How to watch Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC A-League live and match preview
Melbourne Victory will be looking to consolidate top spot when they host Sydney FC this week.
Sydney FC are in unfamiliar territory coming into this Australia Day eve clash, sitting outside the top 6 after their loss to Perth on the weekend. They have won just 2 of their 8 matches so far this season.
Melbourne Victory haven't played since 8 January but still sit atop the table with 4 wins from 7 matches so far. They are one of several teams to have had fixtures impacted by COVID.
When is Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC?
Melbourne Victory will host Sydney at 7:45pm AEDT on Tuesday 25 January at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
How to watch Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC live
This year's A-League competition has a new home on Channel 10, 10 play and Paramount Plus. Channel 10 is showing an A-League match every Saturday night at 7:30pm AEDT during the season, simulcast on the 10 play streaming platform.
For access to this high stakes clash and every single match during the season, you need Paramount Plus. You can read all the details in our 2021/22 A-League viewing guide.
Stream Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC on Paramount Plus
Paramount Plus was officially launched in August 2021 and costs $8.99 a month. There is also a discounted annual price of $89.99.
The service boasts loads of football and is the home of Australia's A-League and W-League competitions. It has a 7-day free trial for new customers.
Who will win Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC?
Sydney FC have made a shaky start to the season but have still only lost 3 of their 8 games. That is in large part due to their defence, conceding just 9 times in 8 games, with 6 of those goals coming in 2 defeats.
One element in their favour, they have an exceptional recent record against the Victory, winning the past 8 matches across all competitions.
Melbourne Victory have demonstrated they have the firepower to trouble all teams this season. It's looming as a fascinating battle between a confident, proactive, albeit rusty Victory and a struggling but defiant Sydney FC.
Victory have the confidence but they also haven't played in a few weeks, so with that in mind, we see them sharing the points here.
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