Melbourne Victory will be going into the final game of the season against Sydney FC with an opportunity to win the club’s third league title. Manager Kevin Muscat says that this recognition will be extremely important for the club supporters.
Melbourne and Sydney are level on points as the season heads into the final game. It is expected that as much as 30,000 people will be turning out for this match, which is now a sellout. After having won titles during the 2006-07 and the 2008-09 season, Melbourne have gone a long time without reclaiming the league title. This is all about to change even if they avoid defeat against Sydney.
The considerably better goal difference over the second-placed team is likely to help calm some nerves ahead of the match. Muscat says that Melbourne Victory fans have had to wait six years for a title and it is too long for a club that has big aspirations. A spectacular run of form over the last couple of months has seen Melbourne lose only one match. The 1-0 defeat against Newcastle Jets stands out from the crowd of victories. Since this defeat against Newcastle at the start of April, Melbourne have won the last four matches, and are favourites in every game they go into, so much so that you basically need a welcome promo code to make it worthwhile backing them.
“I think it’s fitting that we’ve been able to capture a home grand final for our fans and members.They’ve been outstanding and are flag-bearers for the competition, without question.(Another title) will extend our brand, but it will be a great reward for them,” said Muscat. “With a packed-out AAMI Park, and big AFL matches at Etihad Stadium and the MCG, it’s proof there’s no other place like Melbourne when it comes to the big sporting events,” said the Australian sports Minister John Eren. He has urged the fans to use public transport in order to ease congestion.