‘The Big Blue’ and other gimmicky titles is a big reason why football will never be as big as contact sports in Australia, but to its defence this match is typically a well contested one. We take a look at Sunday nights (17/11/2019) A-League Round 6 match which is between the Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.
When: Sunday 17th November, 6:30PM AEDT
Where: Netstrata Junilee Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
By their stands, Melbourne Victory have been bad this season. With only the one win on the books, they remain seventh on the ladder. Sydney FC on the other hand have recorded three wins and one loss; bouncing back into form with an easy win over the Newcastle Jets last week.
Given that there is always more than just points on the table when these two clubs meet, I do think that Sydney FC are under the odds, but I also think they’ll win.
Tip: Sydney FC at $1.50
Correct Score: Sydney FC 2 – 0 at $8.50
Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 4.Alex WILKINSON (c), 5.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 6.Ryan McGOWAN, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 16.Joel KING, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Luke IVANOVIC, 20.Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 23.Rhyan GRANT, 24.Marco TILIO, 25.Ryan TEAGUE, 26.Luke BRATTAN **2-4 to be omitted**
In: 7.Michael ZULLO (return from injury), 24.Marco TILIO (return from international duty), 25.Ryan TEAGUE (return from international duty)
Out: 21.Harry VAN DER SAAG (international duty)
Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (ACL – indefinite), 19. Chris ZUVELA (knee)
Melbourne Victory squad: 3.Corey BROWN, 4.James DONACHIE, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Jakob POULSEN, 10.Robbie KRUSE, 11.Ola TOIVONEN (c), 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 16.Josh HOPE, 18.Migjen BASHA, 19.Ben CARRIGAN, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Adama TRAORE, 22.Kristijan DOBRAS, 24.Anthony LESIOTIS, 25.Brandon LAUTON, 26.Jay BARNETT, 30.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 50.Brendan WHITE (gk) ***2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Robbie KRUSE (returning from injury), 13.Birkan KIRDAR (returning from international duty), 26.Jay BARNETT (returning from international duty), 30.Matthew SUTTON (gk) (promoted)
Outs: 2.Storm ROUX (international duty), 7.Kenny ATHIU (international duty), 14.Thomas DENG (international duty), 17.Elvis KAMSOBA (international duty)
Unavailable: 1.Matt ACTON (shoulder), 5.Tim HOOGLAND (quad), 9.Andrew NABBOUT (hamstring)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change