Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne Victory – A-League, February 10, 2021
Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory will both be hoping to establish a sense of consistency when they clash at Bankwest Stadium on Wednesday, February 10.
The Wanderers have only lost one of their six A-League games this season, although three draws have come in their last four outings. On the flip side, one win in five games means Victory finds themselves at rock bottom of the standings.
I look at the odds and share my Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne Victory prediction and betting pick.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne Victory Odds
It is no real surprise that 10bet is favoring the Wanderers (2.25) to win this game. Still, the price for the home win is notably high here.
Victory (3.05) has started the new season as they finished the last, making it difficult to predict exactly how the team will fare from one game to the next. The bookies’ odds underline their inconsistency.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne Victory Preview
There is no denying that Carl Robinson will be pleased with the start that his side has made to the 2020/21 A-league campaign. After all, the Wanderers have only tasted defeat on one occasion this term.
However, there is a sense that the Western Sydney outfit has a lot more to offer.
The Wanderers haven’t lost since their opening game of the season, with two wins coming since then. But having drawn three of their previous four outings, Robinson’s men must learn how to see out matches.
Having said that, the Wanderers still boast the second-best defensive record in the league. The team has struggled to score goals this term, yet the backline had stood firm.
Fortunately, the visit of Victory provides the Wanderers with the ideal opportunity to return to winning ways.
To say that Victory has made a disappointing start to the season would be a massive understatement.
Grant Brebner’s men have won just one of their five games this term, with a narrow 2-1 win coming over Pert Glory last month. But other than that, it’s been a rough ride for the Boys in Blue.
Victory has already faced Brisbane Roar twice this year, with two heavy defeats leaving them with an aggregate scoreline of 3-8. Brebner’s side did manage to hold Western United to a goalless draw, although that result came after a loss to Adelaide United.
Last time out, Victory faced a barrage of 25 shots against the Roar, conceding five goals in the process. If it wasn’t for goalkeeper Max Crocombe making a series of saves, the defeat could have looked a whole lot worse.
They have only played five games this term, yet the Boys in Blue are already 11 points behind first-place Central Coast Mariners.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne Victory Betting Pick
Western Sydney Wanderers to Win2.25
The price for the home win seems too good to miss here. Yes, the Wanderers have struggled to score goals this season, but they shouldn’t find it too hard to penetrate Victory’s leaky backline.
At the end of the day, I just can’t see Brebner’s men getting anything from this game. The Boys in Blue have been nothing short of dismal this year.