A-League In Focus – Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory Preview

When? Friday 2nd March, 08:50 (UK)

Where? AAMI Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne City & Melbourne Victory - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MCITY2218

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Last five meetings: Melbourne City W2, Melbourne Victory W3
A-League meetings: Melbourne City W8, Melbourne Victory W11, D5


Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Atkinson, Jakobsen, Delbridge, Jamieson; Bozanic, Brattan; Fitzgerald, Vidosic, Arzani; Budzinski

Unavailable: La Rocca (Out of favour), Tongyik (Out of favour), Cavallo (Injured), Malik (Injured), Schenkeveld (Suspended)



Predicted line-up: Thomas; Geria, Deng, Williams, Broxham; Valeri, Antonis; Barbarouses, Troisi, George; Berisha



Friday offers up the latest instalment in the ongoing Melbourne rivalry between City and Victory. Third plays host to fourth and although Kevin Muscat’s side will not be able to leapfrog their cross-town rivals with a win this weekend, they can at least lay claim to local bragging rights. Warren Joyce’s City side have lost their last two league outings and will look to return to winning ways against their nearest rivals. The form book goes out the window on occasions such as this, so a draw could be the most likely outcome.

The last five Melbourne derbies have seen a winner, so you must go back to February 2016 for the last time it ended up with honours even. AAMI Park was the setting as the two clubs played out a frenetic 2-2 draw, one that also saw City end the game with 10 men. Anthony Caceres was given his marching orders 11 minutes from time as both sides had to make do with just a point.