Western United vs Melbourne City
Australia – A-League
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Kick-off at 10:30 UK/ 11:30 CET
Venue: Jubilee Oval.
This game will draw the curtains on the regular season of the A-League, and both these teams have managed to qualify to the playoffs. The Heart have finished second in the table, and have already won a ticket to the semis, while their counterparts have ensured an entry into the elimination-finals.
For Erick Mombaerts’s men , they have nothing more to gain from a win in this match-up, and would obviously opt to rest some of their key players, with the upcoming final series in mind.
However, Mark Rudan’s men could improve to a third-place finish with a win this Wednesday, and if it happens so, they could take on the worst team that has qualified for the elimination-finals, Perth Glory.
By the looks of things, it seems that the desperate and determined Western United will be the better team on the pitch, over the relaxed Melbourne City.
Western United vs Melbourne City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Heart have a 100% winning record against this opponent.
- They have scored two or more goals in all of their fixtures so far.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in all of the games till now.
- The last time these two clashed on the pitch, Mombaerts’s men recorded a 3-2 win at home.
Western United vs Melbourne City: Prediction
Rudan’s men have won six of their last seven overall games, and have scored a total of 23 goals from these match-ups.
They are obviously in form, and are determined to finish third in the table. Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in four of their former six road games, and had lost three of the previous five such fixtures.
Not only are they under-performing at the moment, but due to them already qualifying for the semis, they do not have any incentive to try hard in this upcoming encounter, and it’s in their best interest to take this match-up lightly as well.
For the reasons, expect Western United to at least avoid a loss this Wednesday.
However, understand that Heart have been the best in the league after Sydney, and that they also do have a 100% winning record against this opponent.
As such, they are expected to score at least once this game week.
Western United vs Melbourne City: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Western United or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).