The fourth-placed Wellington Phoenix received a reality check last weekend courtesy of a 4-2 loss in Perth. We take a look at Saturday’s (15/2/2020) A-League 2020 Round 19 match is between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City.
When: Saturday 15th February, 5:00PM
Where: Eden Park
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Gary Hooper’s quick-fire brace in the second half gave the Kiwi outfit a sniff, but defence let them down after conceding three goals just once previously this season. The defeat was Wellington’s second in three games since their record-equalling nine-game unbeaten run.
The Phoenix have won six and drawn one of their last seven at home and are taking this clash to Eden Park, where they put away Wanderers 2-1 in December.
Melbourne City FC hung onto second spot via a 2-1 derby win over the Victory last Friday. Florin Berenguer and Jamie Maclaren were City’s goal-scorers in a vital result. They are aiming to snap a three-game winless run on the road, losing 3-1 in Adelaide in Week 18.
The teams’ last seven encounters were won by the home team – including City FC’s 3-2 victory in Melbourne in Week 4.
Melbourne City last won in New Zealand in February 2017. Wellington look a good bet as narrow outsiders.
Tip: Melbourne City at $2.60
Correct Score: Melbourne City 2 – 1 at $9.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change