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The A-League clash at AAMI Park on Sunday sees home team Melbourne City welcoming opponents Western Sydney Wanderers.
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Melbourne City enter this match after a 2-2 A-League drawn result vs Melbourne Victory.
In that match, Melbourne City had 58% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Melbourne City, the goals were scored by Jamie Maclaren (60') and Andrew Nabbout (63'). At the other end, Melbourne Victory got 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Francesco Margiotta (12') and Nick D'Agostino (81') scored for Melbourne Victory.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Melbourne City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Melbourne City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 7 goals on the way. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their prior results show that Melbourne City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Western Sydney Wanderers in their last 4 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
Western Sydney Wanderers
Since tasting defeat last time out to Central Coast Mariners in A-League competition, Western Sydney Wanderers will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Western Sydney Wanderers had 61% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Central Coast Mariners got 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Cy Goddard (59') and Oliver Bozanić (97') scored for Central Coast Mariners.
During their 6 latest matches, Carl Robinson's Western Sydney Wanderers have converted 6 times thus giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Heading into this contest, Western Sydney Wanderers have not emerged victorious against Melbourne City in away games against them for the last 7 league matches. Not good.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 22/01/2019 shows us that Melbourne City have won 4 of these games & Western Sydney Wanderers 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was A-League match day 7 on 26/03/2021 when it ended Melbourne City 4-1 Western Sydney Wanderers.
On that day, Melbourne City managed 59% possession and 28 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. The scorers were Craig Noone (33', 55'), Andrew Nabbout (52') and Jamie Maclaren (92').
For their opponents, Western Sydney Wanderers got 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Bernie Ibini-Isei (21') was the scorer.
The referee was Alex King.
Team News: Melbourne City
The Melbourne City boss Patrick Kisnorbo will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Western Sydney Wanderers
With a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the Western Sydney Wanderers boss Carl Robinson doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
In this match, Western Sydney Wanderers won’t find it easy at all to score against a Melbourne City lineup who will most probably win well here.
We’re tipping a commanding 3-0 margin for Melbourne City after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AAMI Park (30,050)
Captain: Scott Jamieson
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Patrick Kisnorbo
Competitions: A-League position 5
🔑 Star Player: Jamie Maclaren
Typically used in the Striker position, Jamie Maclaren was born in Melbourne, Australia. Having played his first senior match for Perth Glory in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the A-League Men 2021 - 2022 season to date in 5 appearances.