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W Sydney vs. Melb City 3/26/2021 Australia A League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

W Sydney faces Melb City on 3/26/2021.

Melb City encounters W Sydney in a regular season match. W Sydney with a record of 6.0-4.0-3.0 this season comes into this game with a 3.0-3.0-0.0 record on the road. Melb City is 7.0-0.0-4.0 this season and is 4.0-0.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for W Sydney and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against W Sydney.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Melb City and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Melb City came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on W Sydney at their home pitch.

The W Sydney Roster

The Players to Watch for the W Sydney

Ziggy Gordon DF

As a shooter, Ziggy Gordon had 14 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 Ziggy Gordon had 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Ziggy Gordon had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his W Sydney teammates, Ziggy Gordon had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ziggy Gordon has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ziggy Gordon has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Keanu Baccus MF

Keanu Baccus 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 Keanu Baccus had 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Keanu Baccus had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his W Sydney teammates, Keanu Baccus had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Keanu Baccus has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Keanu Baccus has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Tate Russell MF

As a shooter, Tate Russell had 17 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Tate Russell has 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Tate Russell had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his W Sydney teammates, Tate Russell had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tate Russell has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tate Russell has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Graham Dorrans MF

As a shooter, Graham Dorrans had 15 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Graham Dorrans has 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Graham Dorrans has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his W Sydney teammates, Graham Dorrans had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Graham Dorrans has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Graham Dorrans has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

James Troisi MF

As a shooter, James Troisi 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 James Troisi had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, James Troisi had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his W Sydney teammates, James Troisi had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

James Troisi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. James Troisi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Mark Natta DF

As a shooter, Mark Natta had 5 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 Mark Natta 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.

Mark Natta has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Mark Natta has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mark Natta has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mark Natta has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Dylan McGowan DF

As a shooter, Dylan McGowan 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. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Dylan McGowan 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.

Dylan McGowan has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Dylan McGowan has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dylan McGowan has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dylan McGowan has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Simon Cox FW

As a shooter, Simon Cox had 17 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 Simon Cox had 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Simon Cox has 7 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his W Sydney teammates, Simon Cox had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Simon Cox has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Simon Cox has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

The Melb City Roster

The Players to Watch for the Melb City

Curtis Good DF

As a shooter, Curtis Good 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. Curtis Good 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.

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

Curtis Good has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Curtis Good has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 2 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Jamie Maclaren FW

Jamie Maclaren has 51 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Jamie Maclaren has 22 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Jamie Maclaren has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb City teammates, Jamie Maclaren had 11 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jamie Maclaren has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Jamie Maclaren has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 1 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Connor Metcalfe MF

Connor Metcalfe has 17 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Connor Metcalfe has 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Connor Metcalfe had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Connor Metcalfe has 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.

Connor Metcalfe has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Connor Metcalfe has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Craig Noone MF,FW

Craig Noone has 17 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 Craig Noone had 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Craig Noone 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 City teammates, Craig Noone had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Craig Noone has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Craig Noone has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Scott Jamieson DF

Scott Jamieson has 4 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 Scott Jamieson 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, Scott Jamieson had 8 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Scott Jamieson has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Scott Jamieson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Scott Jamieson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 17 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Rostyn Griffiths MF,DF

Rostyn Griffiths has 4 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 Rostyn Griffiths had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Rostyn Griffiths had 7 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Rostyn Griffiths has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rostyn Griffiths has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rostyn Griffiths has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 1 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Florin Berenguer MF

As a shooter, Florin Berenguer had 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 Florin Berenguer had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Florin Berenguer had 7 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb City teammates, Florin Berenguer had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Florin Berenguer has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Florin Berenguer has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Nathaniel Atkinson DF

Nathaniel Atkinson has 7 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 Nathaniel Atkinson had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Nathaniel Atkinson had 6 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Melb City teammates, Nathaniel Atkinson had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Nathaniel Atkinson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nathaniel Atkinson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

W Sydney Team Stats

The W Sydney Offensive Stats and Metrics

W Sydney scored 1.54 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, W Sydney was able to score 1.08 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, W Sydney was able to score on 0.30 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

W Sydney attempted 5.08 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. W Sydney attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 32.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

W Sydney Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, W Sydney was able to hold opponents to 0.92 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. W Sydney goalkeepers fended off 3.77 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 7550.0% of shots on target were saved by W Sydney 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. W Sydney goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 30.8% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







W Sydney Utility Stats

W Sydney tried 20.77 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts W Sydney in the top 12 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. W Sydney has successfully intercepted 14.77 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts W Sydney in the top 2 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. W Sydney has committed 11.62 fouls per 90 minutes of action. W Sydney is in the top 19 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, W Sydney drew 10.85 fouls. W Sydney is in the top 84 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, W Sydney committed an offside 2.54 times. This puts W Sydney in the top 95 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Melb City Team Stats

The Melb City Offensive Stats and Metrics

Melb City scored 1.91 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Melb City scored those goals off assists 81.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.55 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Melb City was able to score on 0.34 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Melb City attempted 5.55 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Melb City is able to get 37.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Melb City Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Melb City was able to hold opponents to 1.0 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.36 shots were saved by Melb City goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Melb City truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Melb City goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 5770.0% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 45.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Melb City. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Melb City Utility Stats

Melb City tried 19.0 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Melb City is in the top 25 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Melb City has successfully intercepted 14.27 passes per 90 minutes of action. Melb City is in the top 5 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Melb City commits 12.91 fouls. This puts Melb City in the top 41 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Melb City drew 9.64 fouls. This puts Melb City in the top 96 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Melb City had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.73 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Melb City in the top 46 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

W Sydney vs. Melb City Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: W Sydney 1 Melb City 0

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