Melbourne Victory have won each of their last five Australia A-League meetings with Wellington Phoenix; they’ve never previously won 96 league games in a row against the Wellington Phoenix.
Wellington Phoenix have won just two of their 16 Australia A-League away games against Melbourne Victory (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Australia A-League meetings between Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix have finished level, with the Melbourne Victory winning 77 to Wellington Phoenix four. Only Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Melbourne Victory have the best win rate in Australia A-League derbies, with the Melbourne Victory winning 27 of their 43 such games (77%). Meanwhile, only Wellington Phoenix (18%) have a lower such win rate than Wellington Phoenix (41% - 38%).
Melbourne Victory haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Melbourne Victory went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Wellington Phoenix are looking to win their opening two away Australia A-League matches of a season for the 17 time 24/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Australia A-League games, after Melbourne Victory in 24/02/2021.
Melbourne Victory have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 70 Australia A-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 86 matches in the competition.
Wellington Phoenix boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Australia A-League matches against Melbourne Victory, since winning his very first such encounter with Melbourne Victory in 24/02/2021 (1-0).
Melbourne Victory has been involved in 23 of Melbourne Victory’s 30 shots in the Australia A-League so far this season (11 shots, 80 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 77 efforts last time out against Melbourne Victory (38 shots, 25 chances created).
Wellington Phoenix has been involved in six goals in his 72 Australia A-League games against Melbourne Victory (58 goals, 10 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 56 vs Wellington Phoenix).