Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City – Preview, Tips and Odds

Australia: A-League
Wellington Phoenix
Full Time
1:3
Melbourne City
Highlights and Stats


Wellington Phoenix will test their abilities against Melbourne City on 02/01 in a game of the 10th round of the A-League Men. The two contending teams will meet at Sky Stadium. The hosts of the match are occupying 7th position in the standings, after collecting 11 points, while the visiting side is up to 1st spot with a total of 19 points.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City Head to Head

TeamLast Game 2022/10/30Last 20 Games
Wellington Phoenix
draw
  • ?
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Lhome
Melbourne City
draw
  • ?
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Waway

Worth Mentioning

The outcome of their latest encounter was an entertaining 2:2 draw. The two clubs faced each other on the 30th of October 2022. Melbourne City were unable to win any of the previous two head-to-head matches, registering 1 defeat and 1 draw in the process. Across the most recent 10 H2H games, being the hosting side has not proven to be an advantage as the end results were 4 home victories and 3 away triumphs. Four of the previous five meetings produced over 2.5 goals and three witnessed goals at both ends. Throughout the extent of this period, Wellington Phoenix kept a clean sheet one time and Melbourne City managed to prevent goals in their net on two occasions. The most recent five clashes resulted in an average score of 3.20 goals.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City Last Games Averages

*Average Metrics based on available data from last 20 games

Wellington PhoenixMelbourne City
  • Goals

    1.10
    2.15
  • Fouls

    9.75
    13.25
  • Corners

    4.10
    6.55
  • Offsides

    1.80
    1.15
  • Cards

    2.15
    2.25
  • Posession

    47%
    53%

Wellington Phoenix Form

  • ?
  • Daway
  • Whome
  • Dhome
  • Lhome
  • Whome
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Laway

Wellington Phoenix registered a 1:1 stalemate when playing away in a A-League Men match against Perth Glory that went down on December 23rd. The club has managed to avoid defeat across the previous three games, recording 1 win and 2 draws. The hosts in Wellington Phoenix’s 10 most recent encounters notched up a victory 4 times and lost in just 1 of these, underlying the importance of the home crowd. Three of Wellington Phoenix’s last five meetings featured over 2.5 goals, with both sides hitting the targets in all of them. During these the outfit failed to maintain even one clean sheet and they scored at least a single goal in all. The last 5 outings were marked by very high scoring numbers, with a total of 18 goals.
  • Goals
    1.67
  • Fouls
    11.89
  • Corners
    5.67
  • Offsides
    1.44
  • Cards
    2.44
  • Posession
    53%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
A-League2022/12/23Perth GloryWellington Phoenix11 D
A-League2022/12/17Wellington PhoenixAdelaide United31 W
A-League2022/12/10Wellington PhoenixWest Sydney11 D
A-League2022/11/13Wellington PhoenixWestern United23 L
A-League2022/11/06Wellington PhoenixMacarthur41 W
A-League2022/10/30Melbourne CityWellington Phoenix22 D
A-League2022/10/22Newcastle JetsWellington Phoenix31 L
A-League2022/05/14Western UnitedWellington Phoenix10 L
A-League2022/05/09Melbourne CityWellington Phoenix21 L

Melbourne City Form

  • ?
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Lhome

In their previous match, Melbourne City met Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday and it finished in a slender 1:0 win at home. The home crowd, usually referred to as the “12th player”, have failed to significantly impact Melbourne City’s recent ten meetings, as they ended in 4 home victories and 5 away triumphs. Only one of their last 10 clashes resulted in a draw. When we take a look at the last five encounters of the team, we see that all but one ended with more than 2.5 goals, with three having the two involved sides scoring. Melbourne City managed to keep two clean sheets and scored at least one goal in all. During the team’s recent five outings, the goalkeepers had to pull the ball out of the nets 15 times altogether.
  • Goals
    1.78
  • Fouls
    15.44
  • Corners
    5.89
  • Offsides
    2.00
  • Cards
    3.11
  • Posession
    53%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
A-League2022/12/27Melbourne CityCentral Coast Mariners10 W
A-League2022/12/10SydneyMelbourne City21 L
A-League2022/11/12Newcastle JetsMelbourne City12 W
A-League2022/11/05Melbourne CityPerth Glory40 W
A-League2022/10/30Melbourne CityWellington Phoenix22 D
A-League2022/10/22Melbourne VictoryMelbourne City02 W
A-League2022/10/14Brisbane RoarMelbourne City02 W
A-League2022/10/07Melbourne CityWestern United21 W
A-League2022/05/28Melbourne CityWestern United02 L

