Wellington Phoenix can move into the finals berths for a short time at least when they entertain Perth Glory in the Distance Derby in the A-League on Saturday at Westpac Stadium.
Phoenix v Glory kicks off at 5.35pm AEST on Saturday. Watch & bet on the match live at bet365 (geo restrictions apply).
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Prediction
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Preview and Tips
Wellington Phoenix boosted their hopes of making the A-League finals with a crucial win on the road at Brisbane Roar last weekend and now get the chance to make it back-to-back wins when they entertain Perth Glory in the Distance Derby.
The surprise win at Suncorp Stadium came after three successive defeats for Phoenix, but will it breath life back into their A-League season?
Wellington will have to improve their home form with defeats to Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City in their last three games with home advantage, conceding nine goals in those three losses.
Phoenix have already travelled to Perth twice this season and suffered defeats on both occasions, going down 2-0 and 2-1 to the Glory.
Now, third-placed Perth head into the opposite direction as a team firmly in form following an unbeaten run of four games in which they have scored 12 goals.
An in form Glory could well run riot against the leaky Phoenix defence and they look value for the win.
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Stats
- Perth Glory have won the last four meetings between the two sides
- Two of those wins came in New Zealand
- This season's previous two meetings ended with 2-0 and 2-1 wins for Glory in Perth
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Team News
Wellington Phoenix will be without Jacob Tratt through suspension, but are strengthened by the return of Roly Bonevacia, Ryan Lowry and Gui Finkler while second choice goalkeeper Lewis Italiano is also back from injury.
Alex Grant, Shane Lowry, Nebo Marinkovic and Mitch Oxborrow remain sidelined for Perth Glory, but Richard Garcia and Kosta Petratos have been added to the squad which travelled across the Tasman.
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Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Tips
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