Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory Prediction– A-League, Wednesday, April 6, 2022

| April 4, 2022 6:31 am PDT

Perth Glory is in a real mess. Having failed to win any of their previous ten games, the Western Australians find themselves six points adrift at the bottom of the standings.

On the flip side, a seven-game unbeaten streak has seen Melbourne Victory cement fourth place on the A-League ladder. Despite having played one game fewer than Perth, Tony Popovic’s men hold a 14-point lead over the Glory.

Can Perth turn things around when Victory visits WA this Wednesday, April 6? Keep reading this Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory betting preview to discover my answer to that question.

Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory Odds

Here are the latest odds for Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory, courtesy of 10bet.

Perth Glory to Win3.75
The Draw3.80
Melbourne Victory to Win1.86

Unsurprisingly, Perth Glory (3.75) heads into Wednesday’s clash as the bookmakers’ outsider. Not only have the Western Australians failed to win any of the last ten games, but they have also won just three of their 19 A-League clashes this season.

Melbourne Victory (1.86) is favored to claim all three points in Western Australia after notching a seven-game unbeaten streak in the A-League. Only first-place Melbourne City has suffered fewer losses than Victory in 2021-22.

Before we settle on a Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory prediction, we need to take a closer look at the teams.

Can Perth Snap a 10-Game Winless Streak?

After managing to pick up just three wins across the first 16 games, Richard Garcia was relieved of his duties on March 20. Ruben Zivkovich was appointed as the Glory’s interim manager, but the former Perth player has yet to change the team’s fortunes.

The Western Australians have registered one draw and two losses since Garcia’s departure, conceding six goals in the process. That means they head into Wednesday’s clash on a ten-game winless run.

Last weekend, the Glory looked set to pick up their first win since February 20. Early goals from Giordano Colli and Trent Ostler saw them race into a 2-0 lead inside 18 minutes against Macarthur. But the good times didn’t last long.

Despite enjoying 62% possession, Perth faced a barrage of 25 shots. Thanks to goals from Ulises Davila, Craig Noone, Al Hassan Toure, and Moudi Najjar, the Bulls ended up winning 4-2.

Only two sides have conceded fewer goals than Perth this season – and one of those sides is Melbourne Victory. However, the Western Australians are the lowest scorers in the competition by a considerable margin.

Will Popovic’s Men Extend Their 7-Game Unbeaten Run?

The battle for a top-six finish is beginning to heat up. With third-place Macarthur (29 points) and seventh-place Wellington (27 points) separated by only two points, the race looks destined to go down to the wire.

That said, the Boys in Blue will be happy with their current position. Although they are locked on 28 points with Sydney FC and Adelaide United, they have three games in hand over the Sky Blues and the Reds.

Better still,
Popovic’s men have avoided defeat in each of their past seven A-League outings. Thanks to a run of three wins and four draws, they remain firmly in control of their own destiny.

Victory held both Melbourne City and Western United to a draw last month. Having secured a 1-0 win against Adelaide in their previous game, they have proved that they can compete with the top teams in the comp.

Only the bottom three teams have scored fewer goals than Popovic’s men this season. But what they lack in attack, they more than make up for at the back. Indeed, Victory boasts the best defensive record in the A-League.

Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory Prediction

Victory is on a seemingly unstoppable hot streak at the moment. Having avoided defeat in each of their last seven A-League games, the Boys in Blue shouldn’t struggle to dispatch lowly Perth.

By contrast, the Glory is stuck in a rut. The Western Australians have failed to win any of their previous ten matches and sit 14 points shy of Victory after enduring a run of three defeats in four outings.

All the signs point towards a straightforward away win here. After all, this matchup brings together the team with the worst offensive record and the side with the best defensive record in the A-League.

My Pick for Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory

Pick
  • Melbourne Victory to Win
    1.86

If you just absorbed all the statistics above, you won’t be shocked that the away win is my Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory pick. At the end of the day, these two sides are operating on totally different levels right now.

There are two more midweek A-League games on the horizon. Follow the links below to unearth my predictions and picks for Central Coast Mariners vs. Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City vs. Sydney FC.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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