Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Australia- 2016/17 Hyundai A-League Season
Date: Saturday 12 November, 2016
Kick-Off: 7:50pm AEDT/ 9:20am UK
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.
Western Sydney Wanderers will take a trip to Melbourne to play against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium. The game will be played on Saturday the 12th of November.
The Victory sit in fifth spot on the Australia’s A-League table on 7 points while the Wanderers are 1 point behind them in sixth place.
Melbourne Victory were in the lead in their last match against Sydney but lost 2-1 in the end.
Meanwhile, Western Sydney were able to salvage a 2-2 draw against Perth Glory in Perth last week.
Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Head-to-Head Statistics
Melbourne Victory so far have the edge in the head-to-head record with 6 wins to Western Sydney’s 4 in 12 games and the Wanderers have only won 1 in their past 7 meetings between the teams.
The last time these two teams met was at Aami Park last season in March where the Victory produced a 2-0 win.
No wins in 2 matches at Etihad Stadium for Western Sydney as they have only managed a draw last season and a 4-1 loss back in the 2013/14 season, both against Melbourne Victory.
Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Predictions
With a big crowd expected and only 1 point separating the two teams, this match looks sets to be an exciting encounter. The Etihad Stadium has been a great home ground for the Victory as they have won 48 of their 84 matches at the ground including a 6-1 thumping of Wellington Phoenix the last time they played there in round 4.
The attacking dangers of Besart Berisha, James Troisi, Mitch Austin and Fahid Ben-Khalfallah will be the key for Melbourne as they should make it hard for the Wanderers’ defence and if they get off the chain, goals will come. Western Sydney need to control the game and make it hard for their opposition to get plenty of space going forward and to take their chances when they get the opportunities.
Looking at form the past few weeks, Western Sydney have drawn their past 3 games while Melbourne won 2 consecutive games before their loss last week. A win from either team will move them further up the table into fourth spot.
The support of their fans and the dangerous attacking force should prove to be enough for Melbourne Victory to get the win in this match and bring more pain to Western Sydney’s poor record against them.
Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Bet Tips
Melbourne Victory to win at 2.15 (8/7).