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Let’s look at the head to head stats between each club, next up is Melbourne Victory.
The Sky Blues and Melbourne first met in the Hyundai A-League in Round 1 of Season 2005/06, on August 28, 2005. Played at Allianz Stadium, there was nothing to split the sides as the match ended 1-1, with Sky Blue marquee Dwight Yorke bagging the club’s first goal.
In total, the two clubs have met 53 times across the Hyundai A-League, Finals Series and FFA Cup, with Sydney FC winning 20 games, drawing 17 and losing 16 of those encounters.
The Sky Blues have scored 83 goals against Melbourne, conceding 74 in the process, with the breakdown seeing 44 of those goals scored at home and the remainder away from home.
Former Sky Blue Shane Smeltz holds the record for most goals scored against Melbourne, finding the back of the net 16 times against the Victorians, while current Sky Blue Adam Le Fondre has notched six goals in seven appearances against the club.
Matches against Melbourne range from tight and thrilling affairs to one sided encounters, with the biggest win for the Sky Blues recorded in last season’s Semi-Final at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium as Head Coach Steve Corica’s men cruised to the Grand Final with a 6-1 thrashing of the Victorians.
Head to Head:
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Season 2019/20 Comparison