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Melbourne City vs Western United Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - City to book first Grand Final spot

  • Melbourne City and Western United contest the first A-League semi-final
  • The winner will progress to a first-ever Grand Final appearance
  • The semi-final kicks off at 8.00am BST at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney
  • Melbourne City have won all three previous matches against Western United
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Jamie MacLaren of Melbourne City will be crucial to his team's chance against Western United (Getty Images)

Melbourne City and Western United battle it out for a place in the A-League Grand Final on Wednesday. City defeated Western United a week ago in the final league game, but will it be same outcome in the last four clash at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney?

Melbourne City Form & Team News


Melbourne City ended the regular season in second spot to earn a place in the semi-finals. They did so on the back of a run of two wins and a draw since the A-League season restarted.

City defeated Premiers Plate winner Sydney FC 2-0 and then drew 2-2 draw with Adelaide United to wrap up the runners-up spot. Erick Mombaerts' side overcame a weakened Western United 3-1 in their final game last Wednesday.

Melbourne City have lost just three times in 2020, winning 8 of their 15 games and drawing four. They have been one of the A-League's most consistent sides since the turn of the year but have never played in a Grand Final. 

Can they break their semi-final hoodoo this season?

Western United Form & Team News


Western United's dream debut season in the A-League continues after they defeated Brisbane Roar 1-0 in Sunday's Elimination Final to progress to the last four. Alessandro Diamanti scored a match-winning free-kick.

Mark Rudan's side have been on a dream run to end the season, winning seven of their last nine games. One of the two defeats was against City, but the likes of Besart Berisha and Diamanti were rested in preparation for the clash with Roar.

Mark Rudan's side beat Central Coast Mariners, Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney Wanderers, Perth Glory and Sydney FC on the run in to finish in fifth spot on the ladder in their maiden A-League season. 

Can they continue the fairytale beginnings to their history by reaching the Grand Final?

Melbourne City vs Western United Head to Head


Melbourne City and Western United met three times in the regular season with all three results going the way of City. 

The first-ever meeting ended 2-1 before City came out on top again in an entertaining 3-2 victory. They then won 3-1 last Wednesday against a Western United side missing some key names.

Melbourne City vs Western United Odds


Melbourne City will start as favourites to reach a first-ever Grand Final. 

They are 2.10 to win in 90 minutes with Western United at 3.30 and the draw priced at 3.50. City are 1.53 to qualify and Western United 2.37 to reach the final.

Melbourne City vs Western United Stats


  • Melbourne City have lost 1 of their last 8 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have won all three previous matches against Western United (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have seen over 2.5 goals in their 3 matches against Western United (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have seen over 3.5 goals in 2 of their 3 matches against Western United (A-League).
  • Western United have won 7 of their last 9 matches (A-League).
  • Western United have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 9 matches (A-League).

Melbourne City vs Western United FAQs

Where can I watch the Melbourne City vs Western United live stream online?

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Where is Melbourne City vs Western United being played?

Melbourne City vs Western United is being played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

When is Melbourne City vs Western United being played?

Melbourne City vs Western United is being played at 08:00 BST on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

What competition are Melbourne City vs Western United playing in?

Melbourne City vs Western United are playing in the A-League semi-finals.

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Verdict

There has been so much to like about Western United this season, but this may be the end of the road. This will be their seventh game in 24 days and the quick turnaround from Sunday's Elimination Final is against Mark Rudan's side.

City won't get a better chance to reach a Grand Final and they should get the job done. Expect goals too given how the three games between these sides have played out this season.

Best Bet: Melbourne City Win Full-Time Result @110 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Melbourne & Over 2.5 Result & Total Goals @200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Melbourne & Over 3.5 Bet365 Bet Builder @375 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score: Melbourne City 3-1 Correct Score @1400 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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