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Why this weekend's Big Blue could be a repeat of the semi-final horror show

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14th November, 2019
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It’s the oldest rivalry in the A-League – and some players say it’s still the biggest. Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory lock horns once more this Sunday in what’s set to be a spicy encounter.

Headlining the game is, of course, former Victory striker Kosta Baraborouses playing his first game against Victory as a member of their arch-rivals.

With the poor form his old side have started the season with, he’d be fancying his chances of getting on the scoresheet.

In fact, punters have backed Sydney FC en masse to continue their hot start to the season with a comfortable win over the spluttering victory.

We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar football expert Matthew Galea to preview the big clash, and make a call on whether we’ll see a repeat of the semi-final last season that Sydney won 6-1.

Listen to the discussion:

As is typical, this match has hardly been short of other talking points leading in.

Victory coach Marco Kurz slammed the A-League for their decision to reschedule the fixture to Sunday, allowing the Sky Blues to regain Rhyan Grant and Andrew Redmayne from international duty.

Meanwhile, he simply has to make do without Storm Roux, Kenny Athiu, Elvis Kamsoba and Thomas Deng.

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