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Avondale vs Melbourne Knights Tips - Avondale to brush past the Knights and into the NPL Victoria final

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Last updated: 30 Aug 2023
Ben Darvill 30 Aug 2023
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  • Avondale vs Melbourne Knights predictions for Saturday's NPL Victoria semi-final
  • The match will be played at Avenger Park (14:30 AEST)
  • Can the Knights stun Avondale?
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Avondale vs Melbourne Knights Tips
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Avondale vs Melbourne Knights Tips


Avondale come into this one on the back of two wins in a row, with their triumph over the Bentleigh Greens ensuring they arrive for the semi-finals on the back of a win. 
  • Avondale vs Melbourne Knights Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Avondale Form 
  • Melbourne Knights Form 

The Melbourne Knights were able to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Heidelberg United by downing the Port Melbourne Sharks 2-0 in their last outing. 

  • Avondale won 21 of their 26 matches in the league (D4, L1)
  • Avondale have won seven of their last 10 (D3)
  • Melbourne Knights have lost four of their last 10 (W5, D1) 
  • The Knights finished 22 points behind Avondale at the summit of the ladder

Head to Head


The Knights secured an impressive 1-1 draw when the two met back in June, with this seeing them bounce back from a 3-0 loss on the road earlier in the season. In their last 10, Avondale have six wins, the Knights have won once and there have been three draws. 

Avondale Form 


Avondale have been brilliant in the NPL Victoria this season, and they deservedly finished at the top after winning 21 matches, drawing four times and losing just one game. 

Their brilliant run means they are in fine form heading into the semi-finals, with their 14-game unbeaten run incredibly impressive. In this time, they have won 11 times, drawing the other three matches.

If Avondale do not make it to the final, it would be a huge shock, with the league's top side in inspired form across the season and only losing once to South Melbourne. 

Melbourne Knights Form 


The Melbourne Knights know they are really up against it in this one as they take on an Avondale side that have lost once in 26 matches.

While they will have the winner of the other semi-final cheering them on, this will likely count for nothing, with the Knights in need of something stunning to end their opponent's 14-game unbeaten run. 

If the Knights are to win this one then they will have to find a way to stunt an attack that has scored 78 goals in 26 games. Equally worrying still is the fact their opponents have only conceded 23 times in 26 outings, with Avondale boasting one of the best defensive records in the competition. 

Verdict

I cannot see anything other than a comfortable Avondale win as they secure their place in the final of the NPL Victoria. 

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