Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Wellington Phoenix went seven matches without a win after losing 2-1 against Melbourne City. Despite getting the lead just before half-time to Roy Krishna, Wellington were unable to make the most out of this advantageous situation. City were able to produce a comeback after a second-half brace from Ross McCormack. Melbourne Victory are now unbeaten in four league matches after a 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners. Besart Berisha’s opening goal in the 49th minute provided Victory with a deserved lead, but a late equaliser from Blake Powell resulted in Kevin Muscat’s team having to settle for a point. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Melbourne Victory have largely been able to get positive results in away matches against Wellington Phoenix. The team has picked up four wins in the last six away games against Wellington, who have played extremely well in the last two games. The meeting between these two teams back at the start of December witnessed a narrow win for Victory. This time around, however, home advantage places Wellington as my pick to win the game. Besart Berisha has been in fine form of late. He is now on to six league goals for the campaign after scoring in back-to-back matches for Melbourne Victory. Besart Berisha is no stranger to scoring against Wellington Phoenix after netting the opening goal for Victory in the reverse fixture back in December. I would choose Berisha to score anytime. Wellington Phoenix win – 16/5 Besart Berisha to score anytime – 1/1

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

Melbourne Victory saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Melbourne Victory scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Wellington Phoenix

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wellington Phoenix Form Guide

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo

Wellington Phoenix

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
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)

L A

07-08-2018

FFA Cup

Bentleigh Greens Team Logo Bentleigh Greens

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Melbourne Victory Form Guide

Melbourne Victory Team Logo

Melbourne Victory

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
W H

31-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

04-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. F

Ulsan Hyundai Team Logo Ulsan Hyundai

FT 6 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-04-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. F

Shanghai SIPG FC Team Logo Shanghai SIPG FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

22-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-05-2018

A-League Playoff

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

07-08-2018

FFA Cup

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-08-2018

FFA Cup

APIA Leichhardt Tigers Team Logo APIA Leichhardt Tigers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Wellington Phoenix Preview

Wellington Phoenix have come in with some good performances in the last two games, but manager Darije Kalezic has seen his team rewarded with just one point. As a result, Wellington still remain at the bottom of the table, with a growing deficit to the likes of Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners. Even though Wellington may rank as one of the poorest teams in terms of scoring goals this season, the team has been quite unlucky over the last two games. Roy Krishna looks especially in good shape and he looks likely to hit last season’s tally of 12 league goals. He is now only on two goals for the campaign.

Wellington Phoenix Team News

Wellington Phoenix do not have injury or suspension issues in the game.

Melbourne Victory Preview

Melbourne Victory have been quite active in the transfer market by bringing in the likes of Terry Antonis, Dino Djulbic, and Kenny Athiu. Kevin Muscat will be hoping for an impact from these signings, as Victory look to make a push for the top two places. The recent run of good form has helped Victory take 13 points from the last six matches. Only Sydney FC have been able to take more points over the last six games. Even then, Victory find themselves in the fifth position owing to their poor start to the season. Besart Berisha has started hitting a good run of form and this bodes well for the team going into a crucial set of fixtures. Berisha is now the leading scorer at Victory with six goals.

Melbourne Victory Team News

Mitch Austin (cruciate ligament) is the only injury concern for Melbourne Victory.

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 Victory Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 vs Melbourne Victory Sidelined Players