Melbourne City 23/20 to beat Melbourne Victory in Friday’s A-League matchup
Market: Melbourne City win
Odds: 23/20 @ Bet 365
Hoping to extend their buffer in the top-two, Melbourne City will host a struggling Melbourne Victory on Friday morning.
Starting with the hosts, while Melbourne City may have seen their unbeaten run come to an end last time out, they are in pole position to secure a spot in the AFC Champions League. In their 16 A-League matches this season, they have recorded eight wins, three draws, and five defeats, scoring 30 and conceding 25 in return. With a points tally of 27, City open Friday’s fixtures in second and holding a one-point buffer from slipping out of the top-two, it should also be noted that they hold the second-best attacking record in the division. As for their recent run of results, Melbourne have lost just one of their last five A-League matchups and it should also be noted that they have lost just a pair of their eight matches on home soil, winning six of those appearances.
As for the visitors, enduring what has been a worrying A-League run, Melbourne Victory have continued falling down the standings. In their 16 matches this season, they have recorded just four wins, four draws, and eight defeats, scoring 19 and conceding 24 in return. With a points tally of 16, Victory open Friday’s fixtures down in ninth and already sat 11 points adrift of their crosstown rivals. As for their recent run of results, Melbourne have failed to win any of their last four A-League appearances, losing three of those matchups. More worrying, Friday’s guests have lost five of their last seven matches on the road.
Bet: Melbourne City 23/20 to beat Melbourne Victory in Friday’s A-League matchup @ Bet 365