Can the Melbourne Derby match last Saturday’s Sydney version for passion and drama? We’ll soon find out when the newly rebranded City face their biggest test yet – Victory and their Berisha-inspired strike-force in front of an expected crowd of 45,000 rowdy Melbourne fans.
Carl Valeri has done his best to stoke the embers of the cross-city rivalry ahead of this week's derby, suggesting Melbourne City's loss of David Villa for over a month of the season was a classic case of 'buyer beware'.
Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau believes too much intrinsic on-field familiarity with old acquaintance Melbourne Victory was a primary factor behind the lack of spectacle that was Friday night's 1-1 draw between the two arch rivals at Adelaide Oval.
It was not the spectacle we all expected but the last five minutes of Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory was something else. Griffin McMaster gives us his player ratings from tonight's 1-1 draw at Adelaide Oval.