What not to miss: Victory’s Women set for season’s first Derby

Victory’s Women are gearing up for the first Melbourne Derby of the season, as the top four sides begin the battle to lead the League.

Due to forecasted high temperatures, the clash with City has been rescheduled to Sunday afternoon, kicking off at 5:00pm.

Tussle at the Top

Both sides will be looking to get one step ahead of their crosstown rivals, with City narrowly holding the edge leading into Round 10.

Picking up points early in the A-League Women’s season has proved critical in years gone by, and with Victory facing Western Sydney and Adelaide the week after, there is a real chance to build a points buffer.

Kickstarting a busy schedule

Victory are in for a busy schedule over Rounds 10-12, with Sunday’s clash against City the first of three games in seven days, across three different states.

Form coming into this one is positive, undefeated in the last five, with four wins and one draw.

A win on Sunday would see Victory leapfrog City and cement third spot, with the potential to climb to 19 points, pending other results.

Derby Time

The Melbourne Derby is always highly anticipated, and recent history between these two suggests we could be in for a cracker.

Victory have scored 14 goals in the past six encounters between the two sides, yet neither team have managed to become the dominant force – with wins equally shared at three each.

Victory were victorious in the most recent match between the two, downing City 3-1 in the 2022 Finals Series.