Formations and Lineups

Wellington Phoenix

Formation:4-4-2
  • G20Oliver Sail
  • D17Callan Elliot
  • D4Scott Wootton
  • D6Tim Payne
  • D12Lucas Mauragis
  • M31Yan Sasse
  • M5Steven Ugarković
  • M23Clayton Lewis
  • M11Bozhidar Kraev
  • F10David Ball
  • F9Oskar Zawada
20 Oliver Sail 17 Callan Elliot 4 Scott Wootton 6 Tim Payne 12 Lucas Mauragis 31 Yan Sasse 5 Steven Ugarković 23 Clayton Lewis 11 Bozhidar Kraev 10 David Ball 9 Oskar Zawada

Melbourne City

Formation:4-2-3-1
  • G1Tom Glover
  • D25Callum Talbot
  • D6Thomas Lam
  • D22Curtis Good
  • D38Jordan Bos
  • M13Aiden O'Neill
  • M14Valon Berisha
  • M23Marco Tilio
  • M8Richard van der Venne
  • M7Mathew Leckie
  • F9Jamie MacLaren
1 Tom Glover 25 Callum Talbot 6 Thomas Lam 22 Curtis Good 38 Jordan Bos 13 Aiden O'Neill 14 Valon Berisha 23 Marco Tilio 8 Richard van der Venne 7 Mathew Leckie 9 Jamie MacLaren

Match Details

Wellington PhoenixvsMelbourne City
  • 90+6`
    1 - 3
    J. MaclarenA. Nabbout
  • 89`
    (in) N. Pennington(out) C. Elliot
  • 88`
    (in) O. van Hattum(out) Yan Sasse
  • 86`
    (in) S. Jamieson(out) R. van der Venne
  • 70`
    R. van der VenneRoughing
  • 67`
    (in) S. Galloway(out) C. Talbot
  • 67`
    (in) A. Nabbout(out) M. Tilio
  • 52`
    (in) K. Barbarouses(out) S. Ugarkovic
  • 51`
    1 - 2
    J. Maclaren (pen.)
  • 46`
    (in) N. Reis(out) C. Good
  • 28`
    S. UgarkovicRoughing
  • 22`
    C. GoodRoughing
  • 18`
    1 - 1
    M. LeckieM. Tilio
  • 16`
    D. BallC. Elliot
    1 - 0
  • 7`
    J. BosTripping

Players Ratings

Wellington PhoenixvsMelbourne City
  • 17Callan Elliot
    7.3 / 10
  • 12Lucas Mauragis
    7.3 / 10
  • 10David Ball
    7.3 / 10
  • 31Yan Sasse
    7.2 / 10
  • 23Clayton Lewis
    6.9 / 10
  • 6Tim Payne
    6.7 / 10
  • 7Kosta Barbarouses
    6.6 / 10
  • 13Nicholas Pennington
    6.5 / 10
  • 4Scott Wootton
    6.3 / 10
  • 5Steven Ugarković
    6.3 / 10
  • 20Oliver Sail
    6.2 / 10
  • 11Bozhidar Kraev
    6.2 / 10
  • 24Oskar van Hattum
    6.2 / 10
  • 9Oskar Zawada
    5.9 / 10
  • 9Jamie MacLaren
    8.2 / 10
  • 7Mathew Leckie
    7.7 / 10
  • 4Nuno Reis
    7.7 / 10
  • 1Tom Glover
    7.5 / 10
  • 13Aiden O'Neill
    7.2 / 10
  • 15Andrew Nabbout
    7.2 / 10
  • 25Callum Talbot
    7 / 10
  • 14Valon Berisha
    7 / 10
  • 6Thomas Lam
    6.9 / 10
  • 8Richard van der Venne
    6.9 / 10
  • 3Scott Jamieson
    6.7 / 10
  • 22Curtis Good
    6.6 / 10
  • 23Marco Tilio
    6.6 / 10
  • 2Scott Galloway
    6.6 / 10
  • 38Jordan Bos
    6.2 / 10

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