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A-League | Spotless Stadium | 5th January
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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory predictions for Saturday’s match in the A-League. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Melbourne Victory to Win @ 23/20

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Melbourne Victory 3-1 @ 15/1

Reason For Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory Betting Tips

Western Sydney Wanderers sit third from bottom in the A-League after ten games and head into Saturday’s home match against Melbourne Victory with just one win in their last six. The visitors sit second in the table and could move ahead of Perth Glory if the league leaders lose and Melbourne claim all three points in Sydney.

Western Sydney Wanderers were beaten at home 2-0 by ten-man Melbourne City last time out, conceding both goals in the space of two first half minutes. Wales broke the deadlock in the thirty-fifth minute and in the thirty-seventh minute former Leicester City defender De Laet doubled Melbourne’s lead. Melbourne City midfielder Griffiths was sent-off in the fifty-sixth minute for a second bookable offence, but even when Western Sydney Wanderers were presented with a chance to get back into the match they squandered it. The hosts top scorer stepped up to take an eighty-seventh minute penalty, but the Spaniard fluffed his lines and the scoreline ended in a disappointing two goals to nil.

Melbourne Victory only have themselves to blame for not taking home all three points against Wellington Phoenix on Friday, after dominating the ninety minutes with 56% of the overall possession, three times as many corners as their guests, and nineteen shots to Wellingon’s nine during the ninety minutes. However, it was a sixty-second minute strike from Williams that put Wellington 1-0 up completely against the run of play. The hosts responded well to going behind and were level with thirteen minutes left on the clock thanks to a goal from former Sweden international Toivonen. The game ended 1-1 leaving both teams wondering just how only two goals were scored during the ninety minute, with the visitors much happier to hear the final whistle than their hosts.

Melbourne Victory smashed Western Sydney Wanderers when the pair met for their reverse league fixture in early December, with former Japanese international Honda opening the scoring in the eleventh minute. Goals from Raúl Baena and Barbarouses meant the hosts had a 3-0 advantage heading into the break and the visitors left with little to no chance of getting back into the match. A solitary goal from Antonis three minutes from time was all that was produced in the second half and saw Melbourne Victory record a comfortable 4-0 win.

With four wins and two draws from their last six matches, Melbourne Victory are in the midst of an unbeaten streak in the A-League and head into Saturday’s game as the clear form favourites. Western Sydney Wanderers have managed just one win, one draw, and suffered four defeats during that same period of matches, and the hosts are going to need to put in their best performance of the season to win this weekend. Spanish striker Riera top scores for the hosts with five league goals this season, while Honda and Toivonen joint to score for Melbourne Victory with five A-League goals apiece.

We’re confident that Melbourne Victory will win on the road this weekend, and have backed the scoreline to be 3-1. Melbourne Victory have won the last three meetings between the pair, and remain unbeaten in their last nine games against Western Sydney Wanderers. The hosts have lost four of their last six in the A-League, while their guests have won four of their last six. Melbourne Victory are an unbeaten run of eight games in the A-League and will be confident they can stretch their impressive run on Saturday.

Western Sydney Wanderers Team News

Western Sydney Wanderers Team Badge Bridge and Sotirio are both injured, while Risdon is on international duty with Australia.

Melbourne Victory Team News

Melbourne Victory Team Badge Ingham and Niedermeier are the only two injury concerns for the visitors this weekend.

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Article by: James K
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Published: January 3, 2019

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
10235
Home
5113
Away
5122
Overall
PWDL
10622
Home
6312
Away
4310

