Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers Prediction & Match Preview

Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 08:30 UK/ 09:30 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).

Melbourne City have been one of the best teams in the competition this whole season. On top of that they have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent, and as such they will be expected to record a win this weekend.

Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture ended in a 2-3 win on the road for Heart.
  • Heart had also won four of the former five match-ups.
  • WSW conceded two or more goals in four of the last five games, and three or more goals in three of the preceding four encounters.
  • The hosts are on a scoring streak of eight meetings at this venue.
  • WSW had failed to score in three of their last six trips to this stadium.

Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers Prediction

Heart recorded a 2-3 win on the road the last match-day against Perth Glory. Keep note that it was a high-scoring victory, that too against the reigning Premiers of the competition. This win will surely be confidence-boosting in nature for the squad.

Elsewhere, WSW lost 3-1 on the road against Brisbane Roars. After their win against Sydney (the current champions), Jean-Paul de Marigny’s men failed to keep the momentum going. And with them taking on the in-form Heart, this defeat could really have been demoralizing.

As things stand, Heart hold the upper hand. They were unbeaten in seven of their former nine games, and at home, they remained so in 20 of their previous 22 fixtures. Importantly, since 2018 they have lost just twice at home – once against reigning Premiers Perth Glory, and once against arch-rivals Melbourne Victory.

On the other hand, WSW were winless in 12 of their former 16 overall games, and had lost 6 of their preceding 9 away trips. On top of that, Heart had also won the reverse fixture, and they had won 4 of the last 5 h2h meetings. Taking all these stats into consideration, it’s evident that the hosts Melbourne City are about to deliver a win this weekend.

However, do note that Heart have failed to keep clean sheets in 16 of their past 20 overall match-ups, and in seven of their former ten home appearances. On the contrary, WSW have defeated the likes of Sydney just recently, and they are determined to qualify for the playoffs. As such, it seems the perfect game to back the BTTS bet.

Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers Betting Tips

  • Melbourne City to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).

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