The A-League match at AAMI Park on Saturday sees hosts Melbourne Victory playing against opponents Western United.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Melbourne Victory v Western United, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Melbourne Victory are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-0 A-League success vs Wellington Phoenix.
The only player to score from Melbourne Victory was Rudy Gestede (45', 49').
Grant Brebner's Melbourne Victory have scored a sum total of 6 times over their prior 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 9.
Western United will come into the meeting following on from a 4-1 A-League win to beat Macarthur FC in their previous game.
For Western United, goals were scored by Guarrotxena (26'), Besart Berisha (45', 66') and Dylan Pierias (54'). Matt Derbyshire (91') scored for Macarthur FC.
Showing their bias toward high-scoring matches, goals have been celebrated 22 times in the previous 6 matches in which Western United have played, yielding a mean average of 3.67 goals per clash. Opposition teams have hit 10 of this grand total. That being said, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend might continue on here in this match.
Going into this contest, Western United are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring the two was A-League match day 9 on 30/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Western United 0-0 Melbourne Victory.
The referee was Adam Kersey.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory boss Grant Brebner will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Western United
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, Western United manager Mark Rudan doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
Western United and Melbourne Victory should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 1-1 score draw 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
Usually deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Jake Brimmer was born in Melbourne, Australia. Having made a first senior appearance for Perth Glory in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 7 appearances.