Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar
Date: Saturday 21 January, 2017
Kick-Off: 5:35pm AEDT/ 6:35am UK
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand.
Wellington Phoenix will play their third consecutive home game as they face Brisbane Roar at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 21st of January.
The Phoenix are in the fifth place on 18 points, while the Roar are in fourth spot with 21 points.
It was a strong home performance last round for Wellington as they won 3-0 against the inform Melbourne Victory in their catch up game.
Meanwhile, Brisbane played Melbourne Victory earlier in the round but lost 3-2.
A win for Wellington could potentially move them above the Roar into fourth, while a Brisbane win will extend the gap between fourth and fifth.
Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar: Head-to-Head Statistics
- Brisbane have been the better side in these meetings with 16 wins compared to Wellington’s 4.
- There have been an additional 6 draws including their previous meeting. That was taken place last season in round 14 where it ended 0-0.
- It has gone either way in their previous 5 meetings with 2 wins apiece and a draw.
- However, Brisbane’s last win in New Zealand was back in round 10 of the 2013/14 season. Since then, Wellington have won 2 of the last 3 home matches against the Roar.
Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar: Prediction
A tough test for Brisbane to fly to New Zealand to beat an inform Wellington team.
The home form is important right now for the Phoenix with 2 home wins in the last week has given the team confidence heading into this game.
The Roar’s defensive structure have been over the place recently and need to tighten up for this away game or else they will lose.
It is hard not to go past Wellington Phoenix with their home form and they should finish with a win against Brisbane Roar in this fixture.
Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar: Bet Tips
Phoenix to win at 8/5 (2.60)
Over 1.5 team goals for Phoenix at 11/10 (2.10).