Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City Match Analysis & Prediction
15/01/2023 7:00 am
In a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday in the A-League, current table toppers Melbourne City travel to face third-placed Western Sydney Wanderers.
Western Sydney Wanderers have been strong at home this season, having only lost a single game in the A-League, which should bring some confidence to the side.
They will be trying to get back to winning ways on Sunday after they were beaten 1-0 by Perth Glory in their most recent game, with a second-half goal from Keegan Jelacic proving decisive on the occasion.
Western Sydney Wanderers have only conceded eight goals all season, which is a record that only their opponents are able to top at the moment.
They ahve not let in more than one goal in a game since back in November, which provides plenty of confidence for the hosts entering the contest.
However, Melbourne City have had no problem scoring throughout the campaign with 23 goals to their name already at this point, which have helped to fire them to the top of the standings.
Melbourne City showcased their attacking qualities in their most recent game, as they claimed a 4-0 victory over Western United, with each goal coming from a different scorer.
Considering that they have a six-point gap at the top of the table and a game in hand on their nearest competitors, they should have plenty of confidence, with Melbourne City potentially pushing even further away this weekend.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne City Head to head
In the previous 30 meetings between these two sides, they have each claimed 12 victories while drawing in six. Melbourne City have scored 54 goals and conceded 49 in the process.
14/03/2020Melbourne City1Western Sydney Wanderers1A-League
02/03/2021Western Sydney Wanderers0Melbourne City2A-League
26/03/2021Melbourne City4Western Sydney Wanderers1A-League
09/01/2022Melbourne City3Western Sydney Wanderers3A-League
11/02/2022Western Sydney Wanderers1Melbourne City3A-League
Western Sydney Wanderers Team News
Jarrod Carluccio has been missing for the hosts in recent matches due to injury, and that situation is likely to continue to be a concern for the club.
Western Sydney Wanderers will also have to make a change at the back, with Gabriel Cleur having been suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Western Sydney Wanderers's Last 5 Matches
10/12/2022Wellington Phoenix1Western Sydney Wanderers1A-League
18/12/2022Western United1Western Sydney Wanderers0A-League
23/12/2022Brisbane Roar1Western Sydney Wanderers1A-League
01/01/2023Western Sydney Wanderers4Macarthur0A-League
06/01/2023Perth Glory1Western Sydney Wanderers0A-League
Melbourne City Team News
Melbourne City will be sure to feature Jamie Maclaren, who has been showcasing his attacking qualities throughout the season, scoring in 10 matches in a row.
Considering the dominant performance displayed throughout their most recent game, it would not be a surprise to see an unchanged XI for this game.
Melbourne City's Last 5 Matches
12/11/2022Newcastle Jets1Melbourne City2A-League
27/12/2022Melbourne City1Central Coast Mariners0A-League
02/01/2023Wellington Phoenix1Melbourne City3A-League
07/01/2023Melbourne City4Western United0A-League
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne City: Odds and Predictions
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