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In this betting preview, we look at the A-League fixture between league leaders Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix at the AAMI Park on May 16. Heading into this game, City leads the points table with Phoenix occupying the ninth place.
Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Top Free Betting Tips
This section provides the best predictions for the game along with free betting tips.
- Market: Match Winner
- Our tip: Melbourne City
- Odds: 21/50
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Over 2.5
- Odds: 2/5
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: Yes
- Odds: 53/100
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Melbourne City to Win
The runaway league leaders have the play-offs in their sights, ensuring their qualifications weeks in advance. They are unbeaten in eight league outings, registering six wins in the process. Moreover, they have managed eight successive victories in the comforts of the AAMI Park. To top it off, they have registered eight victories against Wellington Phoenix when hosting them at home.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
The eight H2H battles in Melbourne have seen three or more goals on six occasions. This is in line with the City's home record of witnessing the Over 2.5 on nine occasions. Phoenix's away form has seen them go unbeaten in their last four fixtures, scoring seven goals in the process. With City averaging 3.6 goals per match and Phoenix seeing 2.9 goals in each outing, the Over 2.5 has a strong chance of coming true.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
City are the form team in the Australian top-flight football, with their last shutout coming in an unlikely 1-0 defeat to the Newcastle Jets. Since then, they have scored 46 goals. Wellington Phoenix are no slouches when it comes to changing the scoreboard. Barring their last couple of outings that finished 0-0, Phoenix exhibited their ability to trouble all and sundry. Moreover, the last three H2H meetings at the AAMI Park has seen them get on the scoreboard.
Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Team News and Match Preview
Heading into the final fixture of the A-League regular season, Patrick Kisnorbo's men have an eleven-point advantage over the trailing pack. They have managed with exuberant attacking displays whilst maintaining discipline at the back. City are shoo-in favourites to improve on their second-place finish last season, and that too with room to spare. They have entertained fans and neutrals alike, with forward Jamie Maclaren scoring goals than that bottom two sides.
The New Zealand based outfit finished third last campaign and would be looking to put the season in the rearview mirror as soon as it concludes. They have no chance of making it to the play-off fixtures and have to return to the drawing board to chalk out their issues. While their attackers have gotten past their rivals with considerable regularity, they have been let down by their defence. However, the emergence of young Ben Waine has been a source of delight. The 19-year-old forward has six goals to his name with four of them coming in his last six outings.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix
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FAQs regarding Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 16 May 2021 at 08:05 GMT.
Where is the match being played?
The match will take place at AAMI Park.
Where to watch it?
BT Sport is the place to watch the live broadcast on television. One can also watch the game from the numerous live streams available from bookmakers.
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