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Melbourne City Wellington Council
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Do both teams score? Yes
Melbourne City Team Analysis
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 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.
Do both teams score? Yes