Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory - Match preview and soccer betting tips 

 
  • Wellington are still rooted to the foot of the A League Ladder, a win against Victory would not lift them from the position
  • Melbourne Victory remain in 5th spot and will want to extend a four-match unbeaten run in A league


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A-League prediction - Who will win between Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory on 10th January?


The repetition is becoming boring, but Wellington have rapidly turned into the whipping boys this season, with each and every rival looking at a fixture as a three-point guarantee. Whilst home form was Phoenix's saviour in the early part of the season, 3 consecutive defeats at home could extend to four with the visit of Melbourne Victory who are looking to make it five games without a loss, and a return to winning ways after a 1-1 draw with Central Coast last weekend.

As far as soccer tips go, a Victory win prediction is not going to set any fires in the betting belly, they are, after all, just $1.90 to win. I shant be flying to my online betting account to back that however, they were unconvincing against Mariners at the weekend


That said, I woudnt be in a hurry to Back Wellignton at $3.80, and the draw at the same price doesn't appeal either. The 1x2 betting market looks one to avoid for this game, we may find some better value elsewhere


Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory Betting Odds

Wellington Phoenix $3.80
Draw $3.80
Melbourne Victory $1.90
 

Goals Betting

Wellington are shipping goals for fun, conceding no fewer than 16 in the last 5 home games, an average of over 3 per game. The Over 2.50 odds are just $1.61 and that is understandable, in 4 of the last 5 Wellington home games, the opposition have landed this bet themselves!! - It's worth a punt though
 

Goalscorer Betting

For first goalscorer you can take your pick of the Victory squad, but still at $4.75 to net first Besart Berisha has to be the bet. I am surprised this is bigger than $3.50, and I consider the price, great value

Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-league Stats:

  • Lost last 3 at home, conceding 11 goals in the process
  • Won only one in last 14 and not in 7 games
  • have scored in each of their 6 home games this season

Melbourne Victory Hyundai A-League Stats:

  • Unbeaten in last 4 matches
  • Won 4 of the last 5 away games
  • Won this fixture 2-3 in December
KEY STAT: in 4 of the last 5 games at Wellington the away side have scored 3 or more goals

A-League Betting Prediction: 


Over 2,50 Goals at $1.61
Besart Berisha to score first $4.75