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Western United and Melbourne Victory have had a series of bad results, both home and away in recent fixtures. In this match preview and analysis, find out which team we are tipping to win this game.
Western United vs Melbourne Victory: Top Free Predictions
Soccer predictions at Football Ground Guide have been extensively researched to give our readers the best tips every day. The following are the best free predictions for Western United vs Melbourne United:
- Half-time result
- Western United Win
- Total goals
- Over 2.5
- Both teams to score
Note: The odds for Western United vs Melbourne Victory are subject to change. Please confirm with the bookmaker for updated prices before placing your bet.
Western United to go ahead at the break
These two teams struggle defensively, which should make this game a high scoring affair. However, at the team level, Western United can still make it A-League playoffs, albeit, with a very low percentage. The hosts have not lost a game to Melbourne Victory in the previous four encounters that stretch back to November 2019. The visitors have the worst away record in A-league having won only once, lost nine times and drawn twice in 12 trips this season. A major worry for the visiting team is a weak defence which also happens to be the worst on the road, conceding 29 goals and only 9 scored. On the flip side, Western United have conceded on 9 goals in 11 home fixtures and scored 16. The hosts have the fifth-best home record, and we strongly think they have all it takes to win the first half of the game.
Goals, Goals, Goals
With the worst defence both home and away, Melbourne Victory doesn't seem to have a chance in this fixture. They have conceded more goals on the road than any other team, averaging 2.4 goals per away fixture. This fixture, against a team they have never defeated, worsens the situation for Melbourne Victory manager and his squad.
Goals on Both Ends
While Western United are our favourites to win this game, recent fixtures have come with poor tidings. Western United has lost all their last five games, managing to score in only one of them. Within that duration, they conceded 14 goals. On the other hand, Melbourne Victory has also lost all their last five games, scoring in three of them and conceding 11 goals. With such woeful defences, both teams should find the net in this fixture.
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In the unlikely scenario that Western United wins their remaining fixtures and qualifies for A-League playoffs, Coach Mark Rudan would have achieved an incredible feat. The hosts can only go that far if the teams above them lose all their remaining fixtures. However, a major consolation for Mark Rudan is that his side has never lost to Melbourne Victory and this is another opportunity to price away three points from the visiting team.
For Melbourne Victory, the chase for playoffs is over. Having 14 points with two games to go for the visitors betrays no signs of despair. The best Melbourne Victory has got from previous encounters with Western United is a barren draw in January this year. Steve Kean took over Melbourne Victory in April this year but there is little to show for it, having lost 5 times after 7 games in charge, winning and drawing once. The tactician averages 0.57 points per match at the helm.
Western United vs Melbourne: the Best Odds, H2H and Team Form
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FAQs: Western United vs Melbourne
Can I watch this game in the U.K?
Yes, Western United vs Melbourne Victory will be live on BT SPORT 3
How many times have the two teams met?
The teams have met five times, and Western United got four wins and a draw.
What is the kickoff time for this game?
The game is scheduled to start at 12:05 GMT +3