Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 06:35 UK/ 07:35 CET
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington).
Teams with contrasting starts to the season will meet for the first time in round 3 of the A League on Saturday.
The team from New Zealand have started their season well with 2 games undefeated and are in 4th spot on the number of goals scored.
In the last 6 matches they have lost 3 and won twice. In 5 of the last 7 games a score of over 2.5 goals were scored.
At home they are better with 3 wins and only 1 lost in last 5 games, in which 4 saw over 2.5 goals.
The Wanderers do not have a win this season. With a defeat and a draw in their 2 games they are badly in need for a win to pick up momentum.
The team from Sydney have won 3 of their last 6 away games but they are struggling this season with both their games being away matches.
This match is the third game on the road for the Wanderers and maybe a home game would give them the lift they need.
It is still early in the season and with a long way to go the hosts will want to continue their unbeaten run which may prove crucial in the business end of the league.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Nix are winless against this opposition in the last 9 games on the trot, while Wanderers have clinched victory in 6 games from those 9.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of the last 8 h2h matches.
- None of the last 10 h2h matches between them ended as a goalless draw.
- At Westpac Stadium Wellington have been winless in last 5 games. Three of those games had a scoreline of over 2.5 goals.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Prediction
Over 2.5 goals came from 4 of the previous 5 home games and in 6 of the last 10 games across all venues for the Nix. The team managed by Markus Babbel has 7 of their last 10 matches from all competitions end with a score of over 2.5 goals and 3 of the last 5 away matches also have the same trend. So we can bet on the score to be over 2.5 goals on Saturday.
Babbel’s team has scored in 8 of their last 10 games and also scored in 4 of their previous games on the road. The hosts have found the net in 6 of the previous 9 games. So both the teams have an eye for goal and we can assume both of them to score in this match with 1.57 odd.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).
Both teams to score @ 1.57 (4/7).