Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix
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Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix is the most anticipated meet in the A-League clash. The match will be the answer to many previous wounds. In this article, you are going to know the start time, preview, and how to watch.

The rivalry between Victory and Phoenix is very well known as these two are the biggest obstacle for each other to upgrade their rank. Both Melbourne and Wellington are in a good place on the ranking board but a loss may slip them away from that position. So, the match is highly important for both the teams.

Preview:

Melbourne Victory will play their 25th match against the Wellington Phoenix and it will 24th for Phoenix in the A-League. A-League is the most prestigious football tournament in Australia and brings out the boss of the football team in AU.

Victory has a long history with Phoenix. Their rivalry is famous in the A-League as both the teams fight with all their heart and soul to defeat one another. Melbourne’s last meeting with Wellington was two months ago. Phoenix won that game against Victory by 1-0.

Now, Melbourne will host the game against Wellington. Melbourne is a strong team and they have more winning records than the Wellington. And now Melbourne is hosting the game so this will be a hard match for Phoenix. And this time Melbourne will look forward to taking revenge for their last loss.

Melbourne is currently holding the third position on the scoreboard while Wellington is in the fifth position. The Victory holds 42 and Wellington holds 36 points. A win may not improve Melbourne’s rank but if Wellington wins the game then they have a huge possibility to go to the fourth place.

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When and Where is Melbourne Victory vs. Wellington Phoenix?

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix will be played on April 29, Friday at 7.45 PM (local time), and 10.45 AM (UK). The match will take place at the AAMI Park.

Team News:

Melbourne will be prepared for Wellington with a strong team. In the match against Brisbane, Matt Spiranovic was absent and was taking rest to heal. Now he is planning to return to the field against Phoenix. Plus the Victory’s defence is highly strong as Spiranovic, Brendan Hamill And Roderick Miranda all are giving amazing performance. On Monday, Marco Rojas, Nick D’agostino and Rai Marchan spend most of their time seating on the bench. And against Wellington, they are hoping to start with the opening game.

To prevent the attack on Melbourne and instead damage them badly, Wellington will bring back their best player, Gary Hooper. The return of Hooper will surely help Wellington to win the match.

Possible Lineup:

Melbourne Victory

Ivan Kelava; Jason Davidson, Brendan Hamill, Matthew Spiranovic, Jason Geria; Joshua Brilliante, Jay Barnett; Ben Folami, Jake Brimmer, Marco Rojas; Nicholas D’Agostino

Wellington Phoenix

Alex Paulsen; Sam Sutton, Joshua Laws, Tim Payne, Scott Wootton; Nicholas Pennington, Louis Fenton, Walter Sandoval, Jaushua Sotirio; Ben Waine, David Ball

Head to Head:

Melbourne Victory have a good record against Wellington Phoenix and have won 22 out of 44 matches played between the two teams. Wellington Phoenix have managed 11 victories against Melbourne Victory and will need to improve their record in this fixture.

The previous meeting between the two teams took place in February this year and ended in a 1-0 victory for Wellington Phoenix. Melbourne Victory were poor on the day and have a point to prove this week.

  • Melbourne Victory form guide in the A-League: D-W-W-D-W
  • Wellington Phoenix form guide in the A-League: W-L-W-W-L

How to Watch Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix on TV and Live Stream?

A-League is the most prestigious tournament of football in Australia. The matches of the A-League will be broadcast is many TV channels. Fans can use Sky Sports, BT Sports, Channel 10 and all the other major channels to watch the Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix match.

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