Sydney Fc v Melbourne Soccer Betting Tips

Published: 20.11.2018

The “Big Blue”, the A-League’s biggest rivalry, resumes this weekend when Sydney FC host Melbourne Victory at Jubilee Oval on Sunday afternoon in the pick of the week 5 matches. Sydney are sitting 2nd on the table with 8 points from their 4 games, while Victory are sitting 4th with 6 points from their 4 matches.

Old A-League Rivalry, New Soccer Ground

This will be Sydney’s first home match at Jubilee – also known as Kogarah Oval and home of the NRL’s St George Illawarra Dragons. The Sky Blues are using Jubilee while their usual home ground, the Sydney Football Stadium, is being rebuilt. Sydney lead 15-14 head-to-head with 17 draws. Incredibly, Sydney won all 3 home-and-away matches last season on their way to finishing on top of the A-League ladder. But it was all for nothing as Victory defeated Sydney FC 3-2 after extra time in their semi-final clash at the Sydney Football Stadium. Victory then went on to win their 4th championship and give them bragging rights over Sydney, who have won 3.

With both sides in good form coming into this match, all eyes will again be on the Big Blue. Sydney will start the favourites, with bet365 offering the best betting odds of 2.00. Victory go in as underdogs, with Neds offering the most attractive online betting odds of 3.75. These sides haven’t played in a draw in the regular season since February 2016, and Madbookie are offering odds of 3.60 for this one to end in a deadlock.

The A-League returns to action following a week off for international fixtures. In Week 4, Sydney were denied a win and a share of top spot after a late goal from Newcastle’s Nick Cowburn cancelled out Alex Brosque’s 20th-minute goal. Victory thrashed Central Coast 4-1, with Keisuke Honda, James Troisi, Corey Brown, and Joshua Hope all getting on the scoreboard. Unibet is offering attractive odds on goal markets this Sunday, including 1.74 on both teams scoring and 1.90 on over 2.5 goals total.

 

Other A-League Online Betting Tips

 On Friday night, 5th-placed Western Sydney Wanderers host 9th-placed Newcastle Jets. Wanderers are an attractive 2.20 at bet365 in what will be a live streaming match for active customers who have placed a bet on the match or on any other event in the previous 24 hours.

On Saturday, Wellington Phoenix (7th) host Adelaide United (6th) and Brisbane Roar (8th) host Melbourne City (3rd). The away teams will start favourites with the online bookies in both games, with Neds offering 2.00 on Adelaide and 2.25 on Melbourne City. Phoenix have only scored twice this year, and Neds are offering 3.75 on Adelaide beating them to nil.

On Sunday, the day’s action kicks of with the Big Blue, followed by top-of-the-table Perth Glory against bottom side Central Coast Mariners. Unibet are offering 7.00 for Glory to win 2-0 or 11.00 for them to win 3-1.