We’re coming into the final stages of the Hyundai A-League regular season now, and things are still very tight in the race for the final playoff spots. Perth Glory are involved in that race, but at the moment they are on the back foot and have some catching up to do.
They currently sit 8th in the table, two points behind Brisbane Roar in 7th and four adrift of the last playoff position. With just 12 points left to play for in the regular season every point matters now, and Perth Glory have a tough run to finish the season with. After this hosting of Melbourne Victory they host league leaders Sydney FC and then travel to 2nd placed Newcastle Jets, so they need at least one upset to give themselves a chance of a top six finish.
Recently they have shown signs of improvement though. They beat Central Coast Mariners 3-1 last time out to make it three games unbeaten, and with three wins from their last six games they will feel a small sense of hope that they can pull it off.
Melbourne Victory were expecting to be challenging for the title at this point, but their torrid start to the campaign means they were out of the race for the Hyundai A-League Premiership before it had even begun. Fortunately for them, the season isn’t over yet. The playoffs are still to come and the Championship trophy is up for grabs.
Melbourne Victory have come on hugely in the second half of the season too. They hammered Central Coast Mariners last weekend with a 5-2 win, extending their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions. This includes their Asian Champions League group stages, and there they sit 3rd in the group with two games left to play and a realistic hope of making it to the knockout rounds.
Their A-League form has picked up too, and it’s especially impressive away from home. They have won five of their last seven trips away and scored 12 goals in the process, although defensively they are vulnerable. They have only managed three clean sheets in their 11 away days this season, and with them scoring in all but one of them this has unsurprisingly resulted in a number of high scoring games. In fact, six of their last eight on the road have seen three or more goals.
Perth Glory have a similar style of play. They have scored eight goals in their last three home matches in the league, but have only kept two clean sheets at the nib Stadium all season. This makes an Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score bet look the most promising option, along with a 2-2 correct score predictions.
Head To Head
Melbourne Victory have won three, drawn two, and lost two of their last seven meetings with Perth Glory.
Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory Stats
- 67% of the last six meetings between these sides has seen an Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score bet land.
- Perth Glory have conceded in 80% of their home games this season, but have scored eight goals in their last three.
- Melbourne Victory have only failed to score in 9% of their away matches this season, but have conceded in 73% of them.