Melbourne City look to continue their perfect record against Western United when the two Victorian clubs clash on Saturday night.
Melbourne City vs Western United A-League tips, predictions and preview – City have won all four meetings between the teams…
Melbourne City vs Western United Tips
Melbourne City vs Western United Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday January 16
⏰ Time: 7.10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park
Melbourne City vs Western United Head to Head (last five matches)
City have won all four encounters last season.
- 26/8/20: City 2-0 United
- 19/8/20: United 1-3 City
- 3/1/20: City 3-2 United
- 27/10/19: United 1-2 City
Melbourne City vs Western United Preview & Prediction
City have registered four wins from four against United in the two clubs’ short history and Jamie Maclaren will be relishing the chance to come up against the boys from Geelong once more on Saturday night at AAMI Park.
Indeed, former Socceroos striker Maclaren scored in all four games between the teams last season, slotting in seven goals – including two braces.
City have experienced an up-and-down start to the season and some ill-discipline as well, with players sent off in a 1-0 win over Brisbane and a 2-0 loss against Adelaide.
Adrian Luna will be back for City after his dismissal against the Roar, but Scott Jamieson will be sidelined after receiving his marching orders against the Reds.
Meanwhile, United are playing their first game since the new A-League season launched just after Christmas.
It was a somewhat dour affair in Geelong that day, with United and Adelaide playing out a 0-0 stalemate. Mark Rudan has since conceded that some of his players were underdone coming into that clash, but that shouldn’t be the case now.
In saying that, it’s tough to back against City when you take their head-to-head into account. Playing on home turf for the first time this season, City will want to raise their level in front of their own fans, while Maclaren knows what it feels like to rustle the back of United’s net.
Melbourne City vs Western United Stats
- City have won all four meetings with United
- Both teams scored in three of those four games
- Maclaren scored in all four games vs United last season, firing home seven goals