Melbourne City vs Western United A-League Finals Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Western United vs Melbourne City Tips

Melbourne City and Western United clash for the second time in a a week with a spot in the 2019/20 A-League Grand Final up for grabs on Wednesday.

Melbourne City vs Western United A-League tips, predictions and preview – City prevailed 3-1 last week, but United will field a much different side in the preliminary finalsโ€ฆ

Melbourne City vs Western United Tips


Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
City win $2.10 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
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City win & Both teams to score $3.60 Bet Now!
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Value Bet ๐Ÿฅˆ
Correct Score: City 3-1 $15 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

Melbourne City vs Western United Match Details


๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: A-League
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Wednesday August 26
โฐ Time: 5.00pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Melbourne City vs Western United 2020 Form (last five matches)


City (WLWDW)

  • 20/3/20: Mariners 2-4 City
  • 23/3/20: Jets 2-1 City
  • 1/8/20: City 2-0 Sydney
  • 11/8/20: City 2-2 Adelaide
  • 19/8/20: United 1-3 City

Western United (WWWLW)

  • 7/8/20: United 5-3 Wanderers
  • 12/8/20: Perth 0-2 United
  • 15/8/20: Sydney 1-2 United
  • 19/8/20: United 1-3 City
  • 23/8/20: Brisbane 0-1 United

Melbourne City vs Western United (last five matches)


City have won all three previous encounters this season.

  • 27/10/19: United 1-2 City
  • 3/1/20: City 3-2 United
  • 19/8/20: United 1-3 City

Melbourne City vs Western United Preview and Prediction


A spot in the A-League Grand Final is on the line as Victorian rivals Melbourne City and Western United square off at Bankwest Stadium on Wednesday night.

Itโ€™s the second time in less than a week that the two sides will clash after City prevailed 3-1 on August 19 – however, United fielded an understrength team after securing their spot in the finals and we can expect a much closer contest in the preliminary finals.

United have put together a sensational campaign in their debut A-League season and now stand just one win away from a dream Grand Final.

Mark Rudanโ€™s side are arguably the form team in the competition – theyโ€™ve won seven of their last nine games and have racked up some big scorelines during that period.

Experienced striker Besart Berisha has scored nine goals in his last eight games, while star playmaker Alessandro Diamanti was the match-winning in Sunday nightโ€™s elimination final against Brisbane Roar, with the Italianโ€™s brilliant free-kick inside 10 minutes enough to hand his side the victory.

Meanwhile, City have only played three matches since the A-Leagueโ€™s restart (compared to Unitedโ€™s seven) and that might prove critical to their chances on Wednesday, with many of Unitedโ€™s players looking extremely fatigued during the latter stages.

City are well rested after their 3-1 win over United a week ago and also own a 2-0 victory over reigning premiers Sydney since returning to action.

Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren has scored four goals in those three games to take his season tally to 22, two ahead of Sydneyโ€™s Adam Le Fondre.

Overall, City couldnโ€™t be better positioned to make their first Grand Final. They are 3-0 against United this season and have the benefit of enjoying a week off. With Maclaren firing, this really is Cityโ€™s game to lose.

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
City win $2.10 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ
City win & Both teams to score $3.60 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Value Bet ๐Ÿฅˆ
Correct Score: City 3-1 $15 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

Melbourne City vs Western United Teams


Check back here later when the teams are announced.

Melbourne City vs Western United Stats


  • City have won all three of their previous meetings
  • Over 2.5 goals has hit in all three of those wins
  • United have won seven of their last nine games
  • Besart Berisha has scored nine goals in his last eight games
  • Jamie Maclaren has scored four goals in his last three games

Melbourne City vs Western United Best Bet


Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
City win $2.10 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

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