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Melbourne City Fc vs Western Sydney Wanderers: All you need to know about this match

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Melbourne City’s winning start to the new Hyundai A-League season came to a rather flat end last weekend as they were beaten 1-0 at home against the reigning A-League champions Sydney FC.

Losing to last season’s dominant side isn’t anything to be ashamed of, but they will feel a little disappointed not to have put up more of a fight going forward. It was almost a repeat of their FFA Cup exit to the same opponents just before the start of the league season.

Despite this defeat, Melbourne City are undoubtedly looking like a very promising side this season and will be hoping to overtake their cross-city rivals and last season’s runners up Melbourne Victory. Considering they are already nine points clear of their under-performing rivals, they can feel rather confident in doing so.

Western Sydney Wanderers haven’t had such a successful start to the season, but it has definitely had it’s upsides. They won their opening game against Perth Glory, and five games in they are yet to be beaten.

Unfortunately for the visitors each of the last four have ended all square, draws that were interrupted by their 2-1 loss against Adelaide United in the FFA Cup semi final. This leaves the visitors 4th in the table but already five points off the top spot.

 

Match Details:

Australia A-League 2017-18

Date: Sunday , 12 November 2017

Kick off at: 13.30 IST / 9.00 CET

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne

 

Head to Head:

Melbourne City have won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six meetings with Western Sydney Wanderers. Both teams have found the net in in five of these encounters.

Both teams have scored in 83% of the last six meetings between these two sides. Western Sydney Wanderers have scored in 100% of their last 14 competitive matches and have seen both teams score in 100% of their A-League games this season.

 

Team News:

Melbourne City FC~

Midfielder Fernando Brandan and star striker Bruno Fornaroli are sidelined for the hosts.

Western Sydney Wanderers~

The visitors are without goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson and midfielder Steven Lustica.

 

Prediction:

A major positive in their game is City’s inherent ability to find the net. They have scored in each of their last 14 competitive matches, so even with Melbourne City keeping  clean sheets in three of their league games this season, they will feel confident of getting on the score-sheet.

Wanderers don’t do so well at the back though. They have conceded in all five of their A-League games this season and face a Melbourne City side who have failed to score just twice at home since the start of last season. Backing Both Teams to Score looks a great choice here, so that’s what we’re going for alongside a 2-2 correct score predictions.