Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 09:00 UK/ 10:00 CET
Venue: nib Stadium (Perth).
The Glory will have a comparatively easy opponents, in round 13 of the A-League as they welcome Wanderers to home, on Sunday.
The current table toppers have lost only once this season. After that home defeat against Sydney FC, they came back strong and are currently on a 2 match win streak in the league. From the last 5 games, they won all but one match. Both sides scored in 4 of those 5 matches and over 2.5 goals were recorded in all those matches as well.
A similar record exists at home for the Glory as they won 4 and lost 1 of the last 5 matches in front of the home crowd. In 4 of those 5 matches, the final score had more than 2.5 goals in total. Coach Tony Popovic will be happy with his team’s performance and a win in this match would give his side a 9 point-lead from their nearest rival Melbourne Victory.
The team from New South Wales are struggling in the league this season. With 7 losses in 12 matches, they are 8th at present. They have not won any of their last 5 matches across all venues and are presently on a 3 match losing streak.
The Wanderers conceded 2 or more goals in all their previous 5 matches in the league. Four of those 5 matches had over 2.5 goals in total as well. The away form is not much better for the team managed by Markus Babbel. They have only a win in their recent 5 matches on the road.
Over 2.5 goals were scored at full time in the last 3 matches away from home as well. The major problems faced by Wanderers is their lack of clean sheets and against the top scoring team in the league this season, they will have to do something extra to keep it tidy at the back.
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Head-to-head (h2h)
- Perth has 2 wins and a loss against Wanderers in the last 5 h2h games.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches in all competitions.
- Both teams scored in the last 4 h2h matches across all venues.
- Glory are unbeaten in the last 8 h2h matches against this opposition at home.
- Western Sydney is yet to win at this venues against the hosts’ since February 2014.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last 5 h2h games between these two at this venue.
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Prediction
In 7 of the last 10 home games of the Glory, both the teams found the back of the net. This trend is also followed by the visitors in their last 7 away games as well. With two teams conceding and scoring in most of their recent games, we can bet on that to happen on Sunday as well with 1.61 odds.
Perth is unbeaten at this ground against these opponents for the last 8 h2h matches. Being at the top of their form and also with the Wanderers struggling to find 3 points, I don’t see them losing this upcoming game. Based on home form and h2h stats we can place our money on the hosts to win with 1.85 odds.
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC Betting Tips
Perth Glory to win @ 1.85 (6/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.61 (3/5).