A-League In Focus – Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City Preview

When? Saturday 14th April, 08:35 (UK)

Where? Westpac Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Wellington Phoenix & Melbourne Victory - https://m.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/240054488CE2274E

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

Last five meetings: Melbourne City W5
A-League meetings: Wellington Phoenix W7, Melbourne City W11, D6


Predicted line-up: Sail; Galloway, Fox, Durante, Doyle; Paracki, Ridenton, Ljujic; Krishna, Singh, Burns

Unavailable: Mullen (Injured), Lowry (Injured), Velaphi (Injured), Rufer (Suspended)



Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Atkinson, Schenkeveld, Jakobsen, Jamieson; Bozanic, Brattan; Vidosic, Mauk, Arzani; Fornaroli

Unavailable: La Rocca (Out of favour), Tongyik (Out of favour), Cavallo (Injured)


For Wellington Phoenix the only thing left to play for is pride. A win for them and a defeat for Central Coast Mariners would at least see them avoid picking up the wooden spoon in what has been a season to forget.

For the visiting Melbourne City, they know that a win could well secure third place – that is if Melbourne Victory pick up maximum points against Premier Plate winners Sydney FC on Friday. If that is not the case, then this game will be nothing more than a dead rubber.

The Phoenix have only picked up a point from the last 18 on offer, so don’t expect them to finish this campaign with a flourish. That said, you can expect Melbourne City to pick up all three points regardless of the situation that they find themselves in come kick off.