Many people will have already allocated the points from this one. Why not, Melbourne Victory are the super club of the A-League.
The only thing is that they tend to have a good year and an off year. May not be the case this year. I suspect their pre-season has been less rigorous than other clubs as Asia (ACL) means they have a long season ahead.
CCM always look under funded and too rigid in game plan - grind em out 4-4-2. Matt Simon has occasionally looked brilliant. It depends on whether they can replace Sasho Petrovski.
Still it is possible. Melbourne deserves the opener. Pity, for their fans, that it is Thursday. Still they are the club that can pull that off.
Perhaps this will be a score draw? 2-2?