MLV vs MLC Dream11: After a tough campaign, Melbourne Victory could end the season on a real high as they take on rivals Melbourne City. Victory ended a five-match losing streak in emphatic fashion last time out as they thrashed Western United 1-6 but they face a tough task against minor premiers City. They have topped the ladder in fairly comfortable fashion despite losing to Brisbane Roar last time out. They will want to get back to winning ways before the finals and they should be able to put that disappointing loss behind them by coming out on top in this one.
Date: 6 June, Sunday
Time: 11:35 AM (IST)
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
A League Table: Melbourne Victory are 11th in the A League standings, while Melbourne City are sitting in the 1st place.
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Melbourne Victory – W-L-L-L-L
Melbourne City – W-L-D-L-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
MLV Wins- 01
MLC Wins– 03
Melbourne Victory News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Marco Rojas, Birkan Kirdar, and Brandon Lauton are injured and have been ruled out of this game.
Expected changes and Strategy: Nick Ansell and Robbie Kruse have made progress with their recovery and might feature at some point of the match.
Melbourne Victory Starting XI (Likely)
Melbourne City News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Andrew Nabbout and Nathaniel Atkinson are injured at the moment and have been ruled out of this fixture.
Expected changes and Strategy: Aiden O’Neill has recovered from his knock and is available for selection.
Melbourne City Starting XI (Likely)
Jamie Maclaren: Maclaren has 24 goals and a total of 47 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 35.62%. He had a total of 25 big chances. He has a total of 5 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 26 chances.
Rudy Gestede: Gestede has 5 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25.45%. He had a total of 6 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 5 key passes and he created a total of 8 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Craig Noone: Noone has 6 goals and a total of 21 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 28.40%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
Defenders: Jamieson, Griffiths, Traore
Midfielders: Noone, Butterfield, Brimmer, O’Neill
Attackers: Maclaren, Gestede, Metcalfe
While this game may seem like a certain Melbourne City win on the surface, there is reason to believe that Melbourne Victory could snatch a result on Sunday. They should feel renewed after breaking a long losing run, while the visitors may slightly take their foot of the gas knowing their playoff spot is secured, meanwhile the loss of key players down the middle of the pitch will undoubtedly be a major blow. In our MLV vs MLC Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 1-1 draw in this match.