Sydney vs Melbourne City Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 24/02/2024

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Free Sydney vs Melbourne City Predictions

Sydney and Melbourne City will go head-to-head on the 24th of February in a match that could be decisive regarding the title race. Will the home-field advantage at Allianz Stadium be enough for coach Talay’s boys to take home the three points? Find out the answer in the following Sydney vs Melbourne City betting tips.

You can find more exclusive A-League predictions on our website.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • In two of Melbourne City’s last three games, we saw over 2.5 goals.
  • 70.0% of the last 10 Sydney vs Melbourne City head-to-heads resulted in three or more goals.
  • Top goalscorer Jamie Maclaren will be on the pitch on the 24th of February, which surely benefits our Sydney vs Melbourne City predictions to a degree.

Melbourne City to Win

  • Melbourne City have the head-to-head advantage, as they won seven of the last 10 matches against this opponent.
  • Coach Aurelio Vidmar has a rather lackluster record of two victories, one draw, and two losses against Hearts.
  • The visitors were one of the best teams during the 2022/23 A-League campaign, as they reached the final versus Central Coast Mariners.

Key Sydney vs Melbourne City Odds

Make sure you carefully go through the following Sydney vs Melbourne City head-to-head statistics, as they just prove the point we tried to make in our Sydney vs Melbourne City predictions earlier.

Head to Head

03/11/23

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

2

0

24/09/23

Australia Cup Australia

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

2

19/05/23

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

4

0

12/05/23

Australia A-League Australia

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

1

25/02/23

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

3

2

Last Five - Sydney FC

18/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

0

0

D

10/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

2

1

L

04/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

0

4

W

28/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Perth Glory

Perth Glory

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

7

W

20/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

0

L

Last Five - Melbourne City

05/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1 (3)

1 (2)

L

28/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Western United FC

Western United FC

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

0

1

W

20/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

2

W

14/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Perth Glory

Perth Glory

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

0

8

W

06/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

2

1

L

Sydney odds: 17/20 (1.85) – 53.6%

Draw odds: 63/20 (4.15) – 23.4%

Melbourne City odds: 13/4 (4.25) – 22.0%

Sydney are the expected winners, according to the bookmakers, as the latter give coach Talay’s players a whopping 53.6% win probability at 17/20 (1.85). Sure, Sydney are the current Australian Cup winners, but we fancy Melbourne City’s odds, which are priced at 13/4 (4.25). According to those odds, we only seem to have a 22.0% chance for a Hearts win on the 24th of February, but we still have confidence Jamir Maclaren and his colleagues will succeed.

Sydney vs Melbourne City Lineups & Team News

Sydney

As we mentioned earlier in our Sydney vs Melbourne City predictions, coach Talay’s players scooped up the Australian Cup last year. However, this means nothing in games versus Hearts, where you have to be impeccable in order to get anything. Jack Rodwell and Aaron Gurd are injured and coach Talay will have to find solutions at the back sooner rather than later.

Predicted lineup – Redmayne (GK), Grant, Matthews, Girdwood-Reich, Courtney-Perkins, Brattan, Hollan, Mak, Lolley, Caceres & Gomes

Melbourne City

Hearts aren’t performing as consistently as they did last season, but still, coach Aurelio Vidmar rank 7th and have a chance of reaching the next stage of the campaign. The manager’s only worry is Arion Sulemani’s injury, but the youngster is a 3rd option for Melbourne City’s attack, so Vidmar should have no issues there.

Predicted lineup – Young (GK), Talbot, Souprayen, Good, Galloway, Ugarkovic, Jeggo, Tilio, Leckie, Maclaren & Nabbout

Player to Watch: Jamie Maclaren

Chief goalscorer Jamie Maclaren is the player to watch in our Sydney vs Melbourne City prediction, as he was by far the best player during the 2022/23 A-League campaign. The Australian finisher scooped the Top Goalscorer Award at the end of the campaign, and while he’s not exactly thriving this season, he still has seven goals to his name. If he manages to put on a show at Allianz Stadium, perhaps he will have a chance to defend his throne as the best goalscorer in the league.

Starting Lineups

Sydney FC

Sydney FC
4-2-3-1
27
Hayden Matthews
au
10
Joe Lolley
gb
4
Jordan Courtney-Perkins
au
8
Jake Max Gordwood-Reich
au
17
Anthony Caceres
au
9
Fabio
br
26
Luke Brattan
au
12
Corey Hollman
au
11
Robert Mak
sk
23
Rhyan Grant
au
1
Andrew Redmayne
au
Substitutes
22
Max Burgess
au
19
Mitchell Glasson
au
18
Matthew Angelo Scarcella
au
25
Jaiden Kucharski
au
28
Nathan Amanatidis
au
20
Adam Pavlesic
au
15
Gabriel Lacerda
br

Melbourne City

Melbourne City
4-3-3
25
Callum Talbot
au
23
Marco Tilio
au
14
Vicente Fernandez
cl
26
Samuel Souprayen
fr
7
Mathew Leckie
au
1
Jamie Young
gb
22
Curtis Good
au
8
James Jeggo
au
15
Andrew Nabbout
au
6
Steven Ugarkovic
au
9
Jamie MacLaren
au
Substitutes
4
Nuno Reis
pt
38
Harry Politidis
au
21
Alessandro Lopane
au
33
Patrick Beach
au
17
Terry Antonis
au
44
Marin Jakolis
hr
37
Max Caputo
au

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Sydney vs Melbourne City Prediction


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.