We take a look at Saturday nights (23/2/2019) A-League 2019 match which is between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City. Melbourne Victory go into the match as the red hot favourites and shouldn’t let punters down this weekend.
When: Saturday 23rd February, 7:50pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
At some point the Victory will have their full compliment of players fit and firing, but they are doing a good enough job weathering the storm.
Having picked up a tough point at Eden Park last Friday, their attention now turns to local rivals Melbourne City, who they have lost to and drawn with so far this season.
This has all been in spite of their key players suffering various absences through injury and suspension but if the early reports hold true, the Victory’s front like could be fit(-ish) and firing for this one.
That does not bode well for a City side bereft of confidence but at least they do seem to be able to get themselves up for a game of this magnitude.
While there is a gulf in class between the two sides the occasion of the derby should level things out but you have to back the better side to win here.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $2.00
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 2-1 at $8.50
Melbourne Victory squad: 1. Matthew ACTON (GK), 2. Storm ROUX, 3. Corey BROWN, 4. Keisuke HONDA, 5. Georg NIEDERMIER, 6. Leigh BROXHAM (Capt), 7. Kenny ATHIU, 8. Terry ANTONIS, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10. James TROISI, 11. Ola TOIVONEN, 14. Thomas DENG, 15. Raul BAENA, 16. Josh HOPE, 17. James DONACHIE, 20. Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 24. Elvis KAMSOBA, 25. Anthony LESIOTIS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 8. Terry ANTONIS (return from suspension), 11. Ola TOIVONEN (return from injury)
Unavailable: 23.Jai INGHAM (quad), 21.Carl VALERI (hamstring)
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie De LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Dario VIDOSIC (promoted), 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA (promoted)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change