Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory Predictions

08:30
  • Expired
  • Fri 7 Feb
Melbourne City
Melbourne Victory
  • BT Sport 1

Both Teams To Score

£10 Returns £16.70
  • Bookie
  • Bet Tip
  • Sign Up
£15.70
BET HERECLAIM

Draw 2-2

£10 Returns £130
  • Bookie
  • Bet Tip
  • Sign Up
£120.00
BET HERECLAIM

Tip Reasoning

  • Melbourne City come into this derby match with a spotty record in recent weeks with eight points from a possible 15 and a loss against Adelaide in their last match.
  • Melbourne Victory ended a run of three straight defeats with a draw against Perth Glory last weekend but have been in awful form for most of the season.
  • Melbourne City have score 30 goals in 16 games this season and are the second highest scorers in the division. They have conceded 25 however, a record worse than seven of the ten other teams in the A-League, including this weekend’s opponents.
  • Melbourne Victory have scored just 19 goals this season, an average of 1.18 goals per game but conceded 24, a rate of 1.5 goals conceded per game.

Can Melbourne City close the gap on Sydney FC?

Melbourne City have long looked like the team who will come closest to toppling Sydney FC at the top of the league but things have fallen apart somewhat with the team failing to pick up consecutive victories since the beginning of November. This indifferent form has led to them falling 13 points behind the current leaders.

City have scored 30 goals so far this season, a rate of 1.875 goals per game, but this figure has dropped after their early season form got a little worse over the Christmas period. They still have an issue in defence too where they have been conceding too many with 1.56 goals being conceded per match on average.

Is a derby day win what Victory need to kickstart their season?

Melbourne Victory haven’t enjoyed this season at all with eight losses in 16 games and a disappointing run of form that has lasted almost the whole season. They find themselves in 9th position and whilst finals series football is still a possibility, it’s looking increasingly unlikely for Victory.

Goals have been an issue for the team and, despite the wealth of attacking talent at their disposal, they have averaged just 1.18 goals per game this season. Some subpar defensive performances haven’t helped their cause and the team need a couple of big results to really push themselves into the reckoning for a place in the top six.

Melbourne will be blue this weekend but will it be sky or dark?

A derby game between these two always throws things up in the air a little bit and both sides will be keen to add three points to their tally for differing reasons. It should be a really open (perhaps ill tempered) game and that should lead to lots of chances. We’re backing both teams to score in this fixture with City’s leaky defence but talented attack meaning goals should flow.

Picking a scoreline is quite tricky as its hard to know which side will turn up at either end of the pitch. We can’t separate the two teams in a derby scenario though and we think a high scoring draw is likely with a 2-2 scoreline looking the biggest value.

Featured Matches

See All

Today's Tips

See All