Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix continue their late charge for a finals spot when they square off in a crucial A-League clash on Wednesday night.
Wanderers vs Phoenix Tips, Preview & Predictions
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Phoenix are unbeaten in their last eight games…
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Tips
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Wednesday May 26
⏰ Time: 7.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Bankwest Stadium
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Head to Head (last five matches)
- 15/3/21: Wanderers 4-3 Phoenix
- 21/3/21: Phoenix 2-2 Wanderers
- 31/7/20: Wanderers 1-0 Phoenix
- 11/1/20: Phoenix 2-0 Wanderers
- 7/12/19: Phoenix 3-1 Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Preview & Prediction
Locked together on 31 points from 23 games, the Wanderers and Phoenix put their finals aspirations on the line when they collide at Bankwest on Wednesday night.
Both sides are three points off Brisbane in sixth, but the Roar have a game in hand, which means that this is a must-win game for the Wanderers and Phoenix if they want to remain in the hunt for the finals.
Wellington are the team in form heading into this one. The Phoenix are unbeaten in their last eight fixtures and are coming off a successful homecoming to New Zealand, where they crushed Western United by a 3-0 scoreline.
Phoenix put on a show for their home fans, who hadn’t watched their team live in over a year. Midfielders Clayton Lewis and Reno Piscopo got on the scoresheet, along with former Premier League striker Tomer Hemed.
It was also the third time Wellington had kept a clean sheet in their last four games, which bodes well for facing a Wanderers side who have struggled in front of goal in their last two matches.
The Wanderers were looking good for a finals spot following sensational back-to-back 3-2 and 5-0 wins over Sydney FC and Western United respectively, but they’ve slipped up over the last fortnight.
Indeed, the Wanderers suffered a crushing 5-1 loss away to Perth before going down 1-0 in a derby rematch with Sydney on the weekend.
As a result, the Wanderers don’t have their finals destiny in their own hands – and they only have themselves to blame after failing to win eight of their last 10 matches.
Wellington are the value bet here – they are the team in form and haven’t tasted defeat in eight matches. They can topple the Wanderers to give themselves an outside shot of the finals.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Stats
- Phoenix are unbeaten in their last eight matches
- Wanderers have lost their last two matches
- Wanderers are winless in eight of their last 10 matches
- Both teams have scored in eight of the Wanderers’ last 10 matches