WEL vs MLV Dream11: Wellington Phoenix face Melbourne Victory in an A-League clash at the Wollongong Showground on Wednesday. Wellington Phoenix held Brisbane Roar to a 1-1 draw at home on Sunday to continue a decent run of form that have seen them take seven of their total 12 points from their last four A-League matches. The sort-of hosts, considering their ‘home’ this season is on Australian soil in Wollongong, have been able to beat the teams around them in recent weeks and that should see more pressure heaped on rock-bottom Melbourne Victory. Victory have lost three league games in a row now but what is more concerning is by how much.
Date: 24 March, Wednesday
Time: 1:35 PM (IST)
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
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Wellington Phoenix FC – D-L-W-W-L
Melbourne Victory – L-L-L-W-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
WEL Wins- 03
MLV Wins– 02
Wellington Phoenix FC News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Wellington Phoenix will remain without centre-back Luke DeVere, who has missed the last six games with a long-term knee injury.
Expected changes and Strategy: In the absence of Luke DeVere, Tim Payne and Liam McGing have paired up at the back, keeping three clean sheets in their last five games.
Wellington Phoenix FC Starting XI (Likely)
Melbourne Victory News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Melbourne Victory remain weakened by several injuries, as defenders Ryan Shotton and Dylan Ryan both continue spells on the sidelines.
Expected changes and Strategy: Matt Acton was preferred to Max Crocombe in the Victory goal last time out, and Brebner could give him his second start of the season in this game.
Melbourne Victory Starting XI (Likely)
WEL vs MLV Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Ulises Davila: Davila has 4 goals and a total of 15 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 34.38%. He had a total of 12 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 17 chances.
Jake Brimmer: Brimmer has 4 goals and a total of 18 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 29.86%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 8 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
David Ball: Ball has 3 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 30.12%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 8 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 12 chances.
Defenders: Fenton, McGing, McGarry, Traore
Midfielders: Lewis, Brimmer, Butterfield, Ball
Attackers: Davila, Kruse
Wellington Phoenix are definitely the more fancied side heading into this game. They should beat a Victory side that have conceded nine goals in their last two A-League matches. In our WEL vs MLV Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for the home side in this match.