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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Tips - Bruno the difference in derby

jeremy-darke
03 Apr 2024
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  • Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City tips
  • Bruno Fornaroli, currently in top form, set to be the key player in the match
  • Victory’s strong defensive performance this season a significant factor in the prediction 
  • Preview, stats, head-to-head, team news & more
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Bruno Fornaroli has foundhis form again for the Victory. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Tips


AAMI Park will be brought to life when the Melbourne derby comes around for the third time this season with fans from either team hoping for another result other than the disappointing 0-0 draws that they have seen in both matches this season.
  • Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Melbourne Victory Form & Team News
  • Melbourne City Form & Team News
  • Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Frequently Asked Questions

Both Melbourne teams have not been at their best over the last couple of months but it will be the Victory that will get the better of their crosstown rival with Bruno Fornaroli being the difference in this match. The Socceroos striker has found his form again finally after a real lull after returning from the Asian Cup and he will break this game, while City continue to struggle at the other end of the pitch.

Besides a surprise 7-0 drubbing of Western Sydney, city have scored just 4 goals in their previous 7 matches and have been held scoreless in 3 of those games. The Victory have been fairly consistent defensively this season and will once again contain the city attack as they have in their first two games this season.

I will be on a win for the Victory and Bruno Fornaroli to score anytime and win it for Melbourne.

  • City has been held scoreless in 3 of their past 7 games.
  • Melbourne has scored 2 goals in each of their past 4 matches.
  • Bruno Fornaroli has 4 goals in his past 3 games for the Victory.

Head to Head 


Previous Results
17 Feb 24AMelbourne Victory0v0Melbourne CityH
23 Dec 23AMelbourne Victory0v0Melbourne CityH
05 Apr 23AMelbourne Victory1v2Melbourne CityH
18 Feb 23HMelbourne Victory3v2Melbourne CityA
22 October 22HMelbourne Victory0v2Melbourne CityA
9 Apr 22HMelbourne Victory3v0Melbourne CityA

Melbourne Victory Form & Team News


The Victory have strung together three positive results since losing two straight for the first time this season at the beginning of March. Two 2-1 wins over Adelaide and Perth with a 2-all draw in the middle with Western United has the Victory holding firmly in third on the ladder.

The positive news out of Melbourne and a danger for the rest of the league is that socceroos striker Bruno Fornaroli has began to find his touch again with 4 goals and an assist in his last 3 games for the Victory and is back in command with a 2-goal lead in the race for the Golden Boot with 19 goals this season.

Melbourne City Form & Team News


Tolgay Arslan gave Melbourne City a 1-0 lead against the second-placed Mariners on Tuesday, however, they let that lead slip quickly giving away a penalty that Angel Torres made no mistake on. They then had their hearts broken with a 93rd minute match winner from Max Balard. 

The 2-1 loss to the Central Coast followed a poor performance on the weekend from City where they drew with Newcastle 0-0 after having 65 percent of the possession and putting 9 shots on target with no result. 

Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Frequently Asked Questions

What time does Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City start?

Kickoff between Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City is at 7:45 PM AEDT, Saturday, April 6

What channel is Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City on?

You can watch Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City on Paramount+.

Verdict

Bruno Fornaroli will score and lead the Victory to their derby win.
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