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  • Melbourne Victory have lost 4 of their last 5 matches
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Jame Maclaren has scored 7 goals in his last 6 matches (Getty Images)
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Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City Tips


Melbourne Victory suffered a hammer-blow last weekend against Western United. Rivals Melbourne City can add to their problems with another Jamie Maclaren-inspired win.

  • Melbourne Victory have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have won their last 2 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City's Jamie Maclaren has scored 7 goals in his last 6 matches (A-League).

Head-to-Head 


Melbourne Victory hold a 4-3 head to head advantage from the last 10 Melbourne derbies. There have also been three draws.

City have lost just one of the last six, however, and were 2-1 winners when the rivals met most recently in February last year.

Melbourne Victory Form


Melbourne Victory lost a rollercoaster game 4-3 to 10-man Western United last Saturday, conceding five minutes into added time.

Victory had led through Callum McManaman only to fall 3-1 behind. Jacob Butterfield and Rudy Gestede pulled Victory level, only for Victor Sanchez to win it in the 95th minute.

It was a fourth defeat in their last five matches for Grant Brebner's side, who had hoped to have turned a corner with a 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix.

Prior to defeating Phoenix, Victory lost 5-2 to Brisbane Roar, 2-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers and 1-0 to Newcastle Jets. They have now lost six of their nine games played this season.

Melbourne Victory Team News


Defenders Dylan Ryan and Ryan Shotton and midfielder Marco Rojas all missed the Western United game through injury.

Nick Ansell is set to return to the squad for the derby to give injury-hit Victory a boost.

Melbourne City Form


Melbourne City have got their season up and running with back-to-back wins over Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.

Patrick Kisnorbo's side won a Grand Final rematch with two Jamie Maclaren goals and an Adrian Luna strike seeing off Sydney FC 3-2.

Maclaren was also at the double on Tuesday against Western Sydney as his two goals secured a 2-0 win. 

City lost three in a row when going down 3-1 at home to Perth Glory, 3-2 away at Central Coast Mariners and 1-0 away to Newcastle Jets.

Melbourne City Team News


Andrew Nabboutt played 90 minutes against Western Sydney Wanderers on his comeback from injury.

Portuguese import Nuno Reis made his first start in the A-League against Wanderers, but was withdrawn in the second-half with a knock.

A late decision will be made on Reis' availability.

Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City FAQs

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Where is Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City being played?

The game is being played at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, March 6.

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Verdict

Melbourne Victory suffered a heartbreaking loss last weekend to 10-man Western United. They now face a Melbourne City side who have won their last two, and who are tipped to make it three in a row.

Jamie Maclaren is City's in-form scorer and should be backed for more goals.

Best Bet: Melbourne City Win Full-Time Result @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Jamie Maclaren Anytime Goalscorer @-128.21 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Jamie Maclaren First Goalscorer @310.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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