Opta stats: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City FC

A huge occasion awaits at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night as Melbourne Victory take on their cross-town rivals who are in the middle of a revolution under coach John van‘t Schip.

Here are some key stats heading into one of the biggest matches on the Hyundai A-League calendar, the Melbourne derby.

♦ Melbourne Victory have lost only one of their last five Hyundai A-League derbies against Melbourne City FC (W3 D1 L1).

♦ Melbourne City won their last Hyundai A-League derby against Victory 4-0 (March 2014) – their biggest derby win in the competition.

♦ Victory have conceded a goal in 21 successive Hyundai A-League matches (inc. finals matches).

♦ Kevin Muscat’s side are unbeaten in five successive Hyundai  A-League home games (inc. finals matches); winning four and drawing one.

♦ Melbourne City have not won any of their last eight Hyundai  A-League games (D4 L4).

♦ Melbourne City have won only one of their last 27 Hyundai  A-League away matches (W1 D7 L19).

♦ Guilherme Finkler (2) is the only Hyundai  A-League player to have assisted more than one goal this season.

♦Melbourne Victory have had the most touches in the opposition box so far this season (48).

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