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Wellington Phoenix will arrive at Bankwest Stadium on Friday for the A-League meeting with hosts Western Sydney Wanderers.
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Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 A-League tied result vs Central Coast Mariners.
The only name on the scoresheet from Western Sydney Wanderers was Simon Cox (88'). Milan Đurić (59') scored for Central Coast Mariners.
Western Sydney Wanderers 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 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 8.
Leading up to this clash, Western Sydney Wanderers:
- have not registered a win against Wellington Phoenix in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Wellington Phoenix drew 1-1 in the A-League tie with Adelaide United.
The only scorer from Wellington Phoenix was Jaushua Sotirio (65'). Kristian Opseth (60') scored for Adelaide United.
In their previous 6 clashes, Wellington Phoenix have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. The Nix have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they have had 6 goals go into their own net. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 10/03/2018 shows that Western Sydney Wanderers have won 2 of these games & Wellington Phoenix 4, with the number of draws being 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between the two was A-League match day 14 on 11/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Wellington Phoenix 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers.
The referee was Adam Kersey.
Team News: Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers boss Jean-Paul de Marigny will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Wellington Phoenix
From a largely full-strength group, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Wellington Phoenix boss Ufuk Talay to be concerned with. Oskar van Hattum (Metatarsal Fracture) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Wellington Phoenix will likely be able to find the back of the net against this Western Sydney Wanderers team, but that may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Western Sydney Wanderers by the conclusion of the game. Let’s just see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Western Sydney Wanderers
Stadium: Bankwest Stadium (30,000)
Captain: Mitchell Duke
Chairman: Paul Lederer
Manager: Jean-Paul de Marigny
Competitions: A-League position 9
⭐ Star Man: Nicolai Müller
Customarily deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Nicolai Müller was born in Lohr am Main, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 5 league goals in this A-League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date from a total of 18 appearances.