Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction & Match Preview

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix A-League Predictions by LeagueLane

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 6:00 UK/ 7:00 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).

Melbourne Victory will get another chance at Wellington Phoenix at their own turf for the three points. Since the guest is coming in hot, the chances are against the host in this match.

  • Melbourne Victory form: 9 matches – 2 wins – 2 draws – 5 losses – 8 points.
  • Wellington Phoenix form: 8 matches – 3 wins – 1 draw – 4 losses – 10 points.

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The host is unbeaten in the last six meetings with five draws.
  • Victory has registered three of the last five wins in their clashes.
  • Their previous encounter ended in a 1-1 draw in November 2019.
  • Both teams have scored goals in the previous eight fixtures.

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction

In the light of their recent h2h encounter which ended in a 1-1 draw, it was Wellington that showcased better performance despite being on the road.

Despite having only 33% ball possession in the clash, the Nix had 6 corner kicks against 3 from Victory. Also, they rained 4 shots on goal from 5 while the host had 6 shots hit the target out of 14 overall shots.

The Victory will be returning home after a 3-1 defeat against Western United in their previous encounter on the road. It marked the third loss in their last five games in the campaign.

Under Marco Kurz this season, the host has been winless in four of the five home matches so far in the league. Their only win at home in this campaign fixture was against Perth Glory.

Meanwhile, Wellington Phoenix hosted WS Wanderers in their prior match and took all three points from a 2-1 score line. It was their third win in a row and fourth unbeaten game in the last five matches.

The Nix has lost only two of their four away fixtures. Significantly, both losses on the road came against the top two teams in the mix.

Henceforth, Wellington Phoenix has shown better overall performance in the campaign so far. Also, they are two points ahead of the host even after trailing by one match.

So, it is safer to go with a double chance considering their h2h history.

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Wellington Phoenix @ 1.75 (3/4).
  • Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).