Wellington Phoenix will be looking to cement their place in the A-League Men top six when they host bottom-side Melbourne Victory on Saturday.
The Nix are currently fifth in the table, four points clear of sixth-placed Sydney FC, but were handed a reality check last time out when they were beaten 5-1 by Adelaide United.
Wellington will be hoping that was the wake-up call they needed and will be confident of picking up three points at home against an inconsistent Victory outfit.
Tony Popovic’s side beat Central Coast Mariners 2-0 prior to the international break and look capable of defeating any team on their day, but have rarely put in consecutive good performances this season.
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory match facts
- Date: Saturday, April 1
- Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. AEDT / 10:00 p.m. ET (Mar 31) / 3:00 a.m. BST
- Location: Sky Stadium (Wellington, New Zealand)
- Last meeting: Melbourne Victory 3-1 Wellington Phoenix (Feb. 3, 2023 | A-League Men)
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Phoenix win (+138)
- Score prediction: Phoenix 3-1 Victory
After a humbling result last time out, expect Wellington to be fired up for this clash as they look to increase their chances of playing finals football this season.
The Nix have lost just two games at home this season and it’s hard seeing such a patchy Victory side avoiding anything but a defeat in this one.
Phoenix have so much more to play for too with Melbourne Victory’s season all but over despite some recent good results.
Victory claimed a 3-1 win at home when these sides last met and we expect that script to be reversed on Saturday — something the odds seem to back too.
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|+138||+250||+170||-182 / +125||-159/ +110|
|+135||+245||+180||-196 / +123||-149 / +117|
|13/10||5/2||9/5||8/15 , 11/8||2/3 , 11/10|
|2.30||3.40||2.75||1.53 / 2.38||1.65 / 2.20|
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory: Best bet
- Pick: Phoenix win and both teams to score
- Odds: +300 (BetMGM)
A match relatively short on betting value, this pick looms as your best option to pick up some worthwhile odds.
A Wellington win seems close to a sure thing with goals also likely to flow at both ends.
The Nix have remarkably scored in all of their league matches this season, while Victory have been kept scoreless just once across their past 10 games.
— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) March 19, 2023
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory live stream, TV channel
This match will be streamed live and free on YouTube in territories without broadcast rights for the A-League Men.
While in Australia the game can be watched exclusively on streaming service Paramount+.
|UK||BT Sport 1||BTSport.com, BT Sport App|
|New Zealand||—||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports,
beIN Sports Connect New Zealand
Published at Fri, 31 Mar 2023 19:46:46 +0000