Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City prediction, odds & betting tips – 05/05/2024

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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Prediction
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A-League fans are undoubtedly thrilled to have the Melbourne derby between the Boys in Blue and Hearts in the elimination finals on the 5th of May. Surely, this match is destined to be a wonderful display of football between two equally good teams. Find out more about it in the following Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City betting tips.

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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City prediction: Goals galore at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Draw

⚽ Correct score prediction

Melbourne Victory 2-2 Melbourne City

⬆️ Over 3.5 goals

Yes

Key Stats

  • Five of the last 10 Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City head-to-heads resulted in ties.
  • Melbourne City’s squad is more expensive, but coach Anthony Popovic has a nice 14-10-6 record against this opponent, which is surely a plus in favor of our Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City predictions.
  • Melbourne City have the 2nd-best attacking record in the league, with 50 goals scored across 27 league outings.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Level playing field, bookies say

  • HOME: 71/50 (2.42) – 39.8%
  • DRAW: 53/20 (3.65) – 26.0%
  • AWAY: 7/4 (2.75) – 34.2%

*These Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City odds are subject to change

The match between the two teams will be tricky for both sides. We have Melbourne Victory down as the expected winners, with a 39.8% win probability at 71/50 (2.42), but to be honest, the visitors’ odds at 7/4 (2.75) give Hearts a good chance of getting a vital win at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium as well.

We think Over 3.5 Goals is the way to approach this match. The odds are priced at 5/4 (2.25), giving our key Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City predictions a 44.44% success probability.

Last five H2Hs: Slight advantage for Popovic’s side

Australia A-League 06/04/24

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 17/02/24

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Australia A-League 23/12/23

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Australia A-League 05/04/23

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Australia A-League 18/02/23

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

2

Make sure to check out our Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City head-to-head stats.

Melbourne Victory team news and form: Boys in Blue need to do better

Melbourne Victory didn’t win a single one of their last three league games. However, coach Anthony Popovic is an experienced manager who knows how to get out of a sticky situation. We are convinced he will find the right formula to get something out of the 90 minutes at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Predicted lineup: Izzo (GK), Chapman, Da Silva, Roderick, Traore, Bonevacia, Brimmer, Arzani, Machach, Oikonomidis & Fornaroli

Australia A-League 18/05/24

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Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Australia A-League 12/05/24

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Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

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Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Melbourne Victory

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Australia A-League 27/04/24

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Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Australia A-League 20/04/24

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Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

0

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0

Melbourne City team news and form: City uncertain with recent display

Yes, coach Aurelio Vidmar’s boys got a 1-0 win over Western United in their last official A-League game, but we are sure the fans were hoping for a bit more than a thrifty one-goal victory over one of the worst teams in the league this season.

Predicted lineup: Young (GK), Ugarkovic, Reis, Souprayen, Godoy, Leckie, Jeggo, Jakolis, Arslan, Natal & Maclaren

Australia A-League 05/05/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 28/04/24

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Western United FC

Western United FC

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 20/04/24

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Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 14/04/24

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Perth Glory

Perth Glory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 06/04/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Player to watch: Jamie Maclaren

Hearts’ captain is in the middle of our Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City predictions, as he’s going to be the key man for the visitors, no question about it. Maclaren scored the winning goal for his team against Western United.

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Jamie can be decisive

On a good day, it’s very difficult to nullify Jamie Maclaren. If he manages to bring his A-game on the 5th of May, surely, Hearts will have a good chance of avoiding defeat.


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