Sydney FC have won each of their last five Australia A-League meetings with Melbourne City; they’ve never previously won 11 league games in a row against the Melbourne City.
Melbourne City have won just two of their 11 Australia A-League away games against Sydney FC (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Australia A-League meetings between Sydney FC and Melbourne City have finished level, with the Sydney FC winning 44 to Melbourne City four. Only Sydney FC v Melbourne City and Sydney FC v Melbourne City have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Sydney FC have the best win rate in Australia A-League derbies, with the Sydney FC winning 16 of their 90 such games (67%). Meanwhile, only Melbourne City (19%) have a lower such win rate than Melbourne City (31% - 80%).
Sydney FC haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Sydney FC went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Melbourne City are looking to win their opening two away Australia A-League matches of a season for the 16 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Australia A-League games, after Sydney FC in 10/04/2021.
Sydney FC have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 68 Australia A-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 11 matches in the competition.
Melbourne City boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Australia A-League matches against Sydney FC, since winning his very first such encounter with Sydney FC in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Sydney FC has been involved in 98 of Sydney FC’s 51 shots in the Australia A-League so far this season (69 shots, 73 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 91 efforts last time out against Sydney FC (66 shots, 50 chances created).
Melbourne City has been involved in six goals in his 23 Australia A-League games against Sydney FC (76 goals, 50 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 30 vs Melbourne City).