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Melbourne City FC
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Sydney FC play hosts from Jubilee Stadium for the last time this season as Sydney FC and Melbourne City play for their spot in the top 4. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5pm (AEDT).
Conceding early made an already difficult task that much harder for the Sky Blues, as they fell 2-1 in Melbourne to the Victory last week.
A positive from the match was a return to form for Milos Ninkovic, who has struggled to repeat his performances of the last few seasons without the likes of Adrian Mierzejewski and Bobo to link up with.
Melbourne City continued their season without a striker against Wellington, and even though their midfielders and makeshift forwards have been doing the job amply, nothing was getting past ‘Nix keeper Filip Kurto, as they went down 1-0 in Wellington.
Naturally, both teams are going to need to improve if they hope to get a result out of this one. Especially in front of goal.
Both teams with big ins for this match as City see Dario Vidosic and Curtis Good return to the squad.
While Sydney get Jop van der Linden, Alex Brosque and Jacob Tratt back from injury, Rhyan Grant back from the Asian Cup, and new loan signing Reza Ghoochannejhad has joined up with the squad.
Sydney do lose Michael Zullo after he picked up his 5th yellow for the season last week, and they have omitted Joel King and Charles Lokoli-N’goy to make room for the returnees.
City will look to score through their striking revelation Ritchie De Laet, but Sydney should prove too strong at home.
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Melbourne City
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Where: Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
When: Sunday 3rd February 2019, 5:00pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Sports 505, MyFootball Live App
Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick
Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor
Fourth Official: Adrian Arndt
VAR: Craig Zetter
1.Andrew Redmayne, 2.Aaron Calver, 3.Ben Warland, 4.Alex Wilkinson, 5. Jop van der Linden, 6.Josh Brillante, 8.Paulo Retre, 9.Adam Le Fondre, 10.Milos Ninkovic, 11.Daniel De Silva, 13.Brandon O’Neill, 14.Alex Brosque (c), 16. Reza Ghoochannejhad, 18.Jacob Tratt, 20.Alex Cisak, 23.Rhyan Grant, 24.Cam Devlin, 31.Luke Ivanovic.
1.Mark Birighitti, 2.Ritchie De Laet 3.Scott Jamieson (c), 4.Harrison Delbridge, 5.Bart Schenkeveld, 7.Rostyn Griffiths, 8.Riley McGree, 10.Dario Vidosic, 13.Nathaniel Atkinson, 15.Kearyn Baccus, 18.Eugene Galekovic, 19.Lachlan Wales, 21.Ramy Najjarine, 25.Iacopo La Rocca, 22.Curtis Good, 26.Luke Brattan, 27.Florin Berenguer, 30.Moudi Najjar.