Western United vs. Melbourne Victory Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 17, 2022 11:05 CET
The first match of the semi-final series of the Australian A-League will be played tomorrow at 11:05, and Western United will meet the favored Melbourne Victory team.
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The home team finished third in the table with forty-five points, three points less than runner-up Melbourne Victory and four points less than the championship leader Melbourne City. Western United scored the most points at home (twenty-nine out of a total of forty-five), and we must say that they scored twenty-five goals in thirteen home games. The average of almost two goals per match shows enough of their quality, and we do not doubt that this time, too, the home field will be their “strongest weapon”. They eliminated the Wellington Phoenix team 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and we have to be objective and say that they played very poorly in that match, and that they were very lucky that the opponent did not punish all their failures in the right way. If they want to reach the finals, they will have to be much more careful in the duel against Melbourne Victory, but also much more engaged in the offense.
Ready to do battle ⚔️
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— Western United FC (@wufcofficial) May 16, 2022
The Melbourne Victory team almost went to the playoffs from the first position in the table, and in the end, it turned out that the draw against Brisbane Roar was “fatal” for them. The visiting team finished the regular part of the championship in the second position on the table, with a gap of one point to the city rival. It is interesting to note that the Melbourne Victory team achieved the best performance in the league when it comes to away matches (seven wins, four draws and two defeats with twenty goals scored and twelve goals conceded), so we are confident that their away game tomorrow the match won’t bother me too much. Since they started the playoffs as the second-placed team in the championship, they did not compete in the quarterfinals but directly secured participation in the semifinals, so they had a little more time to rest compared to tomorrow’s opponent. Although they are the big favorites in this duel, we still believe that they will want to solve the issue of reaching the finals in front of their fans, which means that tomorrow they will be maximally focused on the defensive segment of the game.
We’re back on the Finals stage tomorrow night at AAMI Park!
— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) May 16, 2022
23.03.22 AL Melbourne Victory – Western United 1:1
26.12.21 AL Melbourne Victory – Western United 3:1
20.11.21 AL Western United – Melbourne Victory 0:1
28.05.21 AL Western United – Melbourne Victory 1:6
27.02.21 AL Melbourne Victory – Western United 3:4
Team News and Injuries
There are no significant absences, and both teams will be able to count on all the most important players.
Western United vs. Melbourne Victory Prediction
Tomorrow awaits us with the first of two duels in this semi-final series between Western United and Melbourne Victory, and we have no doubt there will be a lot of excitement. Western United is playing great at home this season, while Melbourne Victory is the most successful team when it comes to away matches, so we believe that both teams have equal chances to win, although bookmakers give preference to the away team.
The offer on the number of corners in the match attracted the most attention, and here’s why:
Western United 11.82 corners per match / 81% games with at least 10 corners
Melbourne Victory FC 11.27 corners per match / 57% games with at least 10 corners
Considering that the home team will want to achieve a favorable result before the return match, we believe that tomorrow’s match will be played in a very offensive rhythm, and with a large number of shots towards the opponent’s goal, so we believe that we will see at least ten corners tomorrow. We are also of the opinion that both teams will play more carefully in the first half, and that there will be much more active in the other forty-five minutes.
Date and time: 17.05.2022 11:05 CET
Prediction: BET BUILDER
Over 1 goals in the match for teams combined
Over 0 goals in the 2nd half for both teams combined
Over 2 corners in the 1st half for both teams combined
Over 3 corners in the 2nd half for both teams combined
Over 8 corners in the match for both teams combined
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