Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Wellington Phoenix were able to pick up a first win in eight games, as the team beat Melbourne Victory 2-1 at the Westpac Stadium. Wellington saw Costa Barbarouses open the scoring in the 40th minute, despite having been reduced to 10 men after Rhys Williams’ eighth minute red card. However, Roy Krishna put Wellington back in front while an own goal from Mark Milligan secured a crucial victory for Darije Kalezic’s team. Western Sydney were able to get a 1-1 draw with Adelaide United during the midweek action. Jack Clisby opened the scoring for the hosts just after half-time, but a late equaliser from Apostolos Stamatelopoulos rescued a point for the away team.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wellington Phoenix may not have picked up as many wins as they might have deserved in the last few weeks but home advantage is a major reason to go with Darije Kalezic’s in this encounter. Western Sydney may have picked up some excellent results of late, but the club has displayed signs of struggle on the road. Western Sydney may have an impeccable record against Wellington with five wins in the last six, but this game could change this trend. So far this season, Wellington have been able to manage only two clean sheets, while Western Sydney come into the game after having been unable to score in just one of the last five league matches. Yet, Gombau’s team are not prolific and I would choose Western Sydney to score under 1.5 goals.

Wellington Phoenix win – 33/20

Western Sydney to score under 1.5 goals – 4/6

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Western Sydney Wanderers FC scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wellington Phoenix

AVG Goals

0.5

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

3

Lost

5
L H

25-11-2017

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

03-12-2017

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

09-12-2017

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-12-2017

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

23-12-2017

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

31-12-2017

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-01-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-01-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-01-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-01-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Form Guide

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

26-11-2017

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-12-2017

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

09-12-2017

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

16-12-2017

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

22-12-2017

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-01-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-01-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

10-01-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

13-01-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

19-01-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

Wellington Phoenix Preview

Wellington Phoenix are showing great signs of recovery over the last couple of matches, although it has not been exactly reflected in the results. The win over Melbourne Victory provides some justification of the recent performances from the team. Building on this result will be the key for the club, as they are now in a position where they can realistically think about getting closer to the play-offs. Only a couple of weeks ago, Wellington were in danger of being cut off from the rest of the pack. Now, the team are just three points behind Brisbane. Oriol Riera has rediscovered his form and is now up to 6 goals for the campaign.

Wellington Phoenix Team News

There are no injury or suspension worries for manager Darije Kalezic.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Preview

Western Sydney Wanderers have had a significant improvement in form and the club came extremely close to getting a third consecutive league victory – before being foiled by a late equaliser from Adelaide. Western Sydney remain in the top six places, but there is no room for complacency with the team only two points ahead of Perth Glory in the seventh spot. The consolation may be the game in hand, as Western Sydney could jump to as high as fourth position. Western Sydney still remain as one of the low scoring teams in the division with just 16 goals in 14 games.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team News

Western Sydney Wanderers manager Josep Gombau does not have injury or suspension issues in the game.

Wellington Phoenix Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 Western Sydney Wanderers FC Sidelined Players