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