Market: Melbourne Victory win
Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport
Looking to finish off the job and book their spot in the final of this year’s A-League final, Melbourne Victory will welcome Western United to AAMI Park on Saturday morning.
Starting with the hosts, managing to pick up a first-leg 1-0 victory away at their local rivals earlier in the week, Melbourne should be confident of finishing off the job here. Continuing on what has been a real domestic purple patch this season, the Victory appear to have hit top gear at a crucial time. Signing off their regular-season run with a stellar 4-1 romp away at former A-League champions Sydney, Head Coach Tony Popovic finds his side in the midst of a 13-match unbeaten run. With their remarkable run of form stemming all the way back to an AFC Champions League defeat against Kobe, Melbourne should find the mood in their camp at a real high this weekend. Likewise, it should also be noted, Saturday’s hosts are unbeaten at AAMI Park since the middle of February.
As for the visitors, hit with that 1-0 loss when they welcomed Melbourne across the city earlier in the week, Western United will know they face a huge task here. While the Green and Blacks might have eased their way to a play-off finish this season, John Aloisi’s men have failed to find any real stability over recent times. Despite signing off their regular-season run with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at home against Wellington, that is the only A-League win that they have collected from their last five attempts. Likewise, continuing to show some continued issues on the road this year, it should also be noted that Saturday’s guests have won just one of their previous six contests away from the GMHBA Stadium. Suffering that 1-0 loss in the first-leg, a similar outcome this weekend can be found at very generous odds.
Bet: Melbourne Victory 19/20 to beat Western United in Saturday’s A-League battle @ 888sport
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