Wellington vs Melbourne V. by Dajkula

With 4 rounds before the play off Wellington Phoenix welcomes Melbourne Victory in top of the table clash. Victory actually has a game less so with a win here can really set themselves at the top two places. That is of course preferable as 2 best teams will not play a round of elimination.


Phoenix is now on second place with 42 points, just 1 less than the leader. Victory is on third with 41 point. Phoenix is in better form lately though have lost their last match @ home vs Sydney 0:3 but have missed important players coz of international duty. This game usually has a lot to offer and goals come easy. I hope it will be the case this time as well.


Both teams have a plethora of attacking threat with Burns and Krishna scoring for the hosts and killer Berisha and Archie Thompson on a roll for Melbourne.


The visitors have especially been rampant away from home scoring 14 goals in the last 5 away games but have also conceded 9.


Phoenix has been consistent scoring on average 2 at home and conceding 1 goal.


These two team have quite a history and it is rarely boring especially when Wellington is the host. Wellington is set as favorites in this one but Victory has often caused trouble for them as Phoenix won just 4 of their 23 mutual matches with Victory picking up 13 wins. When we add that Victory has only 1 away loss so far it is quite dubious to play the favorites.


But while watching the h2h of recent seasons(2:3, 2:0, 1:4, 5:0, 3:2, 2:3) a bet comes with little thought. Victory lost the last home match vs Phoenix 2:3 and reading the reportes also missed a number of scoring chances then so will be properly motivated today.


Victory has all players available while the hosts will miss midfielders Albert Riera(23-0) and Vince Lia(18-0) and attacker Cunningham(12-2). The odds are droping for over so will take this over 3 goals.


Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
over 3 Pinnacle 2.04 8 0-3 PUSH (Stake return)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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