A-League news and guide: Western United small betting favourite to overcome Wellington Phoenix

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 09:45 (UTC)
Venue: AAMI Park (56347 seats)

A-League: Western United receive Wellington Phoenix in what could be an engrossing football game. Tipsway gives you all you should know!

Insights:
  • Western United have the most clean sheets (9) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals (49) in A-League

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Western United form and stats

Western United have performed here at AAMI Park this season with 9 wins from 13 A-League matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 2 games and lost 2. Western United has recorded two wins in a row here at AAMI Park, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

Western faced defeat in their previous match, away at Adelaide United (1-2). Western United's goalkeeper Young was extremely busy against Adelaide United, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning eight saves.

A 1-1 draw away before that, with Newcastle Jets the opponent.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Western have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found ten games) they have won seven times, drawn two and lost one.

A decent goal production from Western United in their home games so far, with 25 goals from 13 league matches. Western have only conceded 12 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Wellington Phoenix form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Wellington Phoenix so far with only 13 points returning home. The records show 4-1-8 (win-draw-lose).

There might be some fixture complaints from Wellington Phoenix as they are again playing away from home after losing on the road in their previous game, 1-2 against Melbourne City. Midfielder Lewis was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 7.13. Lewis hit one key pass and had 55 successful passes (of 62 total).

Prior to that result Wellington Phoenix won their away game at Western Sydney Wanