Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Victory out to continue dominant record over Phoenix at home

Andrew Hendrie 7 Nov 2019
  • Melbourne Victory host Wellington Phoenix in Round 5 of the A-League on Sunday
  • Phoenix have only beaten Victory twice in 20 games away from home
Victory face Phoenix on Sunday (PA Images)

Melbourne Victory will be hoping to reclaim a spot inside the top six when they play host to bottom-placed Wellington Phoenix in A-League Round 5 action on Sunday.

Victory vs Phoenix kicks off at 4.00pm AEDT at AAMI Park. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Victory and Phoenix will both be determined to bounce back from disappointing defeats last week when they square off on Sunday afternoon at AAMI Park.

Victory squandered a 2-0 lead against United last week after netting both goals inside the first 10 minutes, losing to the A-League’s newest club 3-2.

The defeat means Victory have won just one of their four games to open the season, leaving them in seventh spot heading into this clash.



Victory need to find a way to support Ola Toivonen, with the Swede the only player in the competition to have scored multiple goals and made multiple assists so far this season.

Meanwhile, Wellington have impressed in every match this season, but they have absolutely nothing to show for it, with the Kiwi club anchored to the bottom of the ladder after four straight defeats.

Phoenix lost 3-2 to City last week and have remained in Melbourne in a bid to overturn their terrible record in the state, which reads just two wins against Victory from 20 attempts.

With Victory stinging from last week, I expect them to come out firing in this one in a bid to post a statement win - and if they do, Phoenix could be staring down the barrel of a fifth straight defeat.

Match Odds


Melbourne Victory - $1.86
Wellington Phoenix - $3.90
Draw - $3.60

Stats


  • Phoenix have only beaten Victory away from home twice in 20 games
  • Wellington have lost their last six away games in the A-League
  • Victory undefeated against Phoenix in last five meetings, with no clean sheets kept in that period

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