Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview – Sydney unbeaten in New Zealand for last six years

Competition leaders Sydney FC target their seventh consecutive win when they take on Wellington Phoenix in A-League Round 11 action on Saturday.

 

Wellington vs Sydney kicks off at 2.45pm AEDT at Westpac Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

 

Prediction

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Sydney win
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Match Preview

 

A potentially cracking game awaits across the Tasman on Saturday afternoon as Wellington plays host to Sydney.

 

Both teams are in superb form heading into this clash, with Sydney on a six-game winning streak and five points clear at the top of the table, while Phoenix are unbeaten in their last five, surging into the top six from bottom spot over the last month.

 

After failing to win any of their first four games, Wellington have found their groove under new coach Ufuk Talay and have transformed into one of the A-League’s most entertaining teams.

 

Phoenix didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet last week in a 0-0 stalemate away to Melbourne Victory, but they shouldn’t have lost any of their momentum.

 

Sydney meanwhile battled to a 1-0 win over bottom-placed Central Coast, but it was more a case of Steve Corica’s side simply doing what they needed to do.

 

The Sky Blues had scored 10 goals combined in wins over Perth, Brisbane and United in their three previous games and are once again the competition’s benchmark.

 

Furthermore, Sydney have a tremendous record in New Zealand, with their last loss in the country coming six years ago. Wellington have improved tenfold, but anything other than a Sydney win would be surprising.

 

Match Odds

 

Sydney FC – $2.20
Wellington Phoenix – $3.20
Draw – $3.60

 

 

Stats

 

  • Sydney undefeated in New Zealand in their last seven games
  • Phoenix won five of their last seven home games
  • Sydney won eight of their last 10 against Wellington

 

Tips

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Sydney win
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