Recent Competition Form

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1-2 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
0-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
1-1 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
2-2 v Adelaide United (A)
D
1-1 v Melbourne City FC (A)
D
1-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
2-4 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
W
2-0 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
2-0 v Adelaide United (H)
W
4-0 v Melbourne Victory (A)
L
4-0 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (H)
W
0-2 v Newcastle Jets (H)
L
1-2 v Sydney FC (A)
W
2-2 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
D
4-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
0-3 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
W
0-1 v Newcastle Jets (A)
W
2-0 v Sydney FC (A)
L
2-3 v Perth Glory (H)
L
1-1 v Perth Glory (A)
D
1-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
12Goals Scored24
20Goals Conceded12
6/11 (55%)Over 2.5 Goals7/11 (64%)
5/11 (45%)Both Teams Scored8/11 (73%)
Western Sydney Wanderers badge Melbourne Victory badge
1-2 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-1 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
0-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
2-0 v Adelaide United (H)
W
1-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
4-0 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (H)
W
2-0 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
4-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
0-2 v Newcastle Jets (H)
L
2-3 v Perth Glory (H)
L
2-2 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
D
1-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
6Goals Scored14
11Goals Conceded7
3/6 (50%)Over 2.5 Goals4/6 (67%)
3/6 (50%)Both Teams Scored4/6 (67%)
Western Sydney Wanderers badge Melbourne Victory badge
2-2 v Adelaide United (A)
D
1-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
4-0 v Melbourne Victory (A)
L
1-1 v Melbourne City FC (A)
D
0-3 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
W
2-4 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
W
2-0 v Sydney FC (A)
L
1-2 v Sydney FC (A)
W
1-1 v Perth Glory (A)
D
0-1 v Newcastle Jets (A)
W
6Goals Scored10
9Goals Conceded5
3/5 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals3/5 (60%)
2/5 (40%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)
Western Sydney Wanderers badge Melbourne Victory badge
1-2 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
0-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
1-1 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
2-2 v Adelaide United (A)
D
1-1 v Melbourne City FC (A)
D
1-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
2-4 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
W
2-0 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
2-0 v Adelaide United (H)
W
4-0 v Melbourne Victory (A)
L
4-0 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (H)
W
0-2 v Newcastle Jets (H)
L
1-2 v Sydney FC (A)
W
2-2 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
D
4-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
0-3 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
W
0-1 v Newcastle Jets (A)
W
2-0 v Sydney FC (A)
L
2-3 v Perth Glory (H)
L
11Goals Scored23
19Goals Conceded10
6/10 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals6/10 (60%)
4/10 (40%)Both Teams Scored7/10 (70%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Western Sydney Wanderers badge Melbourne Victory badge
1-2 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
0-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
1-1 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
2-2 v Adelaide United (A)
D
1-1 v Melbourne City FC (A)
D
1-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
2-4 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
W
2-0 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
2-0 v Adelaide United (H)
W
6Goals Scored10
9Goals Conceded5
3/5 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals2/5 (40%)
3/5 (60%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)
Western Sydney Wanderers badge Melbourne Victory badge
1-2 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-1 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
0-2 v Melbourne City FC (H)
L
2-0 v Adelaide United (H)
W
1-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
4-0 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (H)
W
2-0 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
4-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
W
0-2 v Newcastle Jets (H)
L
2-3 v Perth Glory (H)
L
4Goals Scored13
9Goals Conceded5
2/5 (40%)Over 2.5 Goals3/5 (60%)
2/5 (40%)Both Teams Scored3/5 (60%)
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2-2 v Adelaide United (A)
D
1-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
4-0 v Melbourne Victory (A)
L
1-1 v Melbourne City FC (A)
D
0-3 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
W
2-4 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
W
2-0 v Sydney FC (A)
L
1-2 v Sydney FC (A)
W
1-1 v Perth Glory (A)
D
0-1 v Newcastle Jets (A)
W
6Goals Scored10
9Goals Conceded5
3/5 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals3/5 (60%)
2/5 (40%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)
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Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
136
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5
Goals Scored
20
Over 2.5 Goals 5/10 (50%)
Both Teams To Score 3/10 (30%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
01.12.18 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory badge 4-0 Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge Western Sydney Wanderers FC
31.03.18 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory badge 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge Western Sydney Wanderers FC
19.01.18 Western Sydney Wanderers FC Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge 0-3 Melbourne Victory badge Melbourne Victory
06.11.17 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory badge 1-1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge Western Sydney Wanderers FC
08.04.17 Western Sydney Wanderers FC Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge 0-0 Melbourne Victory badge Melbourne Victory
10.12.16 Western Sydney Wanderers FC Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge 0-3 Melbourne Victory badge Melbourne Victory
12.11.16 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory badge 3-0 Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge Western Sydney Wanderers FC
25.03.16 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory badge 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge Western Sydney Wanderers FC
06.02.16 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory badge 1-1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge Western Sydney Wanderers FC
12.12.15 Western Sydney Wanderers FC Western Sydney Wanderers FC badge 2-0 Melbourne Victory badge Melbourne Victory
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League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Sydney FC117222313+1023
2Perth Glory107212010+1023
3Melbourne Victory117222412+1223
4Melbourne City FC10523139+417
5Adelaide United114431413+116
6Wellington Phoenix114431413+116
7Newcastle Jets113351215-312
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC112361220-89
9Brisbane Roar FC111461321-87
10Central Coast Mariners110291029-192
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Melbourne Victory6312147+710
2Perth Glory531186+210
3Wellington Phoenix6312109+110
4Sydney FC5302118+39
5Melbourne City FC421164+27
6Adelaide United714269-37
7Brisbane Roar FC41215505
8Newcastle Jets612368-25
9Western Sydney Wanderers FC6114611-54
10Central Coast Mariners5014412-81
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Sydney FC6420125+714
2Perth Glory5410124+813
3Melbourne Victory5410105+513
4Melbourne City FC631275+210
5Adelaide United430184+49
6Newcastle Jets521267-17
7Wellington Phoenix51314406
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC512269-35
9Brisbane Roar FC7025816-82
10Central Coast Mariners6015617-111

