Melbourne City vs Sydney FC PREVIEW & PREDICTION 01/08/2020

On Saturday, starting with 08:00, the Melbourne City – Sydney FC match will be played, within the 29th round of Australia, the first league. Sydney FC has won 9 of the last 10 direct matches and the singular victory of Melbourne City was in March 2019, a success achieved away. It’s a good time for the hosts to tick a new positive result, even if it won’t be easy at all.

Melbourne City ranks third in the A-League, with 40 points in 23 matches, tied for 2nd place, Wellington Phoenix and 11 points behind leader Sydney FC. The first place has already qualified mathematically in the semifinals of the play-off of the competition, and the second position will follow it. Melbourne City is therefore very motivated to tick points, and the record at home benefits it, with 7 successes, two draws and only two defeats this season.

Instead, Sydney FC, the leader from Australia, showed a decrease in motivation in the last stage, defeat at home with Newcastle Jets, score 1-2. The 51 points were enough to qualify for the semifinals of the playoffs, so the team coached by Steve Corica will deal more easily with the last 4 stages of the regular season. Moreover, Sydney FC got only two victories in the previous 6 stages of the A-League. In the seasonal trips, the “blues” have the best ranking line, with 7 successes, two draws and one defeat.

Melbourne City won the Australian Cup in 2016;
The “hearts” are the “satellites” of the English band Manchester City;
Sydney FC has 4 Australian champion titles;
“Blues” once won the Australian Cup (2017);

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,57