Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Leader vs. Outsider
Melbourne City - Wellington Phoenix. Forecast for the Australian Championship match (May 16, 2021)
Wellington Phoenix FC
The meeting between "Melbourne City" and "Wellington Phoenix" will take place within the framework of the Australian League A at the AAMI Park stadium on May 16. Will an outsider be able to stop a leader who sweeps away everyone in his path? Read about it in our forecast.
"Melbourne City" ran away from all competitors at a decent distance, and now we can say with confidence that Patrick Kisnorbo's charges will not miss the leadership. Yes, theoretically the owners can still catch up, but this issue will drop out of the agenda by the next round.
The "Townspeople" perform ideally in terms of the result - three wins out of three in May. Nobody doubted the success in the confrontation with "Perth Glory" (3:1). "Brisbane Roar" fought, but still could not withstand (3:2). And "Adelaide United" had the strength to resist only for 70 minutes - 4:1. How long will today's adversary hold out?
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Wellington Phoenix FC
Although not losing to anyone for a long period of time, "Wellington Phoenix" is still getting further from the playoff zone. This is due to the frequent draws, but there is nothing to blame the Ufuki Talai team for, the players are doing everything in their power.
The club has earned twelve points in the last six meetings, winning half of the matches and ending in a draw. The New Zealanders earned four points with "Western United" (3:2, 1:1) and "Adelaide" (2:1, 0:0), three - in a confrontation with "Perth Glory" (3:1) and one in a duel with "Brisbane Roar" (0:0). The last defeat happened at the beginning of April, where "Melbourne City" (2: 3) played the role of the offender! Will the circle close?
The hosts will try to close the lead issue as soon as possible, in order to then systematically continue preparations for the semifinals, since the team automatically goes there, bypassing the quarterfinals. The underdog will need to play at least the same as in early April, when the draw was very close. But the "Townspeople" act so convincingly in their native walls that it is very difficult to find an antidote.
Our prediction is the victory of "Melbourne City" with a handicap (-1.5) with a coefficient of 2.01 on 1xbet.