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Melbourne Victory will arrive at CommBank Stadium on Sunday for the A-League showdown with hosts Western Sydney Wanderers.
View all of the Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers will play in this fixture following a 3-3 A-League draw versus Melbourne City.
In that match, Western Sydney Wanderers had 46% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Western Sydney Wanderers, the goals were scored by James Troisi (5'), Jack Rodwell (9'), Dimitri Petratos (16' Own goal) and Keijiro Ogawa (68'). Melbourne City got 20 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Jamie Maclaren (36') and Marco Tilio (60') scored for Melbourne City.
Carl Robinson's Western Sydney Wanderers have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 7 times in their preceding 6 outings. The number of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures is 9.
In their last fixture, Melbourne Victory drew 1-1 in the A-League tie with Adelaide United.
In that match, Melbourne Victory managed 50% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Melbourne Victory was Nick D'Agostino (84'). Adelaide United had 10 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Craig Goodwin (91') scored for Adelaide United.
Looking at their form, and Melbourne Victory have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. Defensively, Melbourne Victory have clearly had some problems. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Their past results show that Melbourne Victory:
- have not beaten Western Sydney Wanderers in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 05/01/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with Western Sydney Wanderers winning 3 of those games, Melbourne Victory 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from The Wanderers and 10 created by Victory. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league match featuring the two was A-League match day 18 on 23/04/2021 when it ended Melbourne Victory 5-4 Western Sydney Wanderers.
That day, Melbourne Victory had 36% possession and 9 shots on goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Ben Folami (14', 45'), Storm Roux (28'), Dylan Ryan (63') and Jacob Butterfield (73').
On the other side, Western Sydney Wanderers had 26 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. James Troisi (31'), Graham Dorrans (76'), Mitchell Duke (86') and Nicolai Müller (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Alireza Faghani.
Team News: Western Sydney Wanderers
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Western Sydney Wanderers manager Carl Robinson to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Rhys Williams (Hamstring Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popović doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
In our view, Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Western Sydney Wanderers
Stadium: CommBank Stadium (30,000)
Captain: Rhys Williams
Chairman: Paul Lederer
Manager: Carl Robinson
Competitions: A-League position 8
⭐ Star Man: Tomer Hemed
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Tomer Hemed was born in Haifa, Israel. Having played his first senior match for Mallorca in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in the A-League Men 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.