Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sat 15.February
Match begins: 06:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bill McKinley Park

This could be an interesting match as Wellington Phoenix have their presumed home advantage while Melbourne City are ahead 6 points in the A-League table.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Wellington Phoenix form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Bill McKinley Park as Wellington Phoenix have scored 13 goals to get 16 points from 8 games. The overall stats in the A-League are 5-1-2 (wins-draws-losses). There’s a good atmosphere here at Bill McKinley Park after three straight home wins.

No payout for Wellington Phoenix in their previous match, an away game at Perth Glory that ended in defeat 2-4. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Newcastle Jets in a game that was won 2-1.

A goal frenzy last time out for Wellington Phoenix, with a total of 6 goals in the match against Perth Glory. Fun stuff to watch!

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Wellington Phoenix have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found ten matches with the results: Won seven, drawn one and lost two.

The Wellington Phoenix fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 13 goals in 8 league matches. Wellington Phoenix have conceded 9 in these home matches.

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Melbourne City form and stats

3-2-3 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Melbourne City, who have the most scored goals (16) away in A-League, in their A-League matches away.

Melbourne City won their last game, 2-1 versus Melbourne Victory played at home. Prior to that match, the Melbourne City manager E. Mombaerts faced defeat when travelling to Adelaide United and losing 1-3.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Melbourne City playing away and similar expectations, we found twelve relevant matches. Results were three Melbourne City wins, three draws and six defeats.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Melbourne City are regular goalscorers on their travels. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Melbourne City have conceded 14 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Melbourne City - Wellington Phoenix 3-2. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Wellington Phoenix, zero draws and seven wins for Melbourne City. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

Melbourne CityJ. MacLaren
J. MacLaren
14 goals
Wellington PhoenixU. Dávila Plascencia
U. Dávila Plascencia
10 goals
Wellington PhoenixG. Hooper
G. Hooper
4 goals

Wellington Phoenix missing players

Melbourne City missing players

Wellington Phoenix Melbourne City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
16 8 2 Played P 4 8 17
7 5 0 Won W 1 3 9
3 1 1 Drew D 1 2 3
6 2 1 Lost L 2 3 5
24 13 3 Scored S 8 16 32
22 9 4 Conceded C 10 14 26
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 88%
81% 88% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 88%
69% 75% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 88% 82%
25% 12% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 75% 62% 47%
12% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 25% 24%
75% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 71%
12% 12% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 24%
19% 12% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 12% 18%
 
5.4 5.1 6 Corners for (avg) C F 3.8 5.1 5.2
5.2 5.1 4 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 5.2 5.3
1.9 1.6 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 3 2.3
2 0 0 Red cards R C 2 2 3
 
218 92 24 Total Shots T S 71 130 267
76 34 8 Shots on Target S O 31 56 102
32% 38% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 26% 29% 31%
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Melbourne City has the fewest matches under the total-line (3)
  • Melbourne City has the most matches over the total-line (14)
  • Melbourne City has the most scored goals (16) away
  • Melbourne City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Wellington Phoenix have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Wellington Phoenix haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sydney 15 13 1 1 34 13 8 8 0 0 19 6 7 5 1 1 15 7 21 40
2 Melbourne City 17 9 3 5 32 26 9 6 1 2 16 12 8 3 2 3 16 14 6 30
3 Perth Glory 16 8 5 3 31 16 8 4 2 2 20 12 8 4 3 1 11 4 15 29
4 Wellington Phoenix 16 7 3 6 24 22 8 5 1 2 13 9 8 2 2 4 11 13 2 24
5 Adelaide United 16 8 0 8 28 27 8 5 0 3 15 11 8 3 0 5 13 16 1 24
6 Brisbane Roar 16 6 4 6 18 21 7 4 1 2 11 9 9 2 3 4 7 12 -3 22
7 Western United 16 6 3 7 23 22 9 3 1 5 14 15 7 3 2 2 9 7 1 21
8 Western Sydney Wanderers 15 5 2 8 17 22 7 2 2 3 7 8 8 3 0 5 10 14 -5 17
9 Melbourne Victory 17 4 4 9 20 26 8 2 3 3 9 9 9 2 1 6 11 17 -6 16
10 Central Coast Mariners 16 4 1 11 17 32 8 3 1 4 9 14 8 1 0 7 8 18 -15 13
11 Newcastle Jets 16 3 4 9 17 34 8 2 3 3 10 13 8 1 1 6 7 21 -17 13

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.