Melbourne City FC vs Western United FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Friday, 3 January 2019
Kick-off at 08:30 UK/ 09:30 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Melbourne city are in need of some urgent points, and they surely will hope the home advantage this Friday will help them in that regards. Also, take into consideration the fact that Western United have started competing just from this season, and the chances for a Melbourne victory further gets enhanced.
Melbourne City vs Western United Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have locked horns just once so far, and then Melbourne were on the road. They managed to record a 1-2 victory then.
Melbourne City vs Western United Match Preview
Melbourne City need to raise their level for the sake of the A-League. Sydney are already the reigning champions, and now they sport a lead of nine points at the top.
For a healthy and competitive league contest, the likes of Melbourne will have to make Sydney’s life a bit harder.
Melbourne City vs Western United Prediction
Melbourne had taken on defending champions Sydney the last match-day, and in spite of the latter getting a red card, and missing a penalty, City still failed to perform well. The game ended 2-1, in favor of Sydney.
Elsewhere, Western United were at home, and still conceded a loss to Wellington Phoenix. The guests had recorded a 1-3 scoreline en route to their win.
This Friday, the upper hand definitely goes to Melbourne. City are one of the usual contenders for a podium spot in the A-League, while this is the debut season for Western United in this competition.
On top of that, Melbourne have the home advantage, and they even had won the revere fixture of this game. Keep note that the match was just two months back, and that Melbourne had to deal with the away handicap then as well.
Moreover, at this venue, Melbourne have lost just twice this whole year. One was against the toppers of the previous season, Perth Glory, and another one was against their derby rivals, Melbourne Victory.
On the other hand, Western United have just two wins from their previous eight overall games, and just one from their last three on the road.
Considering these observations, and especially the lack of experience of Western United, we expect the top-tier Melbourne City to cruise towards a win.
However, in view of the good run Western United have made over the course of their short run in the top flight, brave punters could try the BTTS option, since Melbourne have shown a lack of defensive discipline in recent fixtures.
Melbourne City vs Western United Betting Tips
Melbourne City FC to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Melbourne City FC/ Melbourne City FC @ 2.80 (9/5).