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Melbourne Derby 22: The Numbers

AAP logoAAP 16/12/2016 Ben McKay

THE DERBY RECORD

City wins: 8 - Victory wins: 8 - Draws: 5

City goals: 32 - Victory goals: 34

DERBY FORM

* City are undefeated in four derbies, winning the last two, including a 2-0 FFA Cup semi-final last month.

* Victory's last derby triumph came in October 2015 when Besart Berisha found a 90th minute winner.

LEAGUE FORM

* John van 't Schip's side are unbeaten in five league games, but haven't kept a clean sheet in that spell.

* Kevin Muscat's men have won five of their last seven league games - more than any A-League club over that time.

THE VENUE

* City have scored in every AAMI Park derby since February 2012 (seven games).

* Victory have lost just one league game at AAMI Park (1-0 to Adelaide, February 19) since the last Christmas derby.

THE STRIKERS

* Bruno Fornaroli has 21 goals in 20 league games at AAMI Park.

* Besart Berisha (89 goals) is one shy of equalling Archie Thompson's all-time leading A-League tally (90).

LEADING DERBY SCORERS

* Besart Berisha(Victory) - 7

* Archie Thompson (Victory) - 6

* Bruno Fornaroli (City) - 4

* Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Kosta Barbarouses, Robbie Kruse (all Victory), John Aloisi, David Williams, Alex Terra (all City) - 3

THE SELECTION ISSUES * City: Can Tim Cahill start? He has played less than 15 minutes combined in City's last two games. Bruce Kamau is fit to slot straight back into the eleven after being rested last weekend.

* Victory: How fit is Marco Rojas? A hamstring issue forced him out of last weekend's win over Western Sydney. Mitch Austin will miss, meaning Max Beister could resume on the wing.

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