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Perth Glory vs Melbourne City Predictions & Tips - Perth to inflict more pain on City

  • Perth Glory vs Melbourne City predictions for Saturday’s match
  • The game is being played at 10.20am GMT at NIB Stadium
  • Bruno Fornaroli has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches
  • I’m tipping Over 2.5 goals and Perth to win
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Perth Glory have won their last two matches in the A-League (Getty Images)
Athos Sirianos 18 Feb 2021
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Perth Glory vs Melbourne City Predictions 


Perth Glory play their first home match of the season against a City side who have lost their last three. Bruno Fornaroli has been one of the league’s form strikers with four goals in five games. 

I’m backing Over 2.5 Goals and a Perth win, with value on Fornaroli scoring.

  • Perth Glory have won their last 2 matches (A-League).
  • Bruno Fornaroli has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Perth Glory have seen Over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Melbourne City (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have seen Over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (A-League).

Head to Head


Perth Glory have a 17-8 record against City in the head-to-head with 10 draws in 35 encounters. 

Their last meeting saw Perth triumph in a 3-1 win away from home. Midfielders Daniel Stynes and Dane Ingham scored in the opening half before striker Nick D’Agostino sealed the win late.

Perth Glory Form


After a late 2-1 defeat to the Melbourne Victory, Perth have bounced back by winning their next two matches. 

The Glory upset last season’s runners-up Melbourne City away from home with a comprehensive 3-1 win. Perth then travelled to Adelaide where they came from behind to defeat the Reds 2-1. 

Striker Bruno Fornaroli equalised in the 73rd minute before an own goal from Adelaide defender George Timotheou saw the Glory escape with a big away win.

Since then, Perth had their matches against Macarthur and Melbourne Victory postponed due to border closures in Western Australia.

Perth Glory Injuries & Team News


Defender Osama Malik is out with a shoulder injury, while attacker Chris Ikonomidis is about a month away from returning from a ruptured ACL.

Melbourne City Form


Melbourne City have endured a horror start to 2021.

Following their 3-1 loss to Perth at home, things then went from bad to worse. 

After a promising start against the Mariners, City surrendered a two goal lead to go down 3-2. 

Defender Kerrin Stokes was also sent off with the match level at 2-2, allowing the Mariners to take full advantage with the extra man.

City would then suffer a third straight loss the bottom placed Newcastle Jets away from home. The match ended 1-0 to the Jets, with City’s inaccuracy failing them once again.

They then had their next two matches postponed due to Melbourne going into a five day lockdown due to the coronavirus.

Melbourne City Injuries & Team News


Portuguese import Nuno Reis made his debut last week replacing the suspended Stokes, who will be in contention to return. 

Defensive midfielder Rostyn Griffiths has missed several weeks and could strengthen City’s defensive ranks after recovering during the extended break.

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Verdict

Melbourne City are out of form and travel to face a Glory side who have won their last two. Fornaroli has impressed as part of a potent Perth front third with four goals in his last five.

I'm tipping Over 2.5 goals and Perth to win, with value on Bruno Fornaroli scoring.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-151.52 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Perth Glory Win Full Time Result @145.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Bruno Fornaroli Anytime Goalscorer @100.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Bruno Fornaroli First Goalscorer @375.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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