Melbourne City vs Western United prediction, odds & betting tips – 28/04/2024

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Melbourne City vs Western United Prediction
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Melbourne Rectangular Stadium will host the upcoming Melbourne City vs Western United head-to-head on the 28th of April. It will be a game, which Western United’s player will be eager to forget, but you will read more about it in the following Melbourne City vs Western United betting tips. Don’t miss out on the exclusive content we have prepared for you.

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Melbourne City vs Westen United prediction: Hearts with a vital win

Melbourne City vs Western United predictions
Our pick

⬆️ Over 1.5 Melbourne City goals

Yes

⚽ Correct score prediction

Melbourne City 2-1 Western United

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

Key Stats

  • Melbourne City have the best attacking record in the league, with 49 goals scored so far.
  • Hearts won two consecutive A-League outings.
  • Western United lost 14 of their league games this season.
  • Western United have the 2nd-weakest backline in the business, with 54 goals allowed in 26 league matches.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Can’t-miss chance for Hearts

  • HOME: 13/25 (1.52) – 65.1%
  • DRAW: 39/10 (4.90) – 18.9%
  • AWAY: 49/10 (5.90) – 16.0%

*These Melbourne City vs Western United odds are subject to change

Melbourne City are the expected winners here, as Maclaren and his colleagues keep a massive 65.1% win probability ahead of the kick-off on the 28th of April. Understandably, this makes coach John Aloisi’s players the underdogs in this competition. They only see a 16.0% chance of scooping the three points in this last game before the final part of the season.

Last five H2Hs: Western don’t measure up

Australia A-League 07/01/24

Western United FC

Western United FC

1
Melbourne City

Melbourne City

2

Australia A-League 21/10/23

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1
Western United FC

Western United FC

2

Australia A-League 22/04/23

Western United FC

Western United FC

1
Melbourne City

Melbourne City

3

Australia A-League 07/01/23

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

4
Western United FC

Western United FC

0

Australia A-League 07/10/22

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

2
Western United FC

Western United FC

1

City knows how to handle Western United. You can see that from the Melbourne City vs Western United head-to-head statistics in this chapter of our article.

Melbourne City team news and form: Hearts can’t stop scoring

With almost 50 goals since the start of the season, Melbourne City are surely performing well in the attack. It’s the backline that’s causing trouble for the manager, but we are sure that a lackluster side such as Western United will not trouble Hearts at home.

Predicted lineup: Young (GK), Soupayen, Godoy, Reis, Ugarkovic, Leckie, Jeggo, Natel, Arslan, Jakolis & Maclaren

Australia A-League 05/05/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

1 (3)

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1 (2)

Australia A-League 28/04/24

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Western United FC

Western United FC

0

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

Australia A-League 20/04/24

W

Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

1

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

2

Australia A-League 14/04/24

W

Perth Glory

Perth Glory

0

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

8

Australia A-League 06/04/24

L

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

Western United team news and form: Too little, too late

Western United won two of their last four league outings, but their good momentum won’t amount to anything positive, as the team is semi-last after 26 matches played. Moreover, the coach will have to find solutions to the issues at the back, which further makes things complicated for the manager.

Predicted lineup: Heward-Belle (GK), Garuccio, Donachie, Imai, Shamoon, Wales, Lustica, Thurgate, Danzkai, Ruhs & Grimaldi

Australia A-League 28/04/24

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

Western United FC

Western United FC

0

Australia A-League 21/04/24

W

Perth Glory

Perth Glory

3

Western United FC

Western United FC

4

Australia A-League 16/04/24

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Adelaide United

Adelaide United

3

Western United FC

Western United FC

3

Australia A-League 13/04/24

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Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

2

Western United FC

Western United FC

0

Australia A-League 06/04/24

W

Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC

2

Western United FC

Western United FC

4

Player to watch: Jamie Maclaren

2022/23 Top Goalscorer Award winner Jamie Maclaren is the player to watch in our Melbourne City vs Western United prediction. He did a fantastic jobs with Hearts’ jersey last season, when he scored a total of 24 goals in 29 league appearances, adding three assists to his name as well.

Melbourne City vs Western United Player
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Maclaren far from his best days

With only nine goals in 26 league matches, Maclaren isn’t performing as well as he did last season. We are sure that the best is yet to come from this sensational player and it’s coach Aloisi’s boys who will feel his wrath.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.