MLC vs SYD Dream11: In a repeat of last season’s Grand Final, Melbourne City and Sydney lock horns once again in what should be another thrilling contest. Sydney prevailed last year as they defended their crown and they will now bid to become the first team in A-League history to make it three successive league wins. Melbourne on the other hand stand in their way as they attempt to clinch their maiden crown and having finished as minor premiers, they will be confident of success. Sydney failed to win either of the two matches between the pair this season with City winning one of their duels and the other ending in a stalemate and while they are capable of defending their title once again, it is Melbourne that can make home advantage count to complete a memorable season for them.
Date: 27 June, Sunday
Time: 12:35 PM (IST)
Venue: AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne
A League Table: Melbourne City are 1st in the A League standings, while Sydney FC are sitting in the 2nd place.
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Melbourne City – W-W-D-W-W
Sydney FC – W-W-W-W-W
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
MLC Wins- 02
SYD Wins– 02
Melbourne City News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Jamie Maclaren, Connor Metcalfe, and Curtis Good will likely remain in quarantine after their stints with the Socceroos and are unavailable for this game.
Expected changes and Strategy: Melbourne City FC will be boosted by the return of Adrian Luna and Marco Tilio in this clash.
Melbourne City Starting XI (Likely)
Sydney FC News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Michael Zullo, Trent Buhagiar, Chris Zuvela, Jordi Swibel, and Calum Nieuwenhof did not play a part for Sydney FC last week and might not be able to feature against Melbourne City.
Expected changes and Strategy: Andrew Redmayne, Rhyan Grant, and Ryan McGowan have featured for the Australian national team and will also be unavailable this weekend.
Sydney FC Starting XI (Likely)
Adam Le Fondre
Adam Le Fondre: Le Fondre has 4 goals and a total of 14 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 47.62%. He had a total of 1 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 19 key passes and he created a total of 7 chances.
Bobo: Bobo has 12 goals and a total of 25 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 48.45%. He had a total of 17 big chances. He has a total of 5 assists, 15 key passes and he created a total of 19 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Marco Tilio: Tilio has 2 goals and a total of 9 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.45%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 5 assists, 15 key passes and he created a total of chances.8
Defenders: King, Jamieson, Galloway
Midfielders: Luna, Brattan, Barbarouses, Atkinson
Attackers: Le Fondre, Tilio, Colakovski
While Melbourne City have had an undoubtedly strong season, we fear that they are not quite the same side without their spine of Maclaren, Metcalfe and Good, and again see them falling just short at this stage against Sydney. Corica’s men have hit form at the right time, coming into the game with six straight victories, and they should have enough to add to that and finish the season with their sixth A-League Championship. In our MLC vs SYD Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 1-0 win for Sydney in this match.