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Bitesize Prediction: Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 27/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 25 Apr 2024

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Competition: A-League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 4/7 @ 1xBet

Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways on Saturday morning, Melbourne Victory will welcome Western Sydney Wanderers to AAMI Park.

Starting with the hosts, after officially accepting that they will be unable to punch a lucrative AFC Champions League ticket this season, Melbourne are sat in pole position to secure a bronze medal finish in 2024. Last seen missing out on what they had billed as a potential opportunity as they had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against Brisbane, the Victory have lost just one of their previous six A-League appearances. Opening April with a stunning 2-1 victory against bitter local rivals Melbourne City, Tony Popovic’s side have gained a reputation for their largely rugged performances on home soil. Including a 2-1 win against Perth last month, Saturday’s hosts have collected seven points from their previous three A-League showdowns at AAMI Park. Landing an action-packed 4-3 victory when they met Western Sydney for their reverse A-League battle on December 10th, Popovic’s men will be desperate for a repeat performance this weekend.

As for the visitors, although Western Sydney might have found a minor A-League boost on either side of March’s International break, the Wanderers have continued to show a string of issues. Last seen slumping to a 2-1 defeat at home against Melbourne City, Marko Rudan’s men have now lost all of their previous three appearances on the bounce by an aggregate scope of 6-3. Opening April with a shock 2-1 loss at the hands of Brisbane, Saturday’s guests have also tasted defeat in six of their last eight outings. With their recent struggles underlined by an infamous 7-0 drumming against Melbourne last month, the former Wellington boss should be bracing himself for another tricky challenge here. Knowing that nothing less than three points will be enough in their bid to punch a dramatic late play-off ticket, Western Sydney have shown some rather glaring defensive issues. In what could be a nail-biting affair this weekend, we are backing both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Bet: Both teams to score at Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers 4/7 for Saturday’s A-League matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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