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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Predictions & Tips - City to claim another derby win in the A-League

  • Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City predictions for Sunday’s match
  • The game is being played at 7.05am BST at AAMI Park
  • I’m tipping City to win with value on over 3.5 goals
  • Melbourne City have won 5 of their last 7 A-League matches
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Melbourne City have won their last three matches against Melbourne Victory (Getty Images)
Athos Sirianos 04 Jun 2021
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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Predictions 


This fixture has seen plenty of goals in recent meetings. City have a strong record against the Victory, who have lost five of their last six matches. 

I’m tipping City to win and over 3.5 goals.

  • Melbourne Victory have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne Victory have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 2 matches against City (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have won 5 of their last 7 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have seen over 3.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have won 5 of their last 6 matches at AAMI Park (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have won their last 3 matches against Melbourne Victory (A-League).

Head to Head


Both sides have won 13 matches each in the head-to-head with eight draws in 32 encounters. 

A five goal haul from striker Jamie Maclaren saw City record a 7-0 thumping of their rivals in their last meeting.

Melbourne Victory Form


Melbourne Victory sit one point off the bottom of the table with one match remaining. 

The Victory put up a spirited performance against reigning champions Sydney FC but suffered their third loss to the Sky Blues this season in a 2-0 defeat. 

A return home to face Adelaide followed, with the Reds escaping with a narrow 1-0 win. Victory forward Elvis Kamsoba had several chances to equalise throughout the match, after Adelaide scored just before half-time.

The four-time champions finally tasted a win after seven matches, when they defeated Western United 6-1.  The Victory jumped out to a 4-0 lead at half-time with Kamsoba netting a brace while forwards Rudy Gestede and Jake Brimmer also scored.

Melbourne Victory Injuries & Team News


Winger Marco Rojas is a chance to return after a lengthy stint on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.

Melbourne City Form


The newly crowned premiers have not missed a beat since claiming their inaugural league trophy. 

They were forced to share the points at home with Wellington in a thrilling 2-2 draw. After falling behind, Japanese midfielder Naoki Tsubaki equalised before striker Jamie Maclaren added a second midway through the second half. 

City then clinched the premiership in a 1-0 win over Central Coast. A 59th minute goal from ex-Bolton winger Craig Noone proved to be the difference as City withstood several late charges from their opposition. 

With the premiership clinched, City rested several players for their trip to Brisbane. The inexperienced side went down 3-0 away from home, with City conceding two penalties in the match. 

Their match against Newcastle was postponed due to Victoria entering another lockdown. 

Melbourne City Injuries & Team News


City will be without star striker Jamie Maclaren, defender Curtis Good and goalkeeper Tom Glover who will all be out on international duty.

These players will also miss the upcoming finals series.

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Verdict

City have dominated both the league and the derby this season. Melbourne Victory’s record across the board has been poor and could finish the season bottom.
 
I’m tipping City to win with value on over 3.5 goals.

Best Bet: Melbourne City Win Full Time Result @-126.58 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @132.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: City Win 3-1 Correct Score @1050.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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