Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 26/01/2023

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 26/01/2023
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Melbourne Victory - Sydney FC

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

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction for the A-League match

On the 26th of January, Melbourne Victory take on Sydney in a game that is going to have nail-biting action until the very end.

Sydney to win

To answer your question – yes, we are aware that Melbourne Victory are the bookies’ favorite to win this game. But we simply don’t know why. Sure, Melbourne Victory won the last two events but overall, it’s Sydney who have a massive head-to-head advantage with seven victories, one draw, and only two losses against this opponent.

Furthermore, two of Melbourne Victory’s key players, Nani and Chris Ikonomidis won’t partake in this event due to injuries and suspensions giving our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction way bigger chances to become a success.

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Over 2.5 goals

Some A-League rivalries are notoriously known for being somewhat dull affairs. Not the Melbourne Victory vs Sydney one, that’s for sure. Eight of the last 10 matches between these two classical Australian teams ended with over 2.5 goals and we’re certain that the game on the 26th of January will as well.

We got to see some sensational results in the past like the 6:1 Sydney win on the 12th of May, 2019, or the narrow 2:3 Melbourne Victory a couple of months ago. Perhaps we won’t get to see such an impressive game on Thursday but we feel confident that our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction won’t let you down.

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Melbourne Victory vs Sydney odds, head-to-heads, and info

Before you place your bet, make sure you’ve checked out the amazing Melbourne Victory vs Sydney odds in the next chart:

Head to Head

08/10/22

Australia A-League Australia

Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

2

3

07/05/22

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Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

1

4

25/01/22

Australia A-League Australia

Melbourne Victory

Sydney FC

2

2

19/05/21

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Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

2

0

27/04/21

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Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

1

0

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Sydney FC

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Sydney FC

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Western United FC

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Perth Glory

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Newcastle Jets

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Melbourne Victory odds: 31/20 (2.55) – 38.0%

Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 29.0%

Sydney odds: 91/50 (2.82) – 33.0%

At 31/20 (2.55) and a 38.0% chance to get the three points on Thursday, it seems that Melbourne Victory are in pole position to win this thing. However, the injury issues and the fact that coach Anthony Popovic’s boys are dead last turns our attention to the alluring odds for the visitors which currently stand at 91/50 (2.82). With a 33.0% chance of victory, we feel that Sydney’s fans will be the happier ones and that’s why our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction is so crucial for the betting man.

Predicted lineups, team news, and last result

Melbourne Victory

With three victories, two draws, and seven losses, Melbourne Victory don’t look up to par with the remaining A-League clubs. Anthony Popovic’s players will have to perform their hearts out in the remaining few games as the 3:1 loss against Perth Glory at Macedonia Park was a complete fiasco.

Predicted lineup – Acton (GK), Smith, Spiranovic, Bozinovski, Geria, Brillante, Broxham, Folami, Brimmer, Nishan Velupillay & Fornaroli

Sydney

Sure, Sydney are in 10th place in the A-League but this shouldn’t discourage you from relying on our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction. After all, the players have been underperforming hard this season. Even that narrow 1:0 Western United win on the 21st of January was as lucky as it can possibly get as Sydney were by far the better of the two teams on the pitch with their 16 shots and 56 % possession.

Predicted lineup – Redmayne (GK), Caballo, Wilkinson, Donachie, Grant, Caceres, Brattan, Burgess, Mak, le Fondre & Lolley

Starting lineups

Melbourne Victory

4-2-3-1
1
Matt Acton
au
2
Jason Geria
au
31
Matthew Bozinovski
au
21
Roderick Miranda
pt
3
Enrique Lopez Fernandez
es
8
Josh Brillante
au
6
Leigh Broxham
au
24
Nishan Velupillay
au
22
Jake Brimmer
au
11
Ben Folami
au
10
Bruno Fornaroli
au
Substitutes
26
Lleyton Brooks
au
28
William Wilson
au
29
Elizabeth Adams
au
9
Tomi Juric
au
16
Stefan Nigro
au
14
Jay Barnett
au
30
Ahmad Taleb
au

Sydney FC

4-3-3
1
Andrew Redmayne
au
23
Rhyan Grant
au
2
James Donachie
au
4
Alex Wilkinson
au
18
Diego Caballo
es
17
Anthony Caceres
au
26
Luke Brattan
au
22
Max Burgess
au
11
Robert Mak
sk
9
Adam Le Fondre
gb
10
Joe Lolley
gb
Substitutes
28
Jake Max Gordwood-Reich
au
12
Patrick Wood
au
20
Thomas Heward-Belle
au
16
Patrick Yazbek
au
21
Alex Parsons
au
8
Paulo Retre
au
29
Aaron Gurd
au

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

Player to watch: Andrew Redmayne

A key player on which our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction is based is Andrew Redmayne. Sydney’s number 1 has been rock-solid at the back. Sure, Sydney are frequently losing their matches but it’s certainly not Andrew Redmayne’s fault. He saved five shots in the Western United game a couple of days ago and he’ll certainly be the player to watch on Thursday.

A-League standings

A-League 22/23
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1

Melbourne City

10 8 1 1 16 25
2

Central Coast Mariners

11 6 1 4 10 19
3

Western Sydney Wanderers

11 5 3 3 4 18
4

Brisbane Roar

10 3 6 1 2 15
5

Adelaide United

11 4 3 4 -1 15
6

Wellington Phoenix

11 3 5 3 1 14
7

Macarthur FC

10 4 2 4 -2 14
8

Sydney FC

11 4 1 6 -3 13
9

Newcastle Jets

10 4 0 6 -8 12
10

Western United FC

11 3 2 6 -9 11
11

Melbourne Victory

10 3 1 6 -3 10
12

Perth Glory

10 3 1 6 -7 10

Interesting Melbourne Victory vs Sydney questions and answers:

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney Prediction

  • Are there any suspensions for this game? – Chris Ikonomidis received a red card in the 53rd minute of the game against Perth Glory and won’t partake in the Sydney FC game.
  • Are there any injuries? – Sydney FC have no injured players while Melbourne Victory’s key player, Nani, suffered a cruciate ligament rupture and is now out for a while giving our Melbourne Victory vs Sydney prediction a very solid chance of success.
  • Which is the more decorated team? – Sydney FC have seven major trophies. Melbourne Victory have six.