We take a look at Saturday nights (26/1/2019) A-League 2019 Round 16 match which is between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))
Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
An Australia Day tradition as the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC sides prepare to face off in their annual January 26th clash.
With both sides in the midst of chasing league leading Perth neither will be too keen to cede ground with the runner up prize of a week off in the finals a decent consolation.
It was Ola Toivonen and Keisuke Honda making the difference for the Victory when these sides faced off in Sydney and the Swedish striker will likely have to do it himself this time, with Honda still out through injury.
Sydney are not going to lie down but will have to back up from a tough outing in Wellington on Wednesday night and a sluggish start could prove costly here.
Both sides have the attacking talent to get on the scoresheet but you have to give the edge to the rested Victory side at home.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $2.30
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 2-1 at $9.50
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Tommy DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 21.Carl VALERI (C), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 13. Birkan KIRDAR (promoted) 25. Anthony LESIOTIS (promoted)
Unavailable: Jai INGHAM (quad – TBC), Keisuke HONDA (Hamstring – 1 week), Nick ANSELL (Hamstring – TBC), Georg NIEDERMEIER (Calf – TBC)
Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Daniel DE SILVA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 21.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 24.Cam DEVLIN, 25. Joel KING, 31.Luke IVANOVIC **one to be omitted**
Ins: 21.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY (promoted), 24.Cam DEVLIN (promoted), 25. Joel KING (promoted)
Outs: 17.Anthony CACERES (calf – awaiting scans), 22.Siem DE JONG (knee – awaiting scans)
Unavailable: 5.Jop van der LINDEN (hamstring – 1 week), 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 18.Jacob TRATT (groin – 2 weeks), 19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite), 23.Rhyan GRANT (International Duty)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change