Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory: All you need to know about this match
Everybody was expecting a difficult season for Wellington Phoenix, but nobody was expecting quite such a poor showing from the New Zealand outfit. Their 3-0 hammering at Newcastle Jets last weekend leaves them rock bottom of the Hyundai A-League after five matches, and they need to turn it around soon.
The hosts have now drawn two and lost three of their league games, conceding a league high 11 goals and scoring six at the other end. They are yet to keep a clean sheet, and against a side such as Perth Glory, it’s unlikely they’ll get their first one on Sunday.
The visitors have had a respectable start to the season. They beat Adelaide United at home last weekend to make it two wins, one draw, and two defeats in their opening five games. Both of their victories came at the nib Stadium though, and away from home they have picked up one point from a possible nine and conceded six goals in the process.
One thing Perth Glory can always rely on is their goalscoring record. They were fantastic going forward last season and still hold that danger this year. They have scored six goals so far, failing to find the net just once but only keeping one clean sheet as well.
The visitors are no strangers to high scoring games for this reason. There have been at least three goals in three of their five games this campaign and away from home six of their last nine in the league have been high scoring affairs. They have failed to score in just two of these nine games, keeping two clean sheets at the other end.
Australia A-League 2017-18
Date: Sunday, 12 October 2017
Kick off at: 9.00 IST/ 4.30 CET
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Head to Head:
Perth Glory have won four, drawn one, and lost one of their last six meetings with Wellington Phoenix, with an Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score bet landing in four of them.
67% of Wellington Phoenix’ last nine home games have seen at least three goals, with them scoring in 89% of these but only keeping a clean sheet in 22% of them. Perth Glory have seen three or more scored in 67% of their last nine away matches, scoring in 78% of them but only keeping a clean sheet in 22%.
Right back Scott Galloway and centre back Marco Rossi are sidelined for the hosts.
Perth Glory are without striking duo Joel Chianese and Daniel Stynes.
Wellington Phoenix have seen three or more in three of their five games this season and match Perth Glory’s record of six in their last nine home games. They have scored in eight of these nine matches and kept two clean sheets, so a high scoring game looks highly likely here. Backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score here looks a great choice, so we’re going for that alongside a 2-2 correct score predictions.