MLC vs SYW Dream11: Melbourne City made it five-straight wins in the Australian A-League with a 2-0 victory at home to the current leaders Central Coast Mariners as a change at the top of the ladder seems imminent. Two of the candidates for future league-leaders meet on Friday night in excellent form after Western Sydney Wanderers made it three wins from three themselves in an assured 3-0 result over Perth Glory last Friday. The hosts look in pole position for this one, though, considering their more impressive streak and their two games in-hand over most teams at the top. Both sides have been scoring copiously over the last few weeks, so it could be worth opting to ignore a result.
Date: 26 March, Friday
Time: 1:35 PM (IST)
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
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Melbourne City – W-W-W-W-W
Western Sydney Wanderers – W-W-W-L-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
MLC Wins- 00
SYW Wins– 03
Melbourne City News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Andrew Nabbout has recovered from his hamstring injury and will be included in the squad for the game against Central Coast Mariners. Aiden O’Neill remains ruled out with a back injury, however, and will not be included in the squad.
Expected changes and Strategy: Adrian Luna expected to return to the starting lineup in Nuno Reis’ absence.
Melbourne City Starting XI (Likely)
Western Sydney Wanderers News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Tass Mourdoukoutas and Vedran Janjetovic are currently injured and have been ruled out of this fixture.
Expected changes and Strategy: Dylan McGowan has made progress with his recovery and will be available against Melbourne City.
Western Sydney Wanderers Starting XI (Likely)
MLC vs SYW Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Jamie Maclaren: Maclaren has 11 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 44.29%. He had a total of 13 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 16 chances.
Bernie Ibini-Isei: Ibini-Isei has 1 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 27.43%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 8 key passes and he created a total of 13 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Craig Noone: Noone has 2 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.69%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 11 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 13 chances.
Defenders: Atkinson, Good, Gordon, McGowan
Midfielders: Luna, Noone, Troisi
Attackers: Nabbout, Maclaren, Ibini-Isei
With both sides coming into this game with confidence and momentum in abundance, it could quite easily go either way, but we are leaning towards a victory for the hosts. With five consecutive wins under their belts, and the top spot firmly in their sights, the Sky Blues could pick up the most important win of their season so far on Friday, and we predict them to secure that victory narrowly thanks to the clinical form of Maclaren in attack. In our MLC vs SYW Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for the home side in this match.