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

When? Saturday 27th January, 06:35 (UK)

Where? Westpac Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Wellington Phoenix & Adelaide United - http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=PHOENIXI18

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: Wellington Phoenix W8, Adelaide United W15, D9

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

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

Unavailable: Rossi (Suspended)

Doubtful:

ADELAIDE UNITED

Predicted line-up: Izzo; Strain, Elsey, Gulum, Garrucio; Adlung, O'Doherty, Ochieng; Kitto, Blackwood, Mileusnic

Unavailable: Elrich (Injured), Lia (Injured), Diawara (Injured), Isaias (Suspended)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Wellington Phoenix currently sit at the foot of the A-League table, but they will at least be spirited by the fact that they are unbeaten in their last three matches. This weekend sees them play host to an Adelaide side who have not won any of their last three. The Phoenix will fancy their chances of rising off the bottom of the league ladder and earning all three points on Saturday.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The Phoenix have not won any of their last six outings against Adelaide United, and you must go back to November 2015 for their last success. This came on New Zealand soil as the Wellington based outfit got the better of their Adelaide counterparts thanks to a 4-2 victory. Roly Bonevacia would claim the plaudits after bagging a brace for the home side.