A-League In Focus – Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix Preview

When? Saturday 6th January, 08:50 (UK)

Where? AAMI Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne City & Wellington Phoenix - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MCITY1418

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Melbourne City W5
A-League meetings: Melbourne City W10, Wellington Phoenix W6, D7
All-time meetings: Melbourne City W10, Wellington Phoenix W6, D7

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Muscat, Schenkeveld, La Rocca, Jamieson; Jakobsen, Malik; Brattan, Vidosic, Fitzgerald; McCormack

Unavailable: Fornaroli (Injured), Mauk (International duty), Kamau (International duty), Tongyik (International duty)

Doubtful:

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Predicted line-up: Italiano; Galloway, Mullen, Durante, Rossi, Doyle; Ridenton, Paracki, McGlinchey; Krishna, Kaluderovic

Unavailable: Ljujic (Ineligible)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Melbourne City have won the last five A-League meetings between these two sides and the last four in Melbourne. They will be looking to bounce back after three straight defeats and should do so at home to bottom side Wellington Phoenix, who have won just once all season.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Wellington Phoenix do not have the best record against Melbourne City and you must cast your minds back to December 2013 for the last time that they picked up all three points against their upcoming opponents while on Australian soil. The Melbourne outfit were then known as Melbourne Heart and on this particular day they suffered a 1-0 defeat thanks to Wellington’s Stein Huysegems getting the only goal of the game.