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Sydney FC13th Apr2-0
2Perth Glory24th Feb13th Jan
3Melbourne Victory27th Apr4-0
4Melbourne City FC30th Mar22nd Jan
5Adelaide United18th Jan16th Feb
6Wellington Phoenix8th Jan17th Mar
7Newcastle Jets1st Feb6th Apr
8Western Sydney Wanderers FCN/AN/A
9Brisbane Roar FC2-28th Mar
10Central Coast Mariners9th Feb20th Apr
PosTeamHomeAway
1Sydney FC26th Jan6th Apr
2Perth Glory10th Feb30th Mar
3Melbourne VictoryN/AN/A
4Melbourne City FC23rd Feb1-1
5Adelaide United2-019th Apr
6Wellington Phoenix20th Jan15th Feb
7Newcastle Jets2nd Mar0-1
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC4-027th Apr
9Brisbane Roar FC15th Mar15th Jan
10Central Coast Mariners14th Apr2nd Feb
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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory Stats

  • Melbourne Victory have won the last three meetings between the pair, and remain unbeaten in their last nine games against Western Sydney Wanderers.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers have lost four of their last six in the A-League.
  • Melbourne Victory have won four of their last six in the A-League.
  • Melbourne Victory are unbeaten in their last eight games.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 20
(10 by Western Sydney Wanderers) and (10 by Melbourne Victory)

Goals

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40%
BTTS (%)
70%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
90%
50%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1.1
Average Goals For
2.2
1.8
Average Goals Conceded
1.1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
30%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
67%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
40%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
67%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
50%
1
Average Goals For
2.33
1.8
Average Goals Conceded
1.17
20%
Cleansheet (%)
33%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
75%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
75%
60%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
25%
1.2
Average Goals For
2
1.8
Average Goals Conceded
1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
25%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
70%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
90%
50%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1.1
Average Goals For
2.2
1.8
Average Goals Conceded
1.1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
30%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
80%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
80%
40%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
80%
20%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1.2
Average Goals For
2
1.4
Average Goals Conceded
1.4
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
40%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
80%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
60%
1
Average Goals For
2.6
1.8
Average Goals Conceded
1.2
20%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
0%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
60%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1.2
Average Goals For
0
1.8
Average Goals Conceded
0
20%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Oriol Riera
5
5
Ola Toivonen
Alexander Baumjohann
1
4
Kosta Barbarouses
First Goalscorers
Oriol Riera
3
3
Keisuke Honda
Alexander Baumjohann
1
2
Kosta Barbarouses

Cards & Corners

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2
Average Cards For
2
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Keanu Baccus
4
3
Leigh Broxham
Josh Risdon
3
3
Terry Antonis
Rashid Mahazi
3
2
Nicholas Ansell
6
Average Corners For
5
7
Average Corners Against
3

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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11/5 13/5 11/10
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11/5 14/5 11/10
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4/7 5/4
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11/2 2/7 15/1 1/14 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 27/10 4/6 7/1 1/5 18/1 1/20 N/A N/A N/A N/A
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