Melbourne Victory vs WS Wanderers
Date: Saturday, 01 December 2018
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK/ 09:50 CET
Venue: Marvel Stadium (Melbourne).
The reigning champs will host Wanderers on the round 6 of the A-league this Saturday.
The Big V is looking for a consecutive title this time. They have started poorly in the league with 2 consecutive defeats in Melbourne derby and against the toppers Perth Glory. But they came back strong and are currently on a 3match win streak.
The champs are second in the table with 3 wins in their 5 games. A total of 10 goals are scored while conceding 7. A win in this match would possibly help them retain their position.
Their home form has been poor this time around. Both defeats at the start were in front of their home fans. So Coach Kevin Muscat will have to find a new strategy to win more matches.
Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of their 5 league games. This includes all their home matches.
The Wanderers are 8th in the points table with 2 defeats and only 1 win. A total of 7 goals have been conceded while scoring one less. A win might put them in the playoff spot depending on other results.
At present, the team from Sydney are without a win in their last 2 matches in the league. The final score of 3 of their recent 5 matches had under 2.5 goals in total. They have won and lost one game each in their 3 away fixtures this season. Under 2.5 goals were recorded in 2 of those matches as well.
The hosts are definitely the favorites to get 3 points out of this match. But with a win in the last away match the visitors may surprise us.
Melbourne Victory vs WS Wanderers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Melbourne are unbeaten in the last 8 h2h matches between them, in which they have won 5.
- The last win for Wanderers came long back in 2015.
- Over 2.5 goals were produced in total on 3 of the last 5 meetings across all venues.
- The hosts are dominant at home against these opponents with 5 wins in 8 matches.
- The last time the visitors had a win here was back in 2013.
- The final score in 3 of their last 5 meetings here had a total of fewer than 2.5 goals.
Melbourne Victory vs WS Wanderers: Prediction
The hosts are looking unbeatable at home against this particular opponents. They are unbeaten in the last 8 h2h games played here against the Wanderers. So on the basis of this and their 3 match win streak we can place our bets on the hosts to win with 1.95 odd.
Although 4 matches played by the hosts had over 2.5 goals in total, I don’t think it will repeat on Saturday. This is because the recent 3 h2h they played here had a score just opposite to this. Since both teams are better at defending we can bet on a score with under 2.5 goals with 2.14 odd.
Melbourne Victory vs WS Wanderers: Betting Tips
Melbourne Victory to win @ 1.95 (10/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.14 (8/7).