Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Preview and Predictions

Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix
Australia A-League – Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Kick-off at 7:35 UK/ 8:35 CET
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne.

It is a perfect start for Melbourne City in the new season after bagging wins in their opening two games. They beat Brisbane Roar 2-0 on match-day 1, but the result on match-day 2 was even sweater as it came in the spicy encounter against local rivals Melbourne Victory.

On the other hand, Wellington Phoenix are looking for their first win of the season. They drew Adelaide United in the season opener before losing narrowly at Sydney FC in the 5 goal thriller 2-3.

Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Head-to-head 

City won the last four meetings against Wellington. Moreover, they were beaten just once in the last 10 head-to-head meetings in all competitions, won 7 and drew 2.

There are no draws in the last 8 meetings between the two.

Melbourne City can boast of a similar record in home matches against Wellington. The most recent four are wins, overall 6 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss.

Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Prediction 

This is normally a fixture dominated by the home team. With form on their side, this is once again expected to end in a Melbourne City win.

Despite their inability to win games, Wellington Phoenix are quite capable of making life difficult for opposition defenses. They had already score twice in the first away game of the season at Sydney and adding last season’s they netted in 10 of the 12 road games. Also, they scored in 8 of the last 11 visits to the Aami Park.

Therefore, the best value is in backing both teams to score and Melbourne win.

Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Bet Tips 

  • Melbourne to win with both teams scoring @ 2.85
  • An equally good option is Both teams to Score in the second half for 2.95 odd.

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