The League A is back in action this weekend with another round of meetups like Western Sydney Wanderers lock the horns with Wellington Phoenix Monday at Bankwest Stadium. The two teams have been inconsistent this season and will need a win of this game.
Wellington Phoenix is currently in 10th place in the A-League table and has struggled this season. The New Zealand side beat Perth Glory by a 3-0 margin last week and will be confident heading into this game.
The Western Sydney Wanderers, meanwhile, are currently in sixth place in the standings and haven’t been at their best in recent weeks. Sydney’s side beat Western United to a 1-0 victory in their previous game and will need a similar result this weekend.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix head to head
The Western Sydney Wanderers have a strong record against Wellington Phoenix and have won 13 out of a total of 27 games played between the two teams. Wellington Phoenix has nine wins against the Western Sydney Wanderers and will need to improve his record in this game.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place last month and ended in a 2-2 draw. Both teams could have scored a victory that day and will want to be more clinical this weekend.
Guide to the Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League: WLLDW
Wellington Phoenix Form Guide in the A-League: WWLDL
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix team news
Western Sydney Wanderers
Tass Mourdoukoutas and Vedran Janjetovic are currently injured and have been excluded from this match. Dylan McGowan has made progress in his recovery and will be available against Western United.
Injured: Tass Mourdoukoutas, Vedran Janjetovic
Tomer Hemed, Jaushua Sautirio and Luke DeVere are currently injured and have been excluded from this game. David Ball was suspended for the previous match between these two teams but will be available for that match.
Injured: Tomer Hemed, Jaushua Sautirio, Luke DeVere
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Predicts XI
Eleven predicted from the Western Sydney Wanderers (3-4-3): Daniel Margush; Dylan McGowan, Thomas Aquilina, Ziggy Gordon; Daniel Georgievski, Graham Dorrans, Keanu Baccus, Tate Russell; Nicolai Muller, Bernie Ibini-Isei, Simon Cox
Wellington Phoenix predicts XI (4-4-2): Oliver Sail; James McGarry, Liam McGing, Tim Payne, Louis Fenton; Alex Rufer, Clayton Lewis, Ulises Davila, Reno Piscopo; Ben Waine, Mirza Muratovic
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix prediction
Wellington Phoenix has had a tough season so far, but made a statement with his performance against Perth Glory last week. The away side will face a tall order this weekend and will need to be at their best.
The West Sydney Wanderers have also had their fair share of obstacles this season and will need to get to work on Monday. Wellington Phoenix is in better shape at the moment and has a slight advantage in this game.
Prediction: Western Sydney Wanderers 1-2 Wellington Phoenix