Countdown to Kick-Off: Saturday in Sydney

With the Women receiving the bye this weekend, all focus is on Victory’s Men who travel to Allianz Stadium to take on Sydney FC in a night Saturday blockbuster.

7:45pm is the time to mark out in the calendar on Saturday night, as one of the A-League’s fiercest rivalries rolls around once more.


Victory kicked off the A-League Men’s season with an epic 3-2 win away from home, against Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium.

Captain Josh Brillante was the hero that day, netting Victory’s third, and ultimately decisive goal, to bring the three points back to Melbourne.

Victory have since added to its squad with fresh faces, looking strong for the return fixture on Saturday.


Navy blue v Sky blue. Melbourne v Sydney. It’s one of the rivalries of the A-Leagues.

With the head-to-head this season split at one win each, both teams will want the win more than ever.

Recent fixtures have been rivalry-filled for Victory, facing Melbourne City, Adelaide United, and now Sydney FC all in the space of three weeks.


A win against Sydney on Saturday would bring the Victory within three points of matching the Sky Blues’ tally – who hold sixth position on the A-League Men’s ladder.

The game against Sydney will kickstart a run of 8 remaining regular season matches, with the total points available to claim sitting at 24.

Claiming three points on Saturday night is vital for the Victory, who could climb as high as eight, and gain confidence ahead of a late push towards Finals – pending other results.