Perth Glory vs Melbourne City
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK
Venue: nib Stadium (Perth).
The 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers proved out to be only an exception for the Glory who have instantly returned on the losing ways falling to both Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix in the last two rounds. The hosts have thus killed the playoffs ambitions since the top six spots are now seven points away and the success here is an imperative if they want to have at least a glimmer of hope in catching the sixth position until the end of the regular season.
However, one can hardly be optimistic about Perth’s success here given that they face the third-placed Melbourne City on Saturday at nob Stadium. The visitors will be highly motivated to rebound from a tough 0-4 defeat to the runaway leaders Sydney and the trip to Perth looks to be a perfect occasion for something like that if we take a look at their form before the mentioned failure.
Warren Joyce’s side has won four and drawn two of six league outings prior to the loss to Sydney being super prolific in the final third in the process. They should really be in position to find this superb form in the attack knowing that their counterparts have shipped two or more goals in six of last seven league matches.
Perth Glory vs Melbourne City: Head-to-head
The head to head tie, however, fancies the hosts who have won 8 and lost only 2 of 13 home meetings with the Citizens.
One of two losses has come in this term of A-League, though, with Melbourne City claiming a 0-2 victory at nib Stadium back at the start of the year.
Prior to that, the Glory have won three on the bounce against the Citizens.
Perth Glory vs Melbourne City: Prediction
The visitors have been enjoying a splendid run of form before the loss to the reigning champions and we see them as clear favourites to get back on the winning ways against the struggling Perth Glory side at nib Stadium.
Also, we can’t see how the hosts could prevent the strong attacking line of the Citizens from netting at least two goals in the last game of the day on Saturday.
Perth Glory vs Melbourne City: Bet Tips
Melbourne City to win @ 2.00
Melbourne City Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72