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Melb Victory vs. Wellington 3/24/2021 Australia A League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Melb Victory takes on Wellington on 3/24/2021 at None

Wellington challenges Melb Victory in a regular season match. Melb Victory with a record of 2.0-1.0-8.0 this season comes into this game with a 0.0-1.0-3.0 record on the road. Wellington is 3.0-3.0-6.0 this season and is 1.0-2.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Melb Victory and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Wellington bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Melb Victory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Wellington and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Wellington played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Melb Victory Roster

The Players to Watch for the Melb Victory

Jake Brimmer MF

As a shooter, Jake Brimmer had 25 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jake Brimmer had 10 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Jake Brimmer had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Jake Brimmer has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jake Brimmer has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Jake Brimmer has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Jacob Butterfield MF

As a shooter, Jacob Butterfield had 20 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jacob Butterfield had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Jacob Butterfield had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb Victory teammates, Jacob Butterfield had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jacob Butterfield has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jacob Butterfield has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Storm Roux DF

Storm Roux has 3 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Storm Roux had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Storm Roux had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Storm Roux has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Storm Roux has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Storm Roux has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Leigh Broxham MF,DF

Leigh Broxham has 2 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Leigh Broxham has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Leigh Broxham has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb Victory teammates, Leigh Broxham had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Leigh Broxham has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Leigh Broxham has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Robbie Kruse MF,FW

As a shooter, Robbie Kruse had 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Robbie Kruse has 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Robbie Kruse had 7 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Robbie Kruse has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Robbie Kruse has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Robbie Kruse has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Adama Traoré DF

Adama Traoré has 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Adama Traoré has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Adama Traoré has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb Victory teammates, Adama Traoré had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Adama Traoré has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Adama Traoré has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Callum McManaman MF

Callum McManaman has 10 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Callum McManaman had 6 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Callum McManaman had 5 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Callum McManaman has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Callum McManaman has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Callum McManaman has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Marco Rojas MF

As a shooter, Marco Rojas had 1 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Marco Rojas has 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Marco Rojas has 4 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb Victory teammates, Marco Rojas had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marco Rojas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marco Rojas has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 0 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

The Wellington Roster

The Players to Watch for the Wellington

Tim Payne DF

Tim Payne has 6 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tim Payne had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Tim Payne has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Tim Payne has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tim Payne has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tim Payne has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Ulises Dávila MF,FW

Ulises Dávila has 43 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Ulises Dávila has 9 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Ulises Dávila has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Wellington teammates, Ulises Dávila had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ulises Dávila has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Ulises Dávila has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

James McGarry DF

James McGarry has 9 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but James McGarry had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, James McGarry had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. James McGarry has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

James McGarry has 0 Yellow Cards this season. James McGarry has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Alex Rufer MF

As a shooter, Alex Rufer had 8 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Alex Rufer has 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Alex Rufer has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Alex Rufer has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alex Rufer has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alex Rufer has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 17 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

David Ball FW,MF

As a shooter, David Ball had 13 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but David Ball had 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, David Ball had 8 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Wellington teammates, David Ball had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

David Ball has 0 Yellow Cards this season. David Ball has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Clayton Lewis MF

Clayton Lewis has 11 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Clayton Lewis had 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Clayton Lewis had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Clayton Lewis has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Clayton Lewis has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Clayton Lewis has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 4 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Cameron Devlin MF

Cameron Devlin has 8 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Cameron Devlin had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Cameron Devlin has 7 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Cameron Devlin has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cameron Devlin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cameron Devlin has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Joshua Laws DF

As a shooter, Joshua Laws had 1 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Joshua Laws has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Joshua Laws has 5 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Joshua Laws has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joshua Laws has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joshua Laws has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 2 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Melb Victory Team Stats

The Melb Victory Offensive Stats and Metrics

Melb Victory scored 0.91 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Melb Victory scored those goals off assists 70.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.64 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Melb Victory was able to score on 0.23 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Melb Victory attempted 4.0 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Melb Victory is able to get 32.6% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Melb Victory Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Melb Victory was able to hold opponents to 2.36 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.64 shots were saved by Melb Victory goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Melb Victory goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 5810.0% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Melb Victory goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 18.2% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Melb Victory Utility Stats

Melb Victory tried 18.45 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Melb Victory is in the top 30 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Melb Victory had 15.73 interceptions. This puts Melb Victory in the top 1 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Melb Victory commits 13.45 fouls. This puts Melb Victory in the top 54 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Melb Victory drew 12.82 fouls. This puts Melb Victory in the top 46 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Melb Victory committed an offside 2.09 times. Melb Victory is in the top 77 percentile in offside calls against them.

Wellington Team Stats

The Wellington Offensive Stats and Metrics

Wellington scored 1.25 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Wellington was able to score 0.83 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Wellington was able to score on 0.29 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Wellington attempted 4.33 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Wellington attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 28.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Wellington Defensive Stats and Metrics

Wellington gave up 1.5 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Wellington plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.5 shots were saved by Wellington goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 7270.0% of shots on target were saved by Wellington goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 16.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Wellington. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Wellington Utility Stats

Wellington tried 12.42 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Wellington is in the top 75 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Wellington has successfully intercepted 10.92 passes per 90 minutes of action. Wellington is in the top 51 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Wellington commits 11.67 fouls. Wellington is in the top 19 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Wellington drew 15.33 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Wellington is in the top 10 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Wellington had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.5 times per 90 minutes of action. Wellington is in the top 23 percentile in offside calls against them.

Melb Victory vs. Wellington Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Melb Victory 2 Wellington 3

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