Soccer betting preview: Wellington Phoenix welcomes Western United in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 09:05 (UTC)
Venue: WIN Stadium (23750 seats)

Wellington Phoenix hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 15 points and a 10th position in the A-League table. Visiting Western United holds 7th place with 20 pts.

Insights:
  • Wellington Phoenix have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Western United have the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in A-League

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Wellington Phoenix form and stats

Wellington Phoenix's results here at WIN Stadium in the A-League have been very modest with 2 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats. Wellington Phoenix are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at WIN Stadium, having lost their two previous games here.

Wellington's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 2-3 versus Melbourne City (placed 2nd). Ahead of that match, Wellington Phoenix lost 0-1 at home to Macarthur.

Oliver Sail had a busy but productive day in the Melbourne City match. Despite making eight saves the loss could not be prevented.

This is expected to be a close game, with Wellington Phoenix perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Wellington Phoenix as a small favourite), we find 15 games. Wellington Phoenix has won nine of these, drawn three and lost three.

A decent goal production from Wellington in their home games so far, with 14 goals from 9 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 14 goals have been conceded.

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Western United form and stats

Western United have only collected 6 points from their away games in the A-League, after 2-0-4 (6 played).

Western play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 1-0 victory visiting Newcastle Jets (placed 11th). Prior to that match, a home win 2-1 against Melbourne City.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Western United playing away and similar expectations, we found eight relevant matches. Results were six Western United wins, one draw and one defeat.

Western are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 9 times in 6 away games so far. The Western manager M. Rudan has some worries about the defense as 12 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last three meetings: two - zero - one (Wellington wins - draws - Western United wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Wellington PhoenixU. Dávila Plascencia
U. Dávila Plascencia
6 goals
Western UnitedB. Berisha
B. Berisha
6 goals
Western UnitedD. Pierias
D. Pierias
5 goals

Wellington Phoenix missing players

Western United missing players

Wellington Phoenix Western United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 9 3 Played P 2 6 13
4 2 0 Won W 2 2 6
3 2 2 Drew D 0 0 2
8 5 1 Lost L 0 4 5
23 14 4 Scored S 5 9 21
24 14 5 Conceded C 3 12 19
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 85%
93% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 83% 62%
60% 67% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 67% 54%
27% 33% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 31%
20% 22% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 33% 31%
67% 67% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 54%
13% 11% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 17% 31%
20% 22% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 31%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.3 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.3 2.8
2 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
16 16.9 18.3 Shots (avg) S ( 15.5 11.2 11.9
4.3 5.1 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8.5 4.7 5.4
36% 30% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 32% 30%
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Wellington Phoenix have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Wellington Phoenix haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Western United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Western United have the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in A-League
  • Western United haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Central Coast Mariners 15 9 2 4 25 17 9 5 2 2 15 11 6 4 0 2 10 6 8 29
2 Melbourne City 14 9 0 5 30 17 6 5 0 1 15 7 8 4 0 4 15 10 13 27
3 Macarthur 15 8 2 5 19 19 7 3 2 2 11 9 8 5 0 3 8 10 0 26
4 Adelaide United 14 8 1 5 25 23 6 5 0 1 10 5 8 3 1 4 15 18 2 25
5 Western Sydney Wanderers 15 6 5 4 23 21 7 3 1 3 12 10 8 3 4 1 11 11 2 23
6 Sydney 14 6 4 4 19 13 7 3 2 2 7 6 7 3 2 2 12 7 6 22
7 Western United 13 6 2 5 21 19 7 4 2 1 12 7 6 2 0 4 9 12 2 20
8 Brisbane Roar 13 4 5 4 17 15 7 2 3 2 10 8 6 2 2 2 7 7 2 17
9 Perth Glory 13 5 2 6 24 27 5 3 1 1 12 8 8 2 1 5 12 19 -3 17
10 Wellington Phoenix 15 4 3 8 23 24 9 2 2 5 14 14 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1 15
11 Newcastle Jets 15 3 2 10 12 22 7 1 0 6 5 13 8 2 2 4 7 9 -10 11
12 Melbourne Victory 14 2 2 10 13 34 8 2 0 6 9 21 6 0 2 4 4 13 -21 8

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.