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A-League: All You Need To Know About Melbourne City FC vs Wellington Phoenix Match

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It is a perfect start for Melbourne City in the new season after bagging wins in their opening two games. They beat Brisbane Roar 2-0 on match-day 1, but the result on match-day 2 was even sweater as it came in the spicy encounter against local rivals Melbourne Victory.

 

On the other hand, Wellington Phoenix are looking for their first win of the season. They drew Adelaide United in the season opener before losing narrowly at Sydney FC in the 5 goal thriller 2-3.

Match Facts:

Australia A-League – Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Kick-off at 7:35 UK/ 8:35 CET/12.05 IST
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne

Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: Head-to-head 

City won the last four meetings against Wellington. Moreover, they were beaten just once in the last 10 head-to-head meetings in all competitions, won 7 and drew 2.

There are no draws in the last 8 meetings between the two.

Melbourne City can boast of a similar record in home matches against Wellington. The most recent four are wins, overall 6 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss.

 

Players To Watch Out For:

 

Bruce Kamau:

Bruce Kamau is a Kenyan-Australian footballer who plays as a winger for Melbourne City in the A-League.

He made his senior professional debut for Adelaide United in the 2014 FFA Cup in a match against Wellington Phoenix at the Marden Sports Complex on 5 August 2014. Adelaide won the match 1–0 in regulation time. He subsequently made his A-League debut in a match against Brisbane Roar in Round one of the 2014–15 A-League season.

Kamau scored his first A-League goal for Adelaide in a 1–0 win away to Melbourne Victory on 19 February, 2016, in the 90th minute of the match in Round 20 of the 2015–16 season. Kamau started in the 2016 A-League Grand Final, scoring the first goal of the game.

This season, he has scored 3 out of 4 goals scored by Melbourne in the league.

Marcin Budzinski:

Marcin Budziński (born 6 July 1990 in Giżycko) is a Polish footballer who plays as a midfielder for A-League side Melbourne City.

Between 2008 and 2017, Budziński featured in the Ekstraklasa, the top flight of the Polish football system, where he played 200 matches for club sides Arka Gdynia and Cracovia.

In September 2017 Budziński transferred to Melbourne City of Australia’s A-League as one of the club’s marquee players.

He scored the all important winning goal for MCFC against city rivals Melbourne Victory.

 

 

Dario Vidosic:

Dario Vidosic is an Australian footballer who plays for Wellington Phoenix in A-League.

He started his career with Brisbane Roar, then moved in to FC Nuremberg in Germany, playing one top division and one second division league with them and was then loaned to MSV Duisberg and Arminia Bielefeld. After his release in 2011, he signed for Adelaide United and played his role for 2 seasons. He went on to play for FC Sion (Switzerland), Western Sydney Wanderers (Australia), Liaoning Hongyun FC (China), Seongnam FC (Korea) and at last signed for Wellington Phoenix this season.

The forward has now scored 2 goals from 2 matches this season for the Phoenix and hopes to continue with the streak.

 

1 week to go ⚽️

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