Melbourne Victory vs Sydney – Preview, Tips and Odds

Australia: A-League
Melbourne Victory
Full Time
1:2
Sydney FC
Highlights and Stats


Melbourne Victory and Sydney will come up against one another in a battle of the 14th round of the Australian A-League on Thursday. The hosts of the game are 12th in the standings, having earned a total of 11 points so far. In the meantime, their next opponents occupy the 10th spot in the table with 14 points, which means there is a three-point gap separating the two contenders.

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Head to Head

TeamLast Game 2022/10/08Last 20 Games
Melbourne Victory
win
  • ?
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Lhome
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
Sydney FC
loss
  • ?
  • Lhome
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Waway

Worth Mentioning

The outcome of the most recent encounter between the teams was an away win for Melbourne Victory, with the final score being 3:2. The match took place on October 8, 2022. Melbourne Victory are currently on a two-game winning streak and have not lost in their last three matches. The home factor has been of little significance in the recent 10 head-to-head clashes, as they finished with 4 wins for the sides performing at home and 5 for the traveling sides. Only one of the last 10 matches ended in a draw. As many as three of the previous five meetings saw both sides hit the back of the nets, and three finished with over 2.5 goals. Within these battles on the pitch, Melbourne Victory failed to keep a clean sheet, and Sydney achieved that feat two times. The results of the last five encounters between the two teams show an average of 3.40 goals per 90 minutes of football.

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Last Games Averages

*Average Metrics based on available data from last 20 games

Melbourne VictorySydney FC
  • Goals

    1.10
    2.05
  • Fouls

    15.37
    13.68
  • Corners

    4.37
    5.63
  • Offsides

    1.95
    1.53
  • Cards

    2.63
    2.05
  • Posession

    47%
    53%

Melbourne Victory Form

  • ?
  • Laway
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Lhome
  • Lhome
  • Lhome

On January 21, Melbourne Victory suffered a 3:1 away loss to Perth Glory in the A-League. The team is currently on a five-game winless streak with a total of four defeats and one draw for the period. It appears location had little to no impact on how Melbourne Victory’s previous 10 encounters unfolded. These ended in five home victories and three wins for the visiting sides. Two of the team’s last five meetings produced over 2.5 goals, and three witnessed goals at both ends. Melbourne Victory did concede in every game during that time period. At the same time, they failed to score a goal in two matches. From a statistical point of view, their last 5 outings ended with an average of 2.20 goals per game.
  • Goals
    0.90
  • Fouls
    10.60
  • Corners
    5.20
  • Offsides
    0.90
  • Cards
    2.40
  • Posession
    51%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
A-League2023/01/21Perth GloryMelbourne Victory31 L
A-League2023/01/14Adelaide UnitedMelbourne Victory11 D
A-League2023/01/06Melbourne VictoryBrisbane Roar01 L
A-League2022/12/31Central Coast MarinersMelbourne Victory21 L
A-League2022/12/26Western UnitedMelbourne Victory10 L
A-League2022/12/11MacarthurMelbourne Victory01 W
A-League2022/11/04Melbourne VictoryNewcastle Jets40 W
A-League2022/10/22Melbourne VictoryMelbourne City02 L
A-League2022/10/15Melbourne VictoryWest Sydney01 L
A-League2022/05/21Melbourne VictoryWestern United14 L

Sydney Form

  • ?
  • Laway
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Dhome

In their previous match, Sydney were up against Western United on Saturday, and it ended in a 1:0 defeat away from home. The team is on a dry run without tasting success in three games, suffering two losses and registering one draw in the process. Playing at your own stadium had no significant role in the latest ten clashes in Sydney, as the teams involved enjoyed 4 home wins and 5 away wins. The team was held to a draw in only one of the previous 10 matches. Looking at Sydney’s previous five encounters, it becomes apparent that two featured over 2.5 goals and one saw goals at both involved sides scoring. Throughout these, Sydney’s efforts paid off as the team managed to prevent goals in their net one time and failed to score on their own in three encounters. During the team’s recent five outings, the goalkeepers had to pull the ball out of the nets 11 times altogether.
  • Goals
    1.00
  • Fouls
    11.90
  • Corners
    5.60
  • Offsides
    1.70
  • Cards
    2.20
  • Posession
    53%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
A-League2023/01/21Western UnitedSydney10 L
A-League2023/01/14Perth GlorySydney22 D
A-League2023/01/07SydneyWellington Phoenix01 L
A-League2023/01/01Newcastle JetsSydney02 W
A-League2022/12/24SydneyMacarthur03 L
A-League2022/12/17Central Coast MarinersSydney21 L
A-League2022/12/10SydneyMelbourne City21 W
A-League2022/11/12SydneyWest Sydney01 L
A-League2022/11/06Brisbane RoarSydney31 L
A-League2022/10/23SydneyAdelaide United22 D

