Saturday, 25 February, 2023. 09:00 am
Saturday's match in the Australian Football League (A-League) between leaders Melbourne City and sixth-placed Sydney will take place at the AAMI Park. Expert betting tips and odds are provided below.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Melbourne City FC (DDWWL)
Last weekend's upset loss to rivals Melbourne Victory rocked Melbourne City, who were in a far better position in the standings.
Even though Matthew Leckie scored twice for the losing team, the current leaders of the A-League were unable to come out on top in the five-goal thriller that they played. The final score was 3-2.
The defeat made it possible for the clubs below them to make up ground, but Melbourne City are still seven points ahead of their closest challengers despite the gap that was opened.
The Hearts have only suffered two defeats so far this season, and the most recent one kicked off a fine run of form for them that they will be aiming to replicate this time around. The Hearts have only lost twice so far this season.
Melbourne City's only other defeat this season came in the reversal matchup against Sydney FC, so they'll be out for payback.
Raphael Borges Rodrigues and James Nieuwenhuizen are both now representing Australia on the international stage with the Under 20s team. So, it’s a great loss for them.
Sydney FC (LWWWD)
The fact that the league's current leaders had previously been defeated by the opposing team will instil the away team with a great deal of self-assurance that they are capable of achieving the same result once again.
Although Sydney FC is 10 points behind its competitors, they are coming into this match having gone four games without suffering a defeat, which is something that should only help strengthen their self-belief.
Alex Parsons scored an equalizer for the Sky Blues in the 94th minute of their most recent match, and it was only because of his goal that they were able to keep their recent unbeaten streak intact and gain a point.
Jake Girdwood-Reich and Adrian Segecic have both been called up to play for the Australia Under 20s squad, which means that they will not be available to play for Sydney FC. This is a similar situation to the one that their opponents are facing.
Expert Betting Tips
This season in the Australian Football League (A-League), Melbourne has the greatest offensive and defensive record, having scored 39 goals in 16 games while only allowing 17 goals against. With the pressure on them, the defense may likely find it hard to do without cards.
Mathew Leckie, who has been with Adelaide United since his youth and makes regular appearances on the left wing, made his professional debut in the 2009–10 season and has scored six goals in sixteen league games thus far this A-League 2022–2023 campaign.