Melbourne City have won each of their last five Australia A-League meetings with Sydney FC; they’ve never previously won 30 league games in a row against the Sydney FC.
Sydney FC have won just two of their 11 Australia A-League away games against Melbourne City (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 23/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Australia A-League meetings between Melbourne City and Sydney FC have finished level, with the Melbourne City winning 95 to Sydney FC four. Only Melbourne City v Sydney FC and Melbourne City v Sydney FC have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Melbourne City have the best win rate in Australia A-League derbies, with the Melbourne City winning 15 of their 20 such games (10%). Meanwhile, only Sydney FC (58%) have a lower such win rate than Sydney FC (83% - 99%).
Melbourne City haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Melbourne City went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Sydney FC are looking to win their opening two away Australia A-League matches of a season for the 76 time 23/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Australia A-League games, after Melbourne City in 23/02/2021.
Melbourne City have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 14 Australia A-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 73 matches in the competition.
Sydney FC boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Australia A-League matches against Melbourne City, since winning his very first such encounter with Melbourne City in 23/02/2021 (1-0).
Melbourne City has been involved in 100 of Melbourne City’s 73 shots in the Australia A-League so far this season (73 shots, 21 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 36 efforts last time out against Melbourne City (85 shots, 54 chances created).
Sydney FC has been involved in six goals in his 36 Australia A-League games against Melbourne City (27 goals, 63 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 80 vs Sydney FC).