Melbourne Victory will be desperate to snap a three-match losing run when they face Wellington Phoenix in the A-League on Wednesday night.
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Both teams have failed to score in the last three meetings between the sides…
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Tips
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Wednesday March 24
⏰ Time: 7.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Wollongong Showground
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Head to Head (last five matches)
- 24/2/21: Victory 2-0 Phoenix
- 15/3/20: Phoenix 3-0 Victory
- 14/12/19: Victory 0-0 Phoenix
- 10/11/19: Victory 1-1 Phoenix
- 3/5/19: Victory 3-1 Phoenix
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Preview & Prediction
Languishing at the wrong end of the ladder, it’s a must-win game for both Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory when they clash in Wollongong on Saturday night.
Of the two, Wellington is in a far better position. The Kiwi club, who have been forced to relocate to Wollongong for the season, are unbeaten in three of their last four games, beating the Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory by 2-0 and 3-0 scores before falling in a 4-3 thriller to the Wanderers.
Phoenix were unlucky not to take a point after VAR disallowed a goal during injury time, but they bounced back in solid fashion on the weekend to draw 1-1 with Brisbane.
Former EPL striker Tomer Hemed opened the scoring for Wellington three minutes before half-time, but they couldn’t hold on for all three points, with Brisbane scoring with four minutes remaining.
Nevertheless, Phoenix appear to have settled for the season and they are deserved favourites on Wednesday night against their embattled opponents.
Victory are enduring another nightmare campaign and are rock bottom after winning just two of their 11 games, trailing the 11th-placed Jets by four points.
After seeing their match with Sydney FC postponed on the weekend due to wet weather, Victory bring a three-match losing streak into this encounter.
It’s been a torrid run of form, with Victory losing 4-3 to Western United, 6-0 to Melbourne City and 3-1 to Adelaide United. They have conceded 26 goals in total for the season, which is three more than the next worst side.
Victory have a solid team on paper, but they just aren’t clicking at the moment. Wellington have shown considerable improvement over the last few weeks and should be able to come out on top if they maintain their current level.
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory Stats
- Victory have lost their last three matches
- Victory have conceded 13 goals in those defeats
- Victory are winless in nine of their 11 matches this season
- Wellington are unbeaten in three of their last four matches
- Five of the last eight games between the teams have resulted in a draw