Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City Prediction & Match Preview

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City
Australian A-League
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-Off at 06:00 UK
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday’s A-League action is kicking-off at Eden Park where Wellington Phoenix welcome Melbourne City. Both teams have been extremely inconsistent lately, so picking a winner here is not going to be an easy task.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: Head-to-head

  • The last couple of duels between these teams were extremely interesting to watch.
  • Both of the last two encounters ended 3-2 FT, one in favour of Phoenix, the other of Melbourne.
  • There were 32 matches played so far, and visitors have 14-11 lead in terms of victories.
  • Seven out of the last ten head to head clashes ended with BTTS.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: Prediction

Visitors have six points advantage on the current standings, being 2nd while Phoenix are behind as 4th. Participating in the playoffs won’t be an issue if they keep up with recent form and results.

For this clash, bookies are slightly favoring the visitors at 2.50 odds, while chances for Phoenix to secure sixth win in front of the home crowd is priced at 2.62.

What these two squads have in common is high loss rate when playing on the road in 2020. Wellington Phoenix were defeated by Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory, while Melbourne City got outplayed by Adelaide United 1-3 FT. Visitors should have much stronger firepower as they bagged 32 goals in 17 games so far.

The primary bet should come from the goals market for this fixture. As mentioned above, h2h clashes were full of goals and action in the last two campaigns. Both teams to score at 1.61 is going to be the primary choice.

We will stick our necks out and pick home win for the second bet. Melbourne City have poor 3-2-3 record on the road, while Wellington won five out of eight home matches.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: Bet Tips

  • BTTS @ 1.61
  • Home win @ 2.62.