get back-to-back league wins, but they are up against a formidable opponent in the form of Sydney. The only occasion in which Graham Arnold’s team dropped points at the Allianz Stadium this season was in the draw with rivals Western Sydney Wanderers. Even though City have been able to win three out of the four away matches, their head-to-head record against Sydney is rather poor with four consecutive losses. I would go with a win for Sydney. Sydney have been in good scoring form this season and have averaged two goals per game. In all of the last five home matches, Sydney have scored more than 1.5 goals. City may be heavily dependent on Ross McCormack, but the team has returned with decent statistics of seven goals in four away games. My pick is to back this game to experience over 2.5 goals.

Sydney FC win – 4/6

Total goals over 2.5 – 9/10

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

Sydney FC scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Melbourne City FC

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

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

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sydney FC Form Guide

Sydney FC Team Logo

Sydney FC

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L H

28-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-08-2018

FFA Cup

Rockdale City Suns Team Logo Rockdale City Suns

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-08-2018

FFA Cup

Cairns FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-09-2018

FFA Cup

Avondale Heights Team Logo Avondale Heights

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

06-10-2018

FFA Cup

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

19-10-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

30-10-2018

FFA Cup

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-11-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

10-11-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Melbourne City FC Form Guide

Melbourne City FC Team Logo

Melbourne City FC

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
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)

W A

20-10-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

27-10-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-11-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-11-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Sydney FC Preview

Sydney will be overjoyed by the result against Western Sydney Wanderers. Even though the result produced a fifth consecutive win for Sydney in the last five games of all competitions, getting such a huge win away against their arch-rivals will be a huge talking point indeed. Sydney were able to record the biggest win of their A-league 2017-18 season and it sees the club make-up significant ground upon Newcastle Jets in terms of scoring goals. Manager Graham Arnold has seen his team come up with 20 goals, but a second consecutive clean sheet in the league will also delayed the manager. Bobo is the top scorer at the club with six goals in his 10 appearances.

Sydney FC Team News

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

Melbourne City FC Preview

After struggling for form for much of the first few weeks, Melbourne City may have just found the sweet spot in terms of results. The back-to-back victories have lifted the club within one point off the second spot. The victory over Newcastle Jets has come at the perfect time for Warren Joyce and his team. Even though City were only able to score a single goal in the game against Central Coast Mariners, the game could have produced much more had it not been for an excellent performance from the opposition goalkeeper. One of the few issues for City may be the over reliance on summer signing Ross McCormack, who has come up with seven goals in nine games.

Melbourne City FC Team News

Bruno Fornaroli (malleolar) remains the only injury worry for Melbourne City manager Warren Joyce.

Sydney FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

1.6

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

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