Sydney FC vs Melbourne City A-League Grand Final Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Tips

It will be first up against second as Sydney FC and Melbourne City collide in the 2019/20 A-League Grand Final on Sunday night.

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City A-League tips, predictions and preview – Sydney hoping to become just the second time to secure back-to-back premierships, while City are gunning for their maiden A-League silverwareโ€ฆ

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City Tips

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City Match Details

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: A-League
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Sunday August 30
โฐ Time: 6.30pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City 2020 Form (last five matches)

Sydney (LDDLW)

  • 1/8/20: City 2-0 Sydney
  • 6/8/20: Adelaide 1-1 Sydney
  • 10/8/20: Brisbane 1-1 Sydney
  • 15/8/20: Sydney 1-2 United
  • 26/8/20: Sydney 2-0 Perth

City (LWDWW)

  • 23/3/20: Jets 2-1 City
  • 1/8/20: City 2-0 Sydney
  • 11/8/20: City 2-2 Adelaide
  • 19/8/20: United 1-3 City
  • 26/8/20: City 2-0 United

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City (last five matches)

Sydney and City have split their two previous meetings this season at one win apiece.

  • 1/8/20: City 2-0 Sydney
  • 29/12/19: Sydney 2-1 City
  • 17/3/19: Sydney 0-2 City
  • 3/2/19: Sydney 2-0 City
  • 2/11/18: City 0-3 Sydney

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City Preview and Prediction

The stage is set for a blockbuster A-League Grand Final showdown as Sydney FC and Melbourne City do battle for the premiership on Sunday night at Bankwest Stadium.

Sydney, although producing some patchy form since the restart, were once again the runaway leaders during the regular season and are chasing consecutive premierships, while City put together their best ever season and are aiming for their first A-League title.

Steve Corica is attempting to become the first head coach to win the A-League Grand Final in his first two seasons in charge, while Erick Mombaerts is looking to secure City an inaugural title after four semi-final defeats in the clubโ€™s nine seasons in the competition.

Both teams have two of the competitionโ€™s most lethal strikers, with Cityโ€™s Jamie Maclaren (23) and Sydneyโ€™s Adam Le Fondre (21) leading the goalscoring charts.

Unsurprisingly, Maclaren and Le Fondre each played a part in propelling their respective sides into the showpiece, with the former netting a penalty in Cityโ€™s 2-0 victory over Western United, while the latter capitalised on a howling error from goalkeeper Liam Reddy to help Sydney to a 2-0 win over Perth.

Normally Iโ€™d find it impossible to go against the Sky Blues, but Iโ€™m really liking Cityโ€™s form at the moment and believe they can get the job done on Sunday night.

Sydney have only won one of their last six games – against Perth in the semi-finals – and have been uncharacteristically flat since the restart.

Meanwhile, City have come out all guns blazing, going unbeaten since returning to action and winning three of their last four games. Furthermore, City have scored at least two goals in all of their games since the restart – including a 2-0 triumph over Sydney earlier this month.

City are the team in form, have arguably the competitionโ€™s best striker and own a recent win over Sydney – they wonโ€™t have a better chance to claim the A-League premiership than this.

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City Teams

Check back here later when the teams are announced.

Sydney vs City Stats

  • Sydney are trying to become just the second team after Brisbane in 2011-12 to win back-to-back A-League Grand Finals
  • City are aiming to win their first A-League premiership after four previous semi-final exits
  • Sydney have won just one of their last six matches
  • City have won three of their last four matches
  • City have scored two or more goals in all of those games
  • Sydney have scored more than one goal just once in their last six matches

Sydney vs City Best Bet