Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City
Australia – A-League, 2016/17 Season
Date: Friday 18 November, 2016
Kick-Off: 7:50pm AEDT/ 8:50am UK
Venue: Spotless Stadium, Sydney
The opening game of round 7 will be in Sydney as Western Sydney Wanderers hosts Melbourne City at Spotless Stadium on Friday the 18th of November.
Western Sydney currently sit in seventh place with 6 points while Melbourne City are in second place on 12 points.
Last game, the Wanderers were not able to overcome Melbourne Victory as they were beaten 3-0.
In contrast, Melbourne City had a 2-1 win against the Newcastle Jets but were made to work hard to clinch the 3 points.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City: Head-to-Head Statistics
The Wanderers have a good lead in the head to head record with winning 8 of the 13 meetings between the two sides. Melbourne City only have 3 wins and a draw has been played twice.
The last time they played was in the FFA Cup Quarter Finals in September where Melbourne City dismantled the Wanderers 4-1.
In the league, the last time they played was last season in January where 7 goals were scored as Western Sydney won 4-3.
Since their home ground move to Spotless Stadium, Western Sydney have drawn both games this season while Melbourne have never played there.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City: Predictions
It is a difficult game to call because of current form and head to head meetings. Melbourne City have the better form but Western Sydney have the better record between the two teams.
The dangers of Bruno Fornaroli and Tim Cahill will pose a threat to the Wanderers defence as it was exploited in their loss last game.
The Wanderers have not won a game since round 2 and the key is to stop Melbourne’s ball movement and able to score when the chances arrive for them.
Melbourne City have a solid away record with 2 wins and 1 loss so far this season but have never won against Western Sydney in Sydney which makes it a big test to grab an away win.
Western Sydney are not in great form, but they are playing at home and with a good record against Melbourne City, they should do enough to secure a draw in this fixture.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 1.83 (5/6)
Double Chance – Wanderers or Draw at 1.55 (6/11).