Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 01 August 2020

Melbourne City and Sydney to produce goals in top-table clash

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Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
01 August 1700hrs
Football – Australia – A-League
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 1.77 odds taken 1521 GMT, Friday 31 July

Saturday also sees a top two clash in the Australian A-League as 2nd placed Melbourne City play host to runaway A-League leaders, Sydney FC, as the betting tips continue at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

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Melbourne City Preview – Can Melbourne City open up gap?

Saturday’s hosts (on paper), Melbourne City, will be looking to make a swift return to winning ways this weekend but they’ll be up against the runaway leaders of the A-League, Sydney FC, who hold a commanding 11-point lead over Melbourne City.

2nd placed Melbourne City had previously put together a decent four-match run without a defeat in the A-League by recording wins against Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners, while at home, City possess a six-match stretch without a defeat amidst a record of 7-2-2 18/13.

This unbeaten run at home includes winning four of their last six matches as well as also featuring quite a few goals with seven of City’s 11 home matches resulting in over 2.5 goals – forward MacLaren (18 goals) looks to be the greatest threat up front for Melbourne City.

Our betting suggestion:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1521 GMT, Friday 31 July



Sydney FC Preview – Can Sydney revert back to normality?

A disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Newcastle Jets last time out in the A-League handed the domestic top flight’s runaway leaders only their third defeat of this campaign as the visitors look to bounce back with a win over this 2nd placed Melbourne City outfit.

Two of Sydney’s three defeats so far this season have been inflicted upon Steve Corica’s side at home, but they’ve lost just once on the road all season amidst an overall away record which stands at 7-2-1 23/9.

The bigger picture shows that Sydney FC have performed in steady fashion away from home for some time as the visitors have not only suffered just two defeats out of their previous 19 matches overall, but are also unbeaten in their last eight matches on the road.

In addition, seven of Sydney’s 10 away matches to date have seen over 2.5 goals scored.


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Melbourne City vs Sydney FC


Key Facts – Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Tip

  • Melbourne City are unbeaten in their last 6 matches at home
  • 7 of City’s 11 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • 7 of Sydney’s 10 away matches to date have seen over 2.5 goals scored


4 of the previous 6 meetings between these two sides have produced over 2.5 goals and this trend may well continue on Saturday.


The best betting odds for Melbourne City vs Sydney FC

Melb. City to win: 2.42 at Marathonbet
Draw: 3.64 at Marathonbet
Sydney to win: 2.77 at Marathonbet