A-League In Focus – Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers Preview

12th Jan 2018 by Dan Tracey

When? Saturday 13th January, 06:35 (UK)

Where? Westpac Stadium

What channel is it on? Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Wellington Phoenix & Western Sydney Wanderers - http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=PHOENIXH18

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Wellington Phoenix W1, Western Sydney Wanderers W3, D1
A-League meetings: Wellington Phoenix W5, Western Sydney Wanderers W7, D3
All-time meetings: Wellington Phoenix W5, Western Sydney Wanderers W7, D3

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Predicted line-up: Italiano; Mullen, Fox, Durante, Rossi, Doyle; Ridenton, Paracki, McGlinchey; Krishna, Kaluderovic

Unavailable: 

Doubtful: 

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Predicted line-up: Janjetovic; Llorente, Hamill, Thwaite, Clisby; Lustica, Bonevacia, Kearyn Baccus; Santalab, Riera, Bridge

Unavailable: Tyson (Injured), Aspropotamitis (International duty), Keanu Baccus (International duty), Cejudo (Injured), Cornthwaite (Suspended), Herd (Suspended)

Doubtful: Risdon (Injured)

PREDICTION
Wellington Phoenix may still be rooted to the foot of the A-League table but at least they come into Saturday’s game off the back of a rare win. Wednesday saw them get the better of Melbourne Victory and they will look to make it two wins in a row when they play host to Western Sydney Wanderers who are unbeaten in their last three. Another win for the Phoenix could see them rise from the ashes and off the bottom of the league ladder.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time Western Sydney Wanderers won on New Zealand soil was back in February 2017. The legion of fans who made the international journey saw their team earn themselves a comfortable 3-1 victory. Brendon Santalab bagged a brace for the Sydney based outfit while the Phoenix’s Shane Smeltz was sent off late on.


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