Melbourne City have been struggling off-late, unable to push for wins and now drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 games. What has been consistent in all of those games is that City have scored in each of them, but also conceded in each of them. The front attacking lineup of Cahill, Fornaroli and Kamau have been attacking and creating chances for their team mates as well as goals, but have been inconsistent to continue delivering results that has seen them collapse from 2nd spot to now 4th in the table. Defensively, Melbourne have been quite weak for this season, in 13 games played; they have only kept one clean sheet so far; and that has been the reason for them not being able to win more games.
Western Sydney have been equally struggling with just 2 victories in 13 games, but with 8 draws, they have kept themselves within just 6 points of Melbourne City in the table. Western Sydney have been in good form finding the back of the net, scoring in 10 out of 13 games, which is why they have been able to steal a lot of draws. Defensively, probably one of the worst teams as they have conceded in every single game this season and are the 3rd worst defense in the league conceding 23 goals in just 13 games.
These sides have met twice this season with both teams scoring in each of them, and one of them being a 4-1 Melbourne City victory. I believe this game will be more open and free scoring and both teams will be looking for victory after not winning for a while; so I am backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.