Victory can make it five in a row at the Etihad in the Melbourne derby.
Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City - Saturday 09:50, BT Sport 1
Victory were very much on top in the early stages at Brisbane on the opening day of the season and a red card for the hosts allowed them to take a deserved lead on 83 minutes, only for Roar to net a late equaliser. City, meanwhile, also saw a man sent off in Wellington but they were able to hold on to their 1-0 lead for the last half hour.
Despite struggling in their title defence last term, it was mainly on the road that Victory were poor as they lost half their away games, but it was only the champions Adelaide who beat them at home. They beat City 3-2 in this fixture last term at the Etihad Stadium to go with the three victories they managed there in the 2014/15 derbies as they managed to net at least three times in all four of these games.
City weren’t the strongest travellers themselves last term as they had a W5-D3-L6 record on the road, with the defence the main problem as they managed just two clean sheets, conceding more than once in eight of these 14 matches. Since Victory were able to dominate at Brisbane before that red card, we expect them to be even better at home and are siding with them to win and make it five in a row at the Etihad in the derby.