Old rivals prepare for TV derby

Sunday's Fox Sports-ABC TV match promises entertaining holiday fare as old rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC do battle.

The two teams will match-up on the lush playing surface that is AAMI Park, in the first meeting between the pair at the venue since one of the most memorable matches in Westfield W-League history – the 2013 Grand Final.

Sydney were famous 3-1 victors on that occasion, and they will again be favourites here if ladder position is any indication. The Sky Blues sit third, and while the Victory prop up the table they are showing more than enough signs of finding form.

This is the first meeting between the pair this season, and the Victory are actually undefeated against their traditional rivals over the past three meetings.

The visitors underestimate the Victory at their peril.

The match will be followed by the Hyundai A-League contest between Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory.

Watch all the action Live from 2.00pm nationally on Fox Sports (Channel 505), or ABC TV. Or catch-up on ABC iView.

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
Sunday 27 December 2015
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Local kick-off: 2pm
(Hyundai A-League double-header)