Wellington Phoenix will be out to set a new club record of 10 straight matches unbeaten when they take on Brisbane Roar in A-League Round 15 action on Saturday.
Roar vs Phoenix kicks off at 5.00pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and ABC in Australia.
It’s been a remarkable turnaround for Wellington after the Kiwi club went winless in their opening four matches of the season, swiftly plummeting to last spot on the ladder.
Since Round 4, Phoenix have gone nine games without tasting defeat and bring a three-match winning streak into this Round 15 showdown with Brisbane.
Wellington have surged from last to fourth with a bullet, with many now tipping them as genuine premiership contenders.
Phoenix strengthened their grip on fourth position with a comfortable 2-0 home win over the Wanderers last week and will be confident of posting just their third win at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
Brisbane also started the season slowly, failing to score a first-half goal until just a few weeks ago, but they appear to be on the up if their recent form is anything to go by.
Unbeaten since December 13, Brisbane beat the Wanderers at Bankwest a fortnight ago, before registering a solid 2-2 draw with Melbourne City last week.
If results go their way, Brisbane could even find themselves in the top six if they beat Wellington. However, they will have to produce their best performance of the season to get by the in-form Kiwi outfit. In saying that, the Roar have a great record against Phoenix at home. A share of the spoils could be on the cards here.
Wellington Phoenix – $2.50
Brisbane Roar – $2.70
Draw – $3.75
– Brisbane lost just two of their 19 home matches against Phoenix
– Brisbane have won 13 and drawn four
– Two of their last three games at the venue have been goalless draws