A-League In Focus – Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix Preview

When? Friday 30th March, 09:50 (UK)

Where? Coopers Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Adelaide United & Wellington Phoenix - https://www.adelaideunited.com.au/fixtures#!/t2309

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Adelaide United W2, D3
A-League meetings: Adelaide United W16, Wellington Phoenix W8, D9

ADELAIDE UNITED

Predicted line-up: Izzo; Marrone, Elsey, Regan, Garrucio; N. Konstandopoulos, Adlung, Isaias; Mileusnic, Diawara, Absalonsen

Unavailable: O'Doherty (Out of favour), Cavusevic (Injured)

Doubtful:

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Predicted line-up: Sail; Galloway, Fox, Durante, Cacace; Paracki, Ridenton, McGlinchey; Burns, Kaluderovic, Ljujic

Unavailable: Mullen (Injured), Lowry (Injured), Patterson (Injured), Velaphi (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
With Wellington Phoenix’s season now finished since they cannot finish in the top six, they have decided to change the man in the managerial hot seat. Defender Chris Greenacre comes in as interim coach for their last three dead rubbers of the season.

The first of them takes them across the Tasman Sea to face an Adelaide United side who are fresh off a 5-2 win over the Newcastle Jets last weekend. That win sees them lie fifth and just two wins away from securing a top six berth and with that a place in the play-offs.

With home advantage and the fact that the Phoenix have little if nothing to play for, it should mean that Marco Kurz’s men get the first of those two wins this weekend.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Adelaide United’s biggest ever win over the Wellington Phoenix came back in December 2008 when they recorded a 6-1 scoreline in their favour on home soil. Cassio and Cristiano caused endless problems for the side from New Zealand’s capital as they recorded a brace of goals each and set United well on their way to victory.