Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United: Preview and Predictions

Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United: Match Preview and Predictions-1st January 2017

Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United
Australia A-League, Season 2016/17.
Date: Sunday, 1st January 2017
Kick-Off: 5:35pm AEDT/ 6:35am UK
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium.

Adelaide United will travel to New Zealand to take on Wellington Phoenix at Wellington Regional Stadium on New Year’s Day.

The Phoenix sit in eighth spot with 11 points while United are bottom of the table with 6 points.

Wellington Phoenix get a 2-2 away draw against Newcastle Jets in their last round fixture.

Meanwhile, Adelaide United were easily beaten by Sydney FC 4-0 at home. A win for Wellington should see them move up the table into the top 6 while a United win will move them off the bottom of the table.

Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United: Head-to-Head Statistics

  • The head-to-head record goes the way of Adelaide with 15 wins compared to Wellington’s 9.
  • An additional 6 draws have been played which has not occurred since round 22 of the 2012/13 season.
  • The last time these sides met was in round 9 of this season where Adelaide United came out winners at home 2-0.
  • United have won the past 3 matches against Wellington but the Phoenix have won 2 of the past 3 matches against United in New Zealand.

Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United: Predictions

Both sides will be desperate to get the win so they can move up the table.

Gui Finkler and Kosta Barbourouses are now showing the class of creativity and scoring but need to continue this form if they want to get a win here.

Adelaide United did win their last game in Wellington Phoenix when they made a charge to the A-League title but now, the team is different and not going as well.

But United were poor last game and they need to sort out defensive lapses of concentration and scoring goals to put instant pressure on the opposition. Given Adelaide United’s form right now, Wellington Phoenix should do enough to get the win in this fixture.

Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United: Bet Tips

Wellinghton Phoenix to win at 2.40 (7/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10).

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