Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Preview

After another late slip up last week against Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City face a tough challenge at home against Sydney FC.

It was the same old story for Melbourne City last week, leading 2-1 until the Mariners converted the last chance of the game to secure a 2-2 draw in stoppage time. Aaron Mooy returns for Melbourne City, but even with his addition it’s hard to be optimistic about Melbourne City. It’s all been covered before, and unless a major change happens it’s going to be a tough season for Melbourne.

Sydney FC come into this game off the back of a couple of scoreless draws, but those games were against two of the other top teams this season in Victory and Adelaide United. Hard to see Sydney not getting back to their winning ways tonight. Their defence should be too strong, and they should be able to do enough to score against the shaky Melbourne defence.

Line ups
Melbourne City Squad:
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
3.Robbie WIELAERT
5.Erik PAARTALU
6.Aaron MOOY
7.Iain RAMSAY
11.Damien DUFF
14.James BROWN
15.David WILLIAMS
17.Jason HOFFMAN
18.Paulo RETRE
19.Ben GARUCCIO
20.Tando VELAPHI (GK)
23.Mate DUGANDZIC
24.Patrick KISNORBO (C)
25.Jacob MELLING
26.Marc MARINO
27.Ross ARCHIBALD
28.Liam MILLER
two to be omitted

Ins:
6.Aaron MOOY (returns from international duty)
19.Ben GARUCCIO (promoted)

Outs:
Nil

Sydney FC squad:
1.Ivan NECEVSKI (GK)
2.Sebastian RYALL
3.Sasa OGNENOVSKI
4.Pedj BOJIC
6.Nikola PETKOVIC
8.Milos DIMITRIJEVIC
9.Shane SMELTZ
11.Bernie IBINI
12.Hagi GLIGOR
13.Christopher NAUMOFF
14.Alex BROSQUE (C)
16.Alex GERSBACH
17.Terry ANTONIS
18.Peter TRIANTIS
19.Nick CARLE
20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (GK)
21.Mark JANKO
22.Ali ABBAS
two to be omitted

Ins:
21.Mark JANKO (return from international duty)
17.Terry ANTONIS (returns from international duty)

Outs:
Nil

Prediction
Sydney FC should be too good for Melbourne City today. City will struggle to score so we have this down as 1-0 for Sydney.

Betting Odds
Melbourne City are the favourites today, paying $2.40. Sydney FC look good value at $2.80 and the draw is paying $3.35.

Match Details
Who: Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
When: 7:30 PM, Saturday 22nd October 2014
Where: AAMI Park