Formations and Lineups

Melbourne Victory

Formation:4-2-3-1
  • G1Matt Acton
  • D2Jason Geria
  • D31Matthew Bozinovski
  • D21Roderick Miranda
  • D3Cadete
  • M8Joshua Brillante
  • M6Leigh Broxham
  • M24Nishan Velupillay
  • M22Jake Brimmer
  • M11Ben Folami
  • F10Bruno Fornaroli
1 Matt Acton 2 Jason Geria 31 Matthew Bozinovski 21 Roderick Miranda 3 Cadete 8 Joshua Brillante 6 Leigh Broxham 24 Nishan Velupillay 22 Jake Brimmer 11 Ben Folami 10 Bruno Fornaroli

Sydney FC

Formation:4-1-4-1
  • G1Andrew Redmayne
  • D23Rhyan Grant
  • D2James Donachie
  • D4Alex Wilkinson
  • D18Diego Caballo
  • M26Luke Brattan
  • M10Joe Lolley
  • M22Max Burgess
  • M17Anthony Caceres
  • M11Róbert Mak
  • F9Adam Le Fondre
1 Andrew Redmayne 23 Rhyan Grant 2 James Donachie 4 Alex Wilkinson 18 Diego Caballo 26 Luke Brattan 10 Joe Lolley 22 Max Burgess 17 Anthony Caceres 11 Róbert Mak 9 Adam Le Fondre

Match Details

Melbourne VictoryvsSydney FC
  • 90+1`
    (in) A. Gurd(out) J. Lolley
  • 86`
    (in) E. Adams(out) J. Brimmer
  • 83`
    (in) P. Yazbek(out) M. Burgess
  • 77`
    (in) T. Juric(out) B. Fornaroli
  • 77`
    (in) L. Brooks(out) N. Velupillay
  • 72`
    B. FolamiRoughing
  • 71`
    (in) P. Retre(out) R. Mak
  • 70`
    (in) S. Nigro(out) Cadete
  • 70`
    (in) W. Wilson(out) L. Broxham
  • 67`
    J. LolleyUnsportsmanlike conduct
  • 52`
    1 - 2
    A. Le FondreJ. Lolley
  • 48`
    RoderickTripping
  • 32`
    1 - 1
    M. BurgessR. Mak
  • 26`
    J. Brimmer
    1 - 0
  • 21`
    D. CaballoHolding

Players Ratings

Melbourne VictoryvsSydney FC
  • 2Jason Geria
    7.9 / 10
  • 22Jake Brimmer
    7.7 / 10
  • 8Joshua Brillante
    7.2 / 10
  • 6Leigh Broxham
    6.9 / 10
  • 24Nishan Velupillay
    6.9 / 10
  • 11Ben Folami
    6.7 / 10
  • 10Bruno Fornaroli
    6.7 / 10
  • 28William Wilson
    6.7 / 10
  • 3Cadete
    6.6 / 10
  • 16Stefan Nigro
    6.6 / 10
  • 29Eli Adams
    6.6 / 10
  • 31Matthew Bozinovski
    6.3 / 10
  • 21Roderick Miranda
    6.3 / 10
  • 9Tomi Jurić
    6.3 / 10
  • 1Matt Acton
    6.2 / 10
  • 26Lleyton Brooks
    6.2 / 10
  • 18Diego Caballo
    7.5 / 10
  • 26Luke Brattan
    7.3 / 10
  • 10Joe Lolley
    7.3 / 10
  • 9Adam Le Fondre
    7.3 / 10
  • 22Max Burgess
    7 / 10
  • 8Paulo Retre
    7 / 10
  • 1Andrew Redmayne
    6.9 / 10
  • 2James Donachie
    6.9 / 10
  • 11Róbert Mak
    6.9 / 10
  • 23Rhyan Grant
    6.5 / 10
  • 17Anthony Caceres
    6.5 / 10
  • 4Alex Wilkinson
    6.3 / 10
  • 16Patrick Yazbek
    6.3 / 10

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