MELBOURNE VICTORY VS SYDNEY FC
In the eighth match of the Sportpesa Jackpot, Melbourne Victory host Sydney FC for their first match of the season. Melbourne last played in August in a FFA Cup against Adelaide United and they lost 3-0. They will want to start the season on a high note and a win over Sydney FC will be a perfect way to start.
Sydney beat Melbourne City 2-0 in their last match on 13th September and have not had a match since then. Following the end of the season in May, Sydney have played a number of friendly matches, including against Arsenal and Liverpool and they are confident that they are ready for the new season.
Melbourne Victory have lost four times and draw once against Sydney in their last five mutual league matches, but they could get a win this time round.
Prediction: Melbourne Victory win