Our prediction for this A League match:
Melbourne City will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Newcastle Jets when they host Sydney FC at their ANZ Stadium. Erick Mombaerts’ troops are eyeing their eighth home win of the season, but the game against Sydney FC will be anything but a walk in the park for them. A man to watch in the home team will be Jamie MacLaren, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Sydney FC, on the other hand, restarted the season with a 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix, but they failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle Jets at the weekend. The Sky Blues aim to cement top position in the standings, but seeing that Melbourne are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Sydney defender Rhyan Grant misses the game with a serious knee injury.