Sydney and Melbourne City spectators can't wait for A-League clash at Leichhardt Oval

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 07:05 (UTC)
Venue: Leichhardt Oval (7500 seats)

Sydney will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 5 points behind Melbourne City.

Insights:
  • Sydney have the fewest conceded goals (13) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the most scored goals (30) in A-League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

It's quite the trip for Melbourne City when visiting Sydney as the cities are 800 kilometers apart.

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Sydney form and stats

Sydney, who have the fewest conceded goals (13) in A-League, have played 7 A-League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-2-2 (wins-draws-losses). Two home wins in a row for Sydney bring valid hopes of a third.

Happy days for Sydney in their previous game, a A-League match away at Melbourne Victory (placed 12th) that ended with a 3-0 victory. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Adelaide United (0-1).

Sydney has scored 7 league goals at home this season, in 7 matches. From these home matches, Sydney have conceded only 6 goals.

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Melbourne City form and stats

Playing away, Melbourne City, who have the most scored goals (30) in A-League, have won 4 games, drawn 0 and suffered 4 defeats in the A-League this season.

It's the second away game in a row for Melbourne City, but there's smiles all around after the 3-2 victory versus Wellington Phoenix (placed 10th) in the A-League last time out. Prior to that match, the Melbourne manager P. Kisnorbo faced defeat when travelling to Western United and losing 1-2.

Marco Tilio came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Wellington Phoenix last time out, making the manager P. Kisnorbo feel like a tactical genius.

Melbourne City has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 15 goals from 8 games. Melbourne have conceded 10 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Melbourne City - Sydney 3-2 played earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: seven - zero - three (Sydney wins - draws - Melbourne City wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Melbourne CityJ. MacLaren
J. MacLaren
13 goals
Melbourne CityC. Noone
C. Noone
5 goals
SydneyK. Barbarouses
K. Barbarouses
4 goals

Sydney missing players

Melbourne City missing players

Sydney Melbourne City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
14 7 2 Played P 3 8 14
6 3 0 Won W 2 4 9
4 2 0 Drew D 0 0 0
4 2 2 Lost L 1 4 5
19 7 0 Scored S 4 15 30
13 6 3 Conceded C 2 10 17
93% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
79% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 75% 86%
43% 29% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 64%
7% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 43%
7% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 38% 36%
50% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 33% 38% 50%
29% 29% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 38% 36%
29% 43% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 14%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.3 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.9 1.7
1 1 1 Red cards R C 1 3 3
 
14.8 14.9 14.5 Shots (avg) S ( 18.3 16.1 17.5
5.1 4.7 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 5.4 5.9
27% 21% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 35% 37%
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Melbourne City have scored at least twice as many goals away as Sydney have scored home.
  • Melbourne City have the most scored goals (30) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the most scored goals in the first half (16) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the the best goal difference (+13) in A-League
  • Melbourne City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sydney have the fewest conceded goals (13) in A-League
  • Sydney have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in A-League
  • Sydney have the fewest scored goals in the first half (4) in A-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Central Coast Mariners 16 9 3 4 27 19 9 5 2 2 15 11 7 4 1 2 12 8 8 30
2 Melbourne City 14 9 0 5 30 17 6 5 0 1 15 7 8 4 0 4 15 10 13 27
3 Macarthur 15 8 2 5 19 19 7 3 2 2 11 9 8 5 0 3 8 10 0 26
4 Adelaide United 14 8 1 5 25 23 6 5 0 1 10 5 8 3 1 4 15 18 2 25
5 Western Sydney Wanderers 16 6 6 4 25 23 8 3 2 3 14 12 8 3 4 1 11 11 2 24
6 Sydney 14 6 4 4 19 13 7 3 2 2 7 6 7 3 2 2 12 7 6 22
7 Western United 13 6 2 5 21 19 7 4 2 1 12 7 6 2 0 4 9 12 2 20
8 Brisbane Roar 13 4 5 4 17 15 7 2 3 2 10 8 6 2 2 2 7 7 2 17
9 Perth Glory 13 5 2 6 24 27 5 3 1 1 12 8 8 2 1 5 12 19 -3 17
10 Wellington Phoenix 15 4 3 8 23 24 9 2 2 5 14 14 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1 15
11 Newcastle Jets 15 3 2 10 12 22 7 1 0 6 5 13 8 2 2 4 7 9 -10 11
12 Melbourne Victory 14 2 2 10 13 34 8 2 0 6 9 21 6 0 2 4 4 13 -21 8

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.