A-League In Focus – Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar Preview

When? Sunday 25th March, 07:00 (UK)

Where? Westpac Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Wellington Phoenix & Brisbane Roar - http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=PHOENIXK18

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: Wellington Phoenix W1, Brisbane Roar W2, D2
A-League meetings: Wellington Phoenix W6, Brisbane Roar W18, D8

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

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

Unavailable: Mullen (Injured), Lowry (Injured), Doyle (International duty), Krishna (International duty), Velaphi (Injured), Rossi (Injured), McGlinchey (International duty), Singh (International duty), Rufer (International duty)

Doubtful:

BRISBANE ROAR

Predicted line-up: Young; Hingert, Pepper, Bowles, Franjic; Kristensen, McKay; Bautheac, Ben Khalfallah, Holman; Maccarone

Unavailable: Theo (Injured), D'Agostino (Injured), DeVere (Injured), Oxborrow (Injured), Papadopoulos (Injured), North (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Defeat for Wellington Phoenix last week meant their incredibly slim hopes of finishing in the top six and earning a play-off place have evaporated. That now means that Darije Kalezic’s side have four dead rubbers to play between now and the end of the season.

This is a situation that their opponents this weekend could well take advantage of, as Brisbane Roar are on the fringes of the top six and their own hopes of extending their season were boosted after something of a surprise win over league leaders Sydney FC in their last league outing.

They will therefore come into this game full of momentum and will be favourites to earn all three points from this encounter.