This week marks the return of the A-League with another round of exciting matches as Wellington Phoenix take on Melbourne Victory at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams have struggled this season and are desperate for a win at the moment.
Wellington Phoenix currently sit 11th in the A-League standings and have not been at their best in recent weeks. The New Zealand outfits played a 2–2 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers last week and want to return to the match.
Melbourne Victory lies at the bottom of the A-League table at the moment and cannot afford to lose the game. Melbourne suffered a 1-0 defeat against the Newcastle Jets and a lot of work to do this week.
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Head-to-Head
Melbourne Victory have a terrific record against Wellington Phoenix and have won 20 of the total 40 matches played between the two teams. Wellington Phoenix have managed just nine wins against Melbourne Victory and will need to move up a notch in this fixture.
The previous meeting between the two teams ended in a 3–0 emphatic win for Wellington Phoenix in March last year. Melbourne Victory performed disappointingly on the day and will have to do a better job this week.
Melbourne Victory Form Guide in A-League: LLLDW
Wellington Phoenix Guide in A-League: DLLWL
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Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Team News
Injured: Tomar Hamed, Joshua Sautirio, Luke de Vere
Doubtful: No one
suspended: David ball
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction XI
Melbourne Victory Pre-determined XI (4-2-3-1): Max Crocomb; Adama Troray, Nick Ansal, Aaron Anderson, Storm Rooks; Leah Broxam, Jacob Butterfield; Robbie Kruse, Jake Brimmer, Callum McManman; Ben folamy
Wellington Phoenix Estimated XI (4-4-2): Oliver Sail; James McGary, Liam McGing, Tim Payne, Louis Fenton; Alex Rufer, Clayton Lewis, Ulys Davila, Reno Piscopo; Ben Vine, Mirza Muratovic
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction
Wellington Phoenix has shown a glimpse of their potential this season, but has yet to gain a foothold in the A-League. With Tomar Hamed unavailable for the game, the likes of Ulysse Davila and Reno Piscopo will have to step up for the New Zealand outfit.
Melbourne Victory have struggled this season and will need to twist their season in the coming weeks. Wellington Phoenix are the better team at the moment and are gaining a slight edge in this match.
Prediction: Melbourne Victory 1-2 Wellington Phoenix
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Published on 22 February 2021, 14:21 IST