Melbourne City FC vs Wellington Phoenix Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Referee: Unknown

Kickoff: 08:50 Hrs

Venue: AAMI Park

Home

Fri 09 Nov 2018

Away

Not started

This preview has expired...

Melbourne City FC vs Wellington Phoenix Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Melbourne City fell to a third consecutive defeat after being beaten 2-1 by Western Sydney Wanderers. City appeared to be heading for a winning start to 2018 when Ross McCormack scored in the 25th minute. However, two goals in the space of two first-half minutes – through Oriol Riera and Mark Bridge – managed to inflict a surprise defeat upon Melbourne City. Wellington Phoenix failed to get a deserved victory over Central Coast Mariners, as the game finished as a goalless draw. Wellington came in with several good attacking moves, but found CCM goalkeeper Ben Kennedy in outstanding form.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wellington Phoenix have lost in their last five away games against Melbourne City. Even though Wellington come into the game on the back of some decent performances, they are unlikely to stand against a City team desperate for three points. Melbourne City may have suffered three losses on the bounce, but I would back a victory for the home team in this game.

Ross McCormack continues to retain his impressive scoring form, which has led to the summer signing topping the charts at Melbourne City. He is now on to eight goals for the campaign after breaking his two-game drought during the weekend. Ross McCormack has been unable to scoring just three of his last 10 appearances. I would back the former Aston Villa forward to score anytime.

Melbourne City win – 4/7

Ross McCormack to score anytime – 8/13

Melbourne City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Melbourne City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Melbourne City FC

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Melbourne City FC Form Guide

Melbourne City FC Team Logo

Melbourne City FC

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L H

10-02-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

24-02-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-03-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-03-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

20-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Wellington Phoenix Form Guide

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo

Wellington Phoenix

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
L A

02-02-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-02-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-02-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-02-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-03-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

25-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Melbourne City FC Preview

Melbourne City have had a tough run of matches of late, but manager Warren Joyce will be deeply disappointed with his team losing three on the bounce. As a result, City are being pushed out of contention from the top two places while the likes of Adelaide and Perth have been able to close the gap in recent weeks. City have been defensively solid with the best defensive record apart from Sydney FC. Yet, this strong defensive record has not been translated into results. City have kept only one clean sheet in the last five games, and plugging the leaky defence will be the priority for Joyce going into the next few rounds. Ross McCormack is the top scorer at the club with eight goals in 12.

Melbourne City FC Team News

Bruno Fornaroli still remains on the sidelines with his malleolar injury.

Wellington Phoenix Preview

The recent performances from Wellington Phoenix will continue to hold the team in good regard, even if the A-League 2017-18 table shows the team at the bottom of the standings. Wellington find themselves in this position owing to a defence that has conceded 25 goals – the most of any other team in the division while having played the fewest number of games. However, the defensive lapses tend to be concentrated in a handful of matches. Over the last five games, Wellington have kept two clean sheets – a record that even teams above them will struggle to match. Andrija Kaludjerovic is the leading scorer at the club with eight goals in 12 games.

Wellington Phoenix Team News

Wellington Phoenix do not have injury or suspension issues coming into the match.

Melbourne City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wellington Phoenix Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Melbourne City FC vs Wellington Phoenix Sidelined Players