The ‘Big Blue’ is one of the most anticipated battles in the Hyundai A-League, and come this Friday, April 13, Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory will play out another must see contest in this cracking rivalry.
In addition to being one of the best match-ups on the A-League calendar, this game will have a huge impact on the make-up of the ladder for the Finals next week, and you can watch every minute of the action on a standard or HD TV, or stream the match live with a Free Trial.
Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC Preview
The ‘Big Blue’ goes back to the inaugural season of the A-League in 2005/06 when the clubs played on three occasions, with each side winning once and the third ending in a draw. Since then, the teams have been very close when it comes to the regular season, with Sydney FC winning on eleven occasions compared to the nine wins produced by Melbourne. They have played each other in three Grand Finals, the latest coming last season when FC beat Victory in a thrilling penalty shoot out to cap off a near perfect season.
Sydney FC produced the most dominant season of any side in A-League history last year. They set the record for most wins, most points and fewest goals conceded. They haven’t been quite as dominant this year as last, but still hold top spot and will host it no matter the outcome this Friday, but coach Graham Arnold will want his side to make a big statement in this huge clash leading up to the Finals in the last week.
This Finals Series will be all about redemption and revenge for the Melbourne Victory, starting in this clash. It was clear to see how much that Grand Final loss hurt the side last year and that anger had spurred them on to be one of the form sides of the pre-season, but that didn’t translate to the regular season, with some real dips in form at certain stages. But in saying that, they will guarantee themselves a top four berth and could climb to third with a win here and if arch rivals Melbourne City lose.
A League Live TV Times
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Friday 13 April at 7.50 PM (Fox Sports)
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City
Saturday 14 April at 5.35 PM (Fox Sports)
Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets
Saturday 14 April at 7.50 PM (One/Fox Sports)
Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar
Saturday 14 April at 10.00 PM (One/Fox Sports)
Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United
Sunday 15 April at 5.00 PM (Fox Sports)
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Melb Victory v Sydney FC Free to Air may not be available in all locations.
A League Live Streaming and a Free Trial
The Big Blue on Free to Air TV may not be available in all locations, but Fox Sports 4 will provide ad-break free LIVE coverage of this exciting A League event, including full match replays for those who may have missed out.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s 2 weeks Free live TV offer, which will televise every game of the A League live online*, as well as offering live Melb Victory v Sydney FC streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
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