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Perth Glory will visit Sky Stadium on Saturday for the A-League showdown with home side Wellington Phoenix.
Our tips, poll and stats for Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Wellington Phoenix, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-1 A-League success vs Perth Glory.
In that match, Wellington Phoenix had 53% possession and 2 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Wellington Phoenix, the goalscorers were Oskar Zawada (11') and Kosta Barbarouses (20'). For their opponents, Perth Glory got 1 attempts on goal with 1 on target. David Williams (22') scored for Perth Glory.
Wellington Phoenix haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 9 during that time and have conceded a total of 6.
Heading into this fixture, Wellington Phoenix have not lost a league tie with Perth Glory in their last 7 matches.
The stats tell the story, and Perth Glory have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in all. At the back, Perth Glory seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Their prior results show that Perth Glory:
- haven't beaten Wellington Phoenix in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 07/03/2021 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Perth Glory. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Wellington Phoenix have dominated them, winning in 67% of those matches played.
An aggregate of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them from The Nix and 5 for Glory. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league match featuring these sides was A-League match day 9 on 23/12/2022 which ended up with the score at Perth Glory 1-1 Wellington Phoenix.
In that match, Perth Glory managed 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was David Williams (22').
Wellington Phoenix had 7 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Oskar Zawada (31') scored.
The referee was Casey Reibelt.
Team News: Wellington Phoenix
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Wellington Phoenix boss Ufuk Talay to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Clayton Lewis (Fractured Kneecap) won’t play.
Team News: Perth Glory
Perth Glory boss Ruben Zadkovich has to choose a team with limited availability. Brad Jones (Cartilage Damage) and Adrián Sardinero (Achilles tendon problems) are those who can’t be considered.
Our feeling is that Perth Glory are likely to get a goal against this Wellington Phoenix lineup, although it may not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Wellington Phoenix after the 90. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sky Stadium (34,500)
Captain: Alex Rufer
Chairman: Robert Morrison
Manager: Ufuk Talay
Competitions: A-League position 4
🔑 Key Man: Bozhidar Kraev
Usually playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Bozhidar Kraev was born in Vratsa, Bulgaria. After having made a senior debut playing for Levski Sofia in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this A-League 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 12 appearances.