Melbourne City v Sydney FC Betting Tips
Graham Arnold showed the importance of treating the competition with due reverence last season when he led Sydney FC to the 2017 FFA Cup before going on to top the A-League at the end of the home and away season.
Sydney FC looked to be en route to a successful defence of the FFA Cup on Tuesday night when Adam Le Fondre levelled things up against Adelaide United. However, the Reds had other ideas and exacted revenge for last year’s final defeat with a 2-1 win.
Steve Corica cannot allow his players too much time to lick their cup final wounds though. He must ensure that they are ready to go back into battle on Friday night as they face Melbourne City with both teams looking to extend their unbeaten start to the league campaign.
Spoils Set to be Shared
Tuesday night’s defeat won’t just leave mental scars for the Sydney FC players. They’ll have to deal with the effects of fatigue even at this early stage of the season as Melbourne City will be doing all they can to win their first home match of their A-League campaign.
City’s two games to date have both been on the road. They kicked off with an impressive win in the Melbourne derby but were much less convincing when just about securing a point away to Central Coast Mariners last weekend.
Optimistic City fans will point out that it’s a mark of good teams to pick up points when not at their best while Riley McGree claims that there were positives to take out of the draw, especially in the second half.
McGree, like many of his teammates, believes that this could be a breakthrough year for Melbourne City. Their attack orientated team should be contesting the premiership but there are questions about whether such a young team can cope with the pressure of the playoffs.
Those young players have a chance to prove their resilience on Friday night as Melbourne City are looking to end a five match losing run against Sydney FC. That recent record has the home side as just the narrow favourites with the best Australian bookmakers, but we think this is too tight to call.
Therefore, a bet on the draw could well return nicely at a generous $3.40 with Unibet.
Goals to Flow in an Entertaining Clash
The draw looks the best betting option in the match result market but there is more than one way to approach this for your weekend A-League betting.
As well as making bad reading for Melbourne City, the recent matches between these two teams suggests that we’re in line for an entertaining match at AAMI Park. The last five matches between these two included 16 goals so a bet on over 2.5 goals looks a wise investment at $1.87 with Palmerbet.
Another safe looking betting option is both teams to score which is available at $1.70 with bet365.
Those of you looking for a bigger potential payout or a tasty option for one of the free bets or bonus cash offers on our site should consider the 2-2 draw at $13 with Neds.
We believe this is going to be a high scoring draw so that does look a very tempting price.
Melbourne City v Sydney FC Top Betting Tips
The draw at $3.40 with Unibet
Over 2.5 goals at $1.87 with Palmerbet
Both teams to score at $1.70 with bet365
2-2 correct score at $13 with Neds