Match date: 14 Jan 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Australia Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: Melbourne City
| Match result:
2-2 - Lost
CCM is struggling with goals and results lately being winless in last 6 games and scoring just 1 goal in a process. To make things worse in last game they lost 4 regular players due to injuries and suspensions and all 4 are ruled out of this showdown. C. Pain (A 15/1), W. Brama (M 14/2) are out injured while A. Hoole (M 13/2), J. Rose (D 11/0) are suspended. In addition D. De Silva (M 13/2), T. Glover (G 4/0), L. Wales (M 2/0) are away with Australia U23 so Mariners are heavily depleted and head coach is forced to call up youngsters to fill in matchday squad.
On the other hand after mini slump Melbourne City recovered in style winning last 2 games and have perfect chance to make it 3 on spin. There are no new injuries to report from camp so I back visitors to claim all 3 points in this one.