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The A-League game at AAMI Park on Wednesday sees home side Melbourne Victory facing Wellington Phoenix.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
Melbourne Victory will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 0-1 A-League defeat in their last game at the hands of Newcastle United Jets.
Angus Thurgate (72') was the scorer for Newcastle United Jets.
Melbourne Victory have really been misfiring in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opponents during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those meetings, Victory have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 10.
Heading into this contest, Melbourne Victory have left without a victory over Wellington Phoenix in their last 6 league matches.
In their previous game, Wellington Phoenix drew 2-2 in the A-League match with Western Sydney Wanderers.
For Wellington Phoenix, the scorers were Mirza Muratovic (9') and Louis Fenton (79'). Kwame Yeboah (71') and Bruce Kamau (76') scored for Western Sydney Wanderers.
Wellington Phoenix have attacked well of late, scoring 7 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, The Nix can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
Their previous form shows that Wellington Phoenix:
- have not won against Melbourne Victory when they've played them away from home in the last 5 matches in the league. Not good.
- are undefeated by Melbourne Victory in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. A very good run of results for them.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 20/01/2019, both clubs have shared the honours with Melbourne Victory winning 1 of those games, Wellington Phoenix 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
17 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 of them for Victory and 9 created by The Nix. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league clash between these sides was A-League match day 23 on 15/03/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Wellington Phoenix 3-0 Melbourne Victory.
The match was refereed by Alex King.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory manager Grant Brebner will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Wellington Phoenix
Due to a mostly available group, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Wellington Phoenix manager Ufuk Talay to be concerned with. Luke DeVere (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
It seems to us that Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. We’re therefore predicting a very even match with a 0-0 score at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AAMI Park (30,050)
Captain: Leigh Broxham
Chairman: Anthony Di Pietro
Manager: Grant Brebner
Competitions: A-League position 12
🔑 Star Man: Jake Brimmer
Normally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Jake Brimmer was born in Melbourne, Australia. After having played his first senior match for Perth Glory in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.