Fresh from securing the minor premiership, Sydney FC take on third-placed Melbourne City in A-League action on Saturday.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Sydney have won nine of the last 10 games between the teams…
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Tips
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday August 1
⏰ Time: 5.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: ANZ Stadium
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC 2020 Form (last five matches)
- 1/3/20: City 1-0 Brisbane
- 8/3/20: Perth 2-3 City
- 14/3/20: City 1-1 Wanderers
- 20/3/20: Mariners 2-4 City
- 23/3/20: Newcastle 2-1 City
- 7/3/20: Victory 1-4 Sydney
- 14/3/20: Sydney 0-0 Perth
- 21/3/20: Wanderers 1-1 Sydney
- 17/7/20: Sydney 3-1 Wellington
- 21/7/20: Sydney 1-2 Newcastle
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Head to Head (last five matches)
Sydney have won nine of their last 10 encounters.
- 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
- 10/2/18: City 0-4 Sydney
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Preview and Prediction
Playing their first match since March after undergoing the mandatory two-week quarantine period, City face an uphill battle for an immediate win when they come up newly-crowned minor premiers Sydney on Saturday.
City’s last match before the lockdown resulted in a 2-1 defeat to the Jets and they’ve since been overtaken on the table by Wellington, dropping to third on goal difference.
City will definitely be playing finals football, but they don’t have much time to get back into the rhythm of things – and taking on a team you’ve lost nine of your last 10 games against isn’t the ideal first game back.
Jamie Maclaren will be hoping to pick up where he left off before the break, with the Socceroos striker leading the Golden Boot race with 18 goals.
Sydney striker Adam Le Fondre has joined Maclaren on 18 goals after scoring against Wellington a couple of weeks ago and he will be determined to one-up his opposite number in this one.
Although they have wrapped up the minor premiership, Sydney lost their last outing, conceding a 90th minute goal to fall against Newcastle 2-1.
However, with the finals approaching an all teams suffering from a lack of match-play, don’t expect Steve Corica’s side to take their foot off the pedal.
Sydney have been dominant over City in their recent meetings and have scored a total of 14 goals against them in their last five victories. There’s definite value in backing the Sky Blues home in this one.
Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Teams
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Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Stats
- Sydney have won nine of their last 10 meetings
- City have only beaten Sydney twice in NSW since 2015
- Over 2.5 goals has hit in four of their last six meetings
- Sydney have beaten City to nil in three of their last five encounters
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