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The A-League’s two bottom sides go head-to-head as Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix both look to get themselves off the foot of the ladder. Stay up to date with their A-League clash with live scores on The Roar from 7:05pm (AEDT).
The Victory find themselves anchored to the bottom of the A-League ladder after seven matches – largely in part to an anaemic forward setup that’s scored just five times all season. Worryingly, those five goals have come in three games, meaning they’ve failed to score in more games than not so far.
They enter this clash having lost three in a row, with a 0-0 draw beforehand. The last time they scored a goal was against Brisbane at the beginning of February – but they conceded five in the same game.
Despite encouraging form in the pre-season friendlies, Wellington also find themselves in a hole with just one win to their name thus far. Things aren’t as bad as they are for their opponents, but the Phoenix have just eight goals in seven matches – finding the back of the net twice on just two occasions this season.
A bad patch in the second half cost them against the Wanderers on the weekend as they saw their 1-0 lead turn into a 2-1 deficit in the space of five minutes, although they replied quickly to settle for a 2-2 draw.
Kick-off time: 7:05pm (AEDT)
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go, MyFootball Live app
Betting: Victory $2.54, Phoenix $2.58, draw $3.40 (odds via PlayUp)