Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 26/01/2024

Melbourne Victory
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Melbourne Victory - Sydney FC

Australia A-League - Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

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

Free Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Betting Tips

We are happy to announce that the Melbourne Victory vs Sydney head-to-head will be played as scheduled on the 26th of January at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Will the home-field advantage help the Boys in Blue avoid defeat? Find out the answer in our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney predictions.

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1-1 Draw

  • No other A-League team has as many draws as the Boys in Blue this season, as they shared the spoils on seven occasions.
  • Three of those four draws had 1-1 on the scoreboard.
  • Melbourne Victory remain unbeaten this season, which surely benefits our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction.

BTTS

  • Melbourne Victory have the 2nd-best attacking record in the league, with 26 goals scored this season.
  • Four of Sydney’s last five A-League matches resulted in goals galore.
  • Four of the last seven Melbourne Victory vs Sydney head-to-heads had both teams score at least once.

Exclusive Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Odds & Stats

Check out the following graphics, as they contain valuable information regarding the Melbourne Victory vs Sydney head-to-head statistics & match facts.

Head to Head

16/12/23

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

3

0

21/10/23

Australia A-League Australia

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0

2

04/03/23

Australia A-League Australia

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

1

0

26/01/23

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

2

08/10/22

Australia A-League Australia

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

3

Last Five - Melbourne Victory

18/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

1

2

W

12/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0

0

D

05/05/24

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

1 (2)

1 (3)

W

27/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

4

3

L

20/04/24

Australia A-League Australia

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0

0

D

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

Melbourne Victory odds: 61/50 (2.22) – 44.7%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.3%

Sydney odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 29.0%

It’s not surprising that Melbourne Victory are the expected winners this week, with a 44.7% win probability at 61/50 (2.22). After all, the Boys in Blue haven’t lost a single game this season. Moreover, Sydney’s odds at 2/1 (3.00) imply a 29.0% likelihood. It’s interesting that a 1-1 draw at 11/4 (4.25) has a solid 25.23% likelihood of success. Melbourne Victory already recorded seven draws this season, so it’s very likely that the match will result in a 1-1 tie.

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Lineups & Team News

Melbourne Victory

Seeing as Melbourne Victory have the 2nd-best attacking record in the league, we believe they will do just fine against Sydney even without goalscorer-in-chief Fornaroli. Another plus in favor of our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction is the fact that coach Anthony Popovic’s boys have yet to lose a game this season.

Predicted lineup – Izzo (GK), Traore, Roderick, Da Silva, Geria, Brimmer, Marchan, Velupillay, Machach, Arzani & Oikonomidis

Sydney

The 2023 Australian Cup winners completely deserved their 4-0 win over Newcastle Jets last week. After all, coach Ufuk Talay’s boys had a massive 68.0% possession and 22 shots at target, which was four times as many as Newcastle Jets were able to produce.

Predicted lineup – Redmayne (GK), Grant, Girdwood-Reich, Lacerda, Courtney-Perkins, Hollman, Brattan, Lolley, Caceres, Burgess & Wood

Player to Watch: Zinedine Machach

Seeing as chief goalscorer Bruno Fornaroli got called up for international duty for Australia, it’s up to Zinedine Machach to be the difference-maker for coach Popovic. The manager will surely have a suitable replacement for Fornaroli, but all eyes will be on Zinedine, as he’s the 2nd-best finisher at Anthony Popovic’s disposal.

Zinedine Machach bagged four goals this season, whilst also supplying teammates with three valuable assists. He deserves to be among the starters for the home team and he’s rightfully singled out in our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction.

Starting Lineups

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory
4-2-3-1
22
Jake Brimmer
au
25
Ryan Teague
au
19
Daniel Arzani
au
8
Zinedine Machach
fr
2
Jason Geria
au
11
Ben Folami
au
20
Paul Izzo
au
3
Adam Traore
ci
17
Nishan Velupillay
lk
21
Roderick Miranda
pt
5
Damien Da Silva
fr
Substitutes
27
Jordi Valadon
au
23
Salim Khelifi
ch
28
Franco Lino
au
7
Christopher Ikonomidis
au
4
Rai Marchan
es
40
Christian Siciliano
au
14
Connor Chapman
au

Sydney FC

Sydney FC
4-2-3-1
13
Patrick Wood
au
8
Jake Max Gordwood-Reich
au
4
Jordan Courtney-Perkins
au
12
Corey Hollman
au
15
Gabriel Lacerda
br
1
Andrew Redmayne
au
23
Rhyan Grant
au
26
Luke Brattan
au
17
Anthony Caceres
au
10
Joe Lolley
gb
22
Max Burgess
au
Substitutes
20
Adam Pavlesic
au
18
Matthew Angelo Scarcella
au
9
Fabio
br
11
Robert Mak
sk
25
Jaiden Kucharski
au
19
Mitchell Glasson
au
27
Hayden Matthews
au

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


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.