Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City – Friday 08:50, BT Sport 2
Western Sydney rode a wave of confidence after winning in Seoul midweek to beat Wellington at the weekend, a pair of results that afforded them their first back-to-back wins since August. They’re now safely in the playoff spots, five points clear of the Phoenix, and this week they host a Melbourne City side that romped to a 4-0 victory against Newcastle last time out. City need to keep up the pace as they sit only four points clear of Brisbane in fifth – a late slump could see them forced to play their first playoff game away from home.
Melbourne City’s away form has improved recently – they’ve won each of their last two on the road, but those two wins were their first two road victories since the beginning of November and were over two teams below Western Sydney, meaning they’ll have to prove they can do it against stronger opposition here . Each of their last six on the road has featured more than two goals and they’ve scored the third-most away goals this season, but with five of Western Sydney’s last six at home going under 2.5, their goal-filled run could come to an end. Western Sydney have won just one of their last 12 against top-half sides and Melbourne are unbeaten in their last five against middle-third sides, so City have a good chance of making inroads here.
The Wanderers are marked as favourites here, but we think City look strong enough against middle-third sides to build on their recent good away form and potentially take home three points. We’ll back them on the Draw No Bet.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus