We take a look at Friday afternoons (15/2/2019) A-League 2019 match which is between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory. Melbourne Victory go into the match as favourites to win at home but there is plenty of value for both teams in head to head markets.
When: Friday 15 February, 5:35pm
Where: Eden Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The previous two clashes between these teams this year have been nothing short of exceptional and if the football gods want to give fans a break, this game will be another memorable one.
When these sides met in Round 14, it was a breathtaking 3-3 draw with both sides having chances to take control of the contest and with plenty of finals permutations, neither team will want to drop any points here.
With the Victory losing at home to Perth last week and the Phoenix being held to a draw in Newcastle both sides would love to kick start their run home with a win here.
The tip for this game will hinge very much on the availability of Keisuke Honda, if he can get a full 90 minutes then the Victory should win, otherwise back the draw.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $2.00
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 1-0 at $TBA
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4. Mandi SOSA, 5. Ryan LOWRY, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 16.Louis FENTON, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE, 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6. Dylan FOX (promoted), 9. Nathan BURNS (promoted)
Unavailable: 19. Thomas DOYLE (injured – knee strain 3 weeks)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (C), 7.Kenny ATHIU, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Tommy DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 13.Birkan KIRDAR (promoted), 17.James DONACHIE (promoted), 19.Rahmat AKBARI (promoted)
Outs: 8.Terry ANTONIS (suspended)
Unavailable: 23.Jai INGHAM (quad), 21.Carl VALERI (hamstring), 11.Ola TOIVONEN (cork)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change