Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Wellington Phoenix were able to shock Newcastle Jets with a 3-2 victory at the McDonald Jones Stadium. Matija Ljujic and Daniel Mullen came up with goals in the space of eight first-half minutes, but Andrew Nabbout pulled one back for Newcastle just after half-time. Roy Krishna, though, re-established Wellington’s two-goal lead in the game before a late Dimitri Petratos penalty provided a nervous finish to the game. Adelaide United’s three-game unbeaten run ended in emphatic fashion after being beaten 5-0 by Melbourne City. A five-minute brace from Marcin Budzinski was the only difference between the two teams at the half-time break, but a late flurry of goals from Ross McCormack and Dario Vidosic (2) provided a comprehensive look to the score.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wellington Phoenix have been on a good run of form in recent weeks and the wins over Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets is further proof of the same. Meanwhile, Adelaide come into the game after having just suffered their biggest league defeat of the season. Even though Wellington are without a victory against Adelaide since 2015, this may be the perfect time for Wellington to break this poor run. I would opt for a Wellington Phoenix win.

The form of players like Roy Krishna has propelled Wellington into scoring seven goals in the last four games. Meanwhile, Adelaide’s defence is not too bad when late collapse against Melbourne City is not taken into account. Unsurprisingly, the head-to-head meetings between these two teams have also conveyed the same message. I would go with under 2.5 goals in this game.

Wellington Phoenix win – 31/20

Total goals under 2.5 – 1/1

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Adelaide United

Adelaide United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Adelaide United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wellington Phoenix

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wellington Phoenix Form Guide

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo

Wellington Phoenix

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
L A

02-02-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-02-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-02-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-02-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-03-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

25-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Adelaide United Form Guide

Adelaide United Team Logo

Adelaide United

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

03-02-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

17-02-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

24-02-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

03-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

16-03-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-03-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-04-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

22-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Wellington Phoenix Preview

The instant impact made by Matija Ljujic, who has joined Wellington Phoenix on a free transfer from Zalgiris Vilnius, will certainly delight manager Kalezic. Wellington Phoenix have had a string of good results, but their performances have improved well before it has been reflected on the points table. Even though the club have been rooted to the bottom of the A-league 2017-18 table for the last 10 matchdays, Wellington Phoenix can at least hope about the play-off places on this kind of a form. Wellington are only five points behind Western Sydney in the top six. Andrija Kaludjerovic is the top scorer at Wellington this season with eight goals in 16.

Wellington Phoenix Team News

Wellington manager Darije Kalezic has a fully fit squad at his disposal for this match.

Adelaide United Preview

Adelaide United have been unable to sustain the good run of results for much longer, as the late collapse against Melbourne City may just wipe out any confidence built up from the positive results against the likes of Perth Glory and Sydney FC. Adelaide yet to make any significant inroads in the January transfer window, and manager Marco Kurz is largely dealing with the same squad of players who have only come up with 19 goals in the first 17 matches of the season. Ryan Kitto is the leading scorer at the club with five goals in 15.

Adelaide United Team News

There are no injury or suspension worries for Adelaide United manager Marco Kurz coming into the game.

Wellington Phoenix Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Adelaide United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United Sidelined Players

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