Melbourne City vs Wellington Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

More and more leaders, the Melbourne City team comes to this game highly motivated by the latest exhibitions and the results obtained. Trying to reach their fifth consecutive victory, Kisnorbo’s team will face a Wellington Phoenix that needs to win to get closer to the top-6, so the expectation is a very well played game, sometimes shared and where both teams can create opportunities for goal. especially through the exploitation of quick counterattacks.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

Odd 1.52

Prediction

Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix meet at AAMI Park, in a match for the 21st round of the A – League. Melbourne City won away by (2‑3) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 05‑04‑2021. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 5 victories in the last 5 matches. Indeed, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 03‑11‑2019, in a match for League A, Melbourne City won by (3‑2). The goals of the match were scored by C. Noone (63 ‘), C. Metcalfe (30’) and S. Galloway (34 ‘) for Melbourne City and G. Hooper (24’) and B. Waine (90 ‘) for Wellington Phoenix. Home advantage can play an important role in this match, as Melbourne City has significant differences between home and away results.

Melbourne City Team Analysis

The home team is currently in 1st position, with 44 points won, after 14 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they beat Brisbane Roar at home by (3‑2). In the last match, they beat Adelaide United at home by (4‑1). This is a stronger team when it plays in its stadium, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last 10 league home games, Melbourne City has recorded 9 wins and 1 loss, having earned 27 points out of a possible 30.

In this competition he won the last 8 games he played in his stadium. The defensive solidity has not been his strong point, since he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games of this competition. . In their home matches for the competition there is a trend towards goals, as 9 out of 10 finished with Over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. The team does not usually have difficulties to open the scoring: they managed to score the first goal in 16 of the last 21 League A games, of those 16 they reached the break with an advantage in 11 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end. End of the 90 ‘in 12. In 21 games in this competition, he managed to turn the scoreboard in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The Melbourne City team strides forward to close out the regular phase of the A-League with the guarantee of direct qualification for the play-off semifinals, due to a great campaign so far, which allows them to lead the standings by qualifying with 44 points and an 11-point lead for the Central Coast Mariners. Without knowing the taste of defeat for eight consecutive games, the team led by coach Patrick Kisnorbo has won six of the last eight times they have entered the field, coming into this match with great motivation. This Thursday, Melbourne City achieved the fourth consecutive victory, with an authoritarian defeat against Adelaide United (4-1), with goals from Jamieson (8 ‘), Galloway (45’) and Maclaren (72 ‘and 82’).

Wellington analysis

After 7 victories, 6 draws and 8 defeats, the visiting team is in 9th position, with 27 points won. In the last match, they tied in an away match against Adelaide United by (0‑0), after having drawn (0‑0) away against Brisbane Roar in the previous match. This is a team that maintains its performance when it plays outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium. In the league, Wellington Phoenix won 13 points out of a possible 30, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home games. The team allowed goals to the rival in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to specify in 7 of the last 10 matches of this competition. In 21 games in this competition, he only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Wellington Phoenix has been late in the race to qualify for the play-offs, reaching this round to occupy ninth place in the leaderboard, with a record 27 points, one behind Western United and four far from the desired top. -6. . Without losing in six consecutive games, the team led by coach Ufuk Talay has been recovering good form in recent weeks, especially at the level of the defensive organization. The last time they entered the field, Wellington Phoenix did not go beyond the 0-0 draw against Adelaide United, in a match in which they did not know how to take advantage of playing the final stretch of the match with one more player to gain an advantage.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

Odd 1.52

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