Both Western United and Wellington Phoenix are aiming to keep pace with the top six when they meet in a crucial A-League clash on Thursday night in Tasmania.
Wellington vs Western United Tips, Preview & Predictions
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United free A-League tips, predictions and preview – United have lost their last four matches, failing to score in their last three…
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United Tips
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday May 22
⏰ Time: 2.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Westpac Stadium
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United Head to Head (last five matches)
- 22/4/21: United 1-1 Phoenix
- 11/4/21: Phoenix 3-2 United
- 21/2/20: Phoenix 2-0 United
- 28/12/19: United 1-3 Phoenix
- 13/10/19: Phoenix 0-1 United
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United Preview & Prediction
A crucial clash with potential finals ramifications awaits on Saturday as Wellington Phoenix play host to Western United.
Locked together on 28 points having played 22 games apiece, the winner of this clash will put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the finals, while the loser will have a lot of ground to make up.
Wellington certainly have the advantage heading into this clash – they are back in New Zealand at their home ground of Westpac Stadium, while they are undefeated in their last four meetings with United, winning three of those.
Phoenix have found their best form over the last month or so and their timing couldn’t be better as they chase down a spot in the top six.
Wellington are undefeated in their last seven games, but they have drawn their last three against Brisbane, Adelaide and competition leaders Melbourne City.
Meanwhile, United are in the midst of a concerning four-match losing streak that has seen them tumble out of the top six.
Mark Rudan’s side are suddenly in an almighty dogfight to qualify for the finals after losing their last four matches against Brisbane, the Wanderers, Perth and Sydney FC.
Additionally, United have failed to score in their last three fixtures, going down 5-0 to the Wanderers, 3-0 to Perth and 1-0 against Sydney.
Now they must beat a team they haven’t defeated in the last four meetings in order to get their season back on track.
Back at home, unbeaten in their last seven and with a great record against their opponents, expect Wellington to snap their three-game run of draws to emerge triumphant on Saturday.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United Stats
- Wellington have won three of the last four meetings between the teams
- United have lost their last four matches
- United haven’t scored in their last three matches
- Wellington haven’t scored in two of their last three matches
- Five of United’s last six games have seen both teams fail to score