We take a look at Sunday nights (17/03/2019) A-League match which is between Sydney FC and Melbourne City. The Sydney FC go in as favourites but at the odds we are happy to sit this one out.
When: Sunday 17 March, 7:50pm
Where: Leichardt Oval
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The third and final light blue derby of the season and Sydney will likely rotate some of their players out after travelling back from Japan.
With the Premiers Plate still an outside chance for the Sky Blues, they will want to be careful changing too much, for fear of disrupting what has been a winning formula against the City Blues.
It’s been a rough run for Melbourne City losing its last seven A-League games against Sydney and the side has not won an A-League match since January 22.
New signing Jamie Maclaren has scored all five of City’s goals since his arrival but he could be in for a rough afternoon against a Sydney side that has kept back to back clean sheets.
Perhaps it’s over simplification but Sydney is the better team here and should win this game.
Tip: Sydney FC at $1.91
Correct Score: Sydney FC 2-1 at $8.00
Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE, 16.Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18. Jacob TRATT, 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 21.Mitch AUSTIN, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 24. Cam DEVLIN, 31.Luke IVANOVIC. **two to be omitted**
Ins: 8.Paulo RETRE (promoted), 14.Alex BROSQUE (return from suspension), 18.Jacob TRATT (promoted)
Outs: 6. Josh BRILLANTE (not selected)
Unavailable: 11.Daniel DE SILVA (elbow hyper extension – 2 weeks), 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite), 22.Siem DE JONG (knee – 2 weeks)
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie DE LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN, 34.Connor METCALFE, 36.Dylan PIERIAS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Ritchie DE LAET (returns from suspension), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE (returns from injury), 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD (returns from suspension), 10.Dario VIDOSIC (promoted), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted)
Outs: 8.Riley MCGREE (international duty), 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (international duty), 19.Lachlan WALES (international duty)
Unavailable: 30.Moudi NAJJAR (ankle)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change