Wellington Phoenix – Melbourne Victory : Preview & Prediction
Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory play at Westpac Stadium in a match of the 15th round of the A-League. In the last showdown between these teams in this competition, on 12/03/2017, the Melbourne Victory won out by (2-3). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 7 matches has won 5 and lost 2. Indeed, in the last match in this stadium, in a match for A-League on 12/03/2017, the Melbourne Victory only he managed to win, (2-3). The goals of the match were scored by A. Kaluđerović (29 ‘and 31’) for Wellington Phoenix and B. Berisha (54 ‘), G. Paracki (57’ Autogolo) and J. Troisi (86 ‘) for Melbourne Victory. Special attention is needed for the home / off condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Review of Wellington Phoenix
The home team is currently in 10th place with 7 points earned after 1 win, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied off for the Central Coast Mariners by (0-0). In the last match, lost out to Melbourne City by (2-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 6 home games for the championship, Wellington Phoenix recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses, having won 5 points out of 18.
In this competition, you have not won any of the last 7 games you played. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 14 of his last 16 games finished with More of 1.5 goals. In 13 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Wellington Fenix comes into this game with six defeats and only one win in the last 10 games. Due to these negative results naturally occupy the last position of the league, to six points of the penultimate ranked. At home this team usually do their best matches, but still suffer more goals than the brand, and despite having the support of their fans, should not play in a very offensive way, to not allow too much space to offensive visitors . The local coach is expected to line up 4-1-3-2, with the defensive midfielder very close to the central defenses.
Melbourne Victory Analysis
The visiting team is currently in 5th place with 20 points, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Newcastle Jets by (2-1). In the last match, they tied at home to the Central Coast Mariners for (1-1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the championship, Melbourne Victory had 14 points in 21 chances, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 7 away games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Melbourne Victory arrives in this motivated game, after five wins in the last five games, in addition to being the second best team in the league acting as a visitor. The attack has been effective, but the defense needs to improve its solidity, having the third worst defensive record among the ten teams in the league as a visitor. The coach should maintain the usual 4-3-3 and are likely to take the offensive initiative of the game, as the local team should present a more defensive posture. The top scorer of the team is the offensive Besart Berisha, with six goals scored in twelve games.
Wellington Phoenix – Melbourne Victory : Betting Tips
Wellington Phoenix – Win Odds: 3.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70