Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix
Date: Sunday, 20th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 06:00 UK/ 07:00 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Current A-League Champs will host the New Zealanders in Round 14 on Saturday with a chance to go level on points with toppers Glory.
The hosts are just 3 points away from the top of the table. They are the best teams in scoring with 31 goals scored in the 14 games so far while conceding only 15 in return. From their last 5 fixtures, they have 3 wins and a loss across all grounds. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches and both teams scored in that period too.
With 4 wins and a draw, they are unbeaten at home in the last 5 matches. In their last 7 matches, 5 games had more than 2.5 goals scored by both sides at the full time. The big V is fresh from a 2-1 home win against the Newcastle Jets, so they will be high on confidence.
The Nix still are on a playoff spot after winning 6 of their 13 matches. A healthy 20 goals have been scored till now while conceding 3 less than what they scored. With a 7 match unbeaten run, they are on fire at present. Five of those matches have been wins and 4 of those games had over 2.5 goals in total also.
A 4 game unbeaten run also exists for them away from home. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3of their last 5 matches on the road and they failed to keep a clean sheet in 4 games as well.
A close match can be expected on Saturday as the V is looking for a win and the Nix are on an unbeaten run.
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 h2h matches across all venue.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored and both teams found the net in 4 of those games.
- Victory has won 3 and lost 1 of the last 5 meetings against this opponent at their home ground.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches when they met at this venue.
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix: Prediction
The Big V has been unbeaten in 4 of the last 5 h2h matches played against the Nix here. Since they have won 4 of their last 5 home matches as well, there are more chances for them to win this upcoming game also. So we can bet on the hosts to win based on the above facts with 1.78 odds.
In 4 of their previous 5 meetings here, the final score had more than 2.5 goals. The similar scoreline was also seen in 5 of the last 7 home games of the Victory and in 7 matches played by the Jets as well. Thus it is safe to bet on a score with over 2.5 goals in total with 1.65 odds.
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix: Betting Tips
Melbourne Victory to win @ 1.78 (7/9).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (7/11).