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06 Oct 2022
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  • Melbourne City vs Western United predictions for Friday’s A-League match
  • This fixture is being played at 9:45 BST at AAMI Park
  • Western United are unbeaten in their last 4 matches
  • Can City break their hoodoo against United?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Western United are unbeaten in their last four matches against City (Getty Images)

Melbourne City vs Western United Predictions 


Western United are unbeaten in their last four against this talented City side and had the league’s best defence last season. This one is tipped to see under 2.5 goals and a draw. 
  • Melbourne City vs Western United Predictions 
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne City Form
  • Melbourne City Injuries & Team News
  • Western United Form
  • Western United Injuries & Team News

  • Melbourne City have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Melbourne City have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against United.
  • Western United are unbeaten in their last 4 matches.
  • Western United have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head


City have a 5-4 record against United with one draw in ten encounters.

Melbourne City Form


The Australian Cup did not go to plan for Melbourne City. 

After getting past Newcastle 2-1 in the round of 32, City would be knocked by Wellington in the next round in a shock 2-1 loss at home.

Melbourne City Injuries & Team News


New midfielder Valon Berisha is expected to start and fill the void left by outgoing midfielders Connor Metcalfe and Rostyn Griffiths.

Additional signings Thomas Lam and Richard van der Venne are also a chance to make their A-League debuts.

Western United Form


Western United kicked off their Australia Cup campaign in style with a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory.

But the A-League champions were then undone in the Round of 16 in an upset defeat to NPL side Sydney United on penalties, after a 1-1 draw.

Western United Injuries & Team News


Mali international Tongo Doumbia is a chance to debut in midfield for John Aloisi’s side.

The club also signed A-League journeyman James Troisi and defender Jacob Tratt, who will also be in contention to make their Western United debuts.

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Verdict

City have a solid record at AAMI Park and with Western United boasting a defence which is difficult to get past, this one is tipped to end all square.

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