Sydney’s need for a win will help us – Melbourne’s Muscat

Melbourne Victory skipper Kevin Muscat believes Sydney FC’s need to win on Sunday will play into his sides hands.

Melbourne Victory skipper Kevin Muscat believes Sydney FC’s need to win on Sunday will play into his sides hands.

Muscat, who will not be in action at the Sydney Football Stadium due to suspension, believes that because Sydney have to get three points (whilst Melbourne need just a draw) to take the premiership off the Victory, the game may go in the favour of the reigning champions.

"The onus is going to be on them to come out and they have to win the game," Muscat said on Wednesday.

"How that alters the actual football game, that really hasn't been their mantra throughout the season.

"Their style of play maybe doesn't suit having to go out and really be the aggressor in a football game.

“I'm not saying they're going to come out from the outset because I don't think it's in their footballing dynamic," he added.

"They try to control games and predominantly break teams down.

"But this time round I don't think they can leave it as late to try to get a goal.

“We've put ourselves in our position where we can win another league title by getting a result.

"And I can't think of any better place to go and do it than Sydney at their place."