The latest edition of the Big Blues sees Melbourne Victory precariously placed in eighth, while Sydney FC have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the A-League ladder. We take a look at Friday (24/1/2020) A-League Round 16 match which is between the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC.
When: Friday 24th January, 7:30PM
Where: Aami Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
After seemingly getting their campaign back on track with consecutive wins over City FC (2-1) and the Jets (4-0), the Victory have lost their last two to the Mariners (3-2) and Adelaide (1-0). Sydney boast an 11-1-1 record, winning 10 and drawing one of their last 11. Their last three wins before the Week 15 bye – over City, Adelaide and the Jets – have come by 2-1 scorelines.
Sydney FC have won 10 of the last 13 Big Blue clashes. Their current three-match winning streak against the Victory includes last season’s 6-1 semi-final demolition and a come-from-behind 2-1 win in November. But only one of the teams’ last seven matches have been staged in Melbourne, with the Victory getting up 2-1 on Australia Day last year.
The Victory will be hoping home-ground advantage provides a much-needed edge – they have picked up three wins and two draws from their last five in Melbourne. But at $2.25 head-to-head, the Sky Blues are the clear value option in this grudge match.
Tip: Sydney FC at $2.10
Correct Score: Sydney FC 1 – 0 at $10.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change