Sydney will host Melbourne’s win on Tuesday at League A’s Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and want to return to winning styles.
The reigning champions have drawn their last three matches and are still fourth. They are four points away from league leader Melbourne City, who also has a match in hand.
At the end of the league phase, Steve Corica’s team is not allowed to repeat last year’s performance, but has still insisted on maintaining the final league ID they seem to qualify for.
On the contrary, Boys in Blue is in second place after a tough campaign with just 14 points out of 17 games.
However, they come behind a pulsating 5-4 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers. After winning, they showed a frightening offensive instinct that was not clear until now. If Melbourne can play against Sydney as strongly, it’s a new entertaining meeting for spectators.
Sydney vs. Melbourne wins head-to-head
There have been 54 clashes between the teams, with Sydney facing just 19 victories against Melbourne 16.
They collided early last month and Sydney won 3-0 in Melbourne.
Sydney vs Melbourne Victory Team News
Returning striker Adam Le Fondre is still in quarantine and is not yet available for election. However, the club recently announced that it will be able to participate in the last four matches of the season.
But in another Corsican election campaign, defender Rhyan Grant has returned to the team after the suspension. He can throw himself back into XI and transfer Harry Van der Saag to the bank.
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Tony Popovic is ready to take Adama Traore back on the team after the suspension. He can immediately return to the starting team and replace Brandon Lauton.
That may be the only change we’re seeing in Melbourne in this clash, as the manager may not put a lot of sides on the previous game.
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Sydney vs Melbourne Victory predicted XI
Sydney (4-4-2): Andrew Redmayne; Rhyan Grant, Alex Wilkinson, Ryan McGowan, Joel King; Alexander Baumjohann, Luke Brattan, Anthony Caceres, Milos Ninkovic; Costa Barbarouses, Bobo.
Melbourne victory (4-2-3-1): Matt Acton; Storm Roux, Leigh Broxham, Dylan Ryan, Adama Traore; Jake Brimmer, Jacob Butterfield; Callum McManaman, Robbie Kruse, Ben Folami; Rudy Gestede.
Victory prediction Sydney vs Melbourne
Sydney is a favorite on paper, but Melbourne is not obvious after the last match. It may be Vale’s dawn, of course, but the Boys in Blue are sure to take the fight and probably pick up some feathers. We expect this to be a high score.