Wellington Phoenix vs Western United FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Sunday, 13 October 2019
Kick-off at 06:00 UK / 07:00 CET
Venue: Westpac Stadium (Wellington).
With a trip on the road beckoning for the A-League debutants, veterans Wellington Phoenix could well teach them a thing or two about the top flight this Sunday.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United FC Head to head (h2h)
The two sides have not previously locked horns with each other.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United FC Prediction
The hosts bagged the last ticket to the playoffs in the previous edition of the league and registered a total of eleven wins from their twenty-seven clashes, eight of which, came from their matchups on home soil.
Ufuk Talay men failed to hit the ground running in their most recent clash in the FFA Cup against Brisbane Strikers on the road as well, despite mustering a late comeback. The home team failed to find the back of the net from the spot during extra time and also lost the battle of nerves in the penalty shootout.
Be that as it may, it goes without saying that the hosts are a much more competitive side at home. The squad scored forty-six goals on home soil in their previous campaign and are currently unbeaten in their last three A-League games here.
However, considering that Western United are a new addition to the top flight, it is too soon to jump to conclusions as to how good they could be. Hence the safest punt at the moment would have to be a double chance in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts kept a clean sheet just twice at home last season and have conceded at least once or more in each of their last five top-flight games here. Taking into account that the visitors have also brought in Greek attacking midfielder Panagiotis Kone as their marquee signing, count on Western United to open their account with a goal at the least by all means.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western United FC Betting tips
Double chance: Wellington Phoenix or Draw @ 1.60 (2/3)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (2/3).