Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 6:35 UK
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium (Leumeah).
Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC are going to open the Saturday’s action in the 20th round of Australian A-League.
The hosts are fighting for the place in the playoffs and they are in a pretty good position currently. Home side is six points ahead of Newcastle Jets, however they haven’t been playing very well lately.
Wellington Phoenix managed to book just one victory in the last five rounds and although they have been pretty tight in the back, they need to improve their attacking work. Mark Rudan’s side is putting fine home performances, but they managed to celebrate just once in the last three matches played in front of the home crowd.
Sydney FC are not too confident this season in compare to the previous ones and they are currently sitting on the 3rd place being one point behind Melbourne Victory. They have been in variable form lately as Milos Ninkovic and the lads managed to snatch seven points from the last five rounds.
They are doing very well in the front, but the visitors need to tighten up their defence. Their away performances have generally been pretty good, however Sydney FC failed to three defeats in the last four outings.
Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC: Head-to-head
Sydney FC are enjoying more success in their head to head clashes as they managed to book four victories in their last five encounters.
Draw matches have been rarely seen when these two sides meet each other, while the crowd is usually able to enjoy efficient clashes with goals in both nets.
Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC: Prediction
Both sides cannot be content of their recent form and they will be searching for a good result in this one. We believe the visitors are closer to the victory, they are fighting for the top two in the regular season and they should get back home with all three points.
Although the hosts have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches lately, we are going to follow the tradition of their encounters. This one should also go over 2.5 margin and Sydney FC should be the ones to drive this match of being efficient.
Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.00
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.60