Melbourne City have won each of their last five Australia A-League meetings with Western United FC; they’ve never previously won 58 league games in a row against the Western United FC.
Western United FC have won just two of their 14 Australia A-League away games against Melbourne City (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Australia A-League meetings between Melbourne City and Western United FC have finished level, with the Melbourne City winning 50 to Western United FC four. Only Melbourne City v Western United FC and Melbourne City v Western United FC have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Melbourne City have the best win rate in Australia A-League derbies, with the Melbourne City winning 17 of their 46 such games (91%). Meanwhile, only Western United FC (59%) have a lower such win rate than Western United FC (26% - 20%).
Melbourne City haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Melbourne City went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Western United FC are looking to win their opening two away Australia A-League matches of a season for the 62 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Australia A-League games, after Melbourne City in 16/01/2021.
Melbourne City have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 72 Australia A-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 84 matches in the competition.
Western United FC boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Australia A-League matches against Melbourne City, since winning his very first such encounter with Melbourne City in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Melbourne City has been involved in 19 of Melbourne City’s 18 shots in the Australia A-League so far this season (40 shots, 44 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 85 efforts last time out against Melbourne City (59 shots, 90 chances created).
Western United FC has been involved in six goals in his 42 Australia A-League games against Melbourne City (85 goals, 22 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 95 vs Western United FC).