Melbourne City FC vs Sydney FC: All you need to know about this A-League match
Melbourne City’s season didn’t hold much promise at the start as they were dumped out of the FFA Cup by none other than Sydney FC and then suffered a serious injury to their star striker Bruno Fornaroli early on. Their marksman won’t be back until 2018, but so far they are doing rather well without him,
They have won all four of their Hyundai A-League games so far and find themselves top of the table, and with seven goals scored and just one conceded they actually seem to have bolstered their defence well too.
Their most recent scoring exploits are thanks to ex-Aston Villa man Ross McCormack. He was brought in shortly after Fornaroli’s injury, and after taking a couple of games to acclimatise he has hit his stride, scoring three goals in his last two games. Backing him to find the net looks a good choice for our anytime goalscorer predictions.
Sydney FC certainly won’t be easy to beat. They are the reigning A-League Premiers and Champions having romped to both titles last season, and whilst they have looked very good so far this season they don’t look to have the same quality advantage that they enjoyed last year.
Their 2-0 win over Perth Glory last weekend continues their unbeaten start to the campaign, but they dropped points at home to Western Sydney Wanderers in gameweek three and have enjoyed a run of home games recently. Sydney FC’s singular away game in the league this season was a rather edgy 1-0 win against Melbourne Victory, who have since showed that they aren’t up to scratch yet.
Australia A-League 2017-18
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Kick off at: 14.20 IST/ 9.50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne.
Head to Head:
Sydney FC have won three, drawn two, and lost two of their last seven meetings with Melbourne City.
Melbourne City FC~
Central midfielder Fernando Brandan and striker Bruno Fornaroli are still injured for the hosts.
Sydney Fc are without midfielder Rhyan Grant and striker Charles Lokolingoy.
We expect this match to have total goals of at least 3.
Melbourne City FC 2-2 Sydney FC.