There will be plenty at stake when the local rivals meet in the Melbourne Derby at AAMI Park on Saturday night, and to say that the two teams head into the high-profile clash in contrasting moods would be an understatement.
Up until recently, Melbourne Victory were flying high, having notched up six wins in all competitions, but they not only lost last three A-League fixtures, but also failed to register a single goal in the process.
Melbourne City, on the other hand, have turned around their season, recovering from a disappointing start to record three big wins, scoring 14 goals during that period, so no wonder they have been made 11/8 favourites to win the Melbourne Derby.
The hosts will have Aaron Hughes back from injury, whereas Hernan Espindola and Matt Millar have been promoted, but Connor Champman, Corey Gameiro and Marc Marino are all out through knee injuries.
Meanwhile, the visitors have Archie Thompson back to the side, while Matthieu Delpierre and Thomas Deng have been promoted. Nick Ansell (foot) and Carl Valeri (illness) are unavailable.
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