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Sydney FC will be the visitors at AAMI Park on Saturday for the A-League showdown with home team Melbourne City.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Melbourne City v Sydney FC can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Melbourne City will be hoping for a better result after a 2-1 A-League loss in their previous game against Newcastle United Jets.
The only player to score from Melbourne City was Florin Bérenguer (70'). Nick Fitzgerald (45') and Steven Ugarković (78') scored for Newcastle United Jets.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Melbourne City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals on the way. We will have to see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, Melbourne City are unbeaten in their previous 6 home league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Newcastle United Jets in A-League competition, Sydney FC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only scorer from Sydney FC was Anthony Cáceres (25'). Nick Fitzgerald (58') and Kosta Petratos (90') scored for Newcastle United Jets.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sydney FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals overall. At the back, The Sky Blues could really do with shoring things up.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sydney FC:
- have not lost to Melbourne City when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their last 8 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 15/12/2017 shows us that Melbourne City have won 1 of these games & Sydney FC 5, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 from City and 14 being from The Sky Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league match featuring these sides was A-League match day 12 on 29/12/2019 which ended up with the score at Sydney FC 2-1 Melbourne City.
The match was refereed by Kurt Ams.
Team News: Melbourne City
Melbourne City boss Erick Mombaerts will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Sydney FC
Owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Sydney FC boss Steve Corica has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
Our thinking is that Sydney FC and Melbourne City could both find goals hard to come by here.
That is why we are leaning toward a 0-0 draw at the end of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AAMI Park (30,050)
Captain: Scott Jamieson
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Erick Mombaerts
Competitions: A-League position 3
🔑 Star Player: Adrián Luna
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Adrián Luna was born in Tacuarembo, Uruguay. After having played his first senior match for Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has got 4 league goals in the A-League 2019 - 2020 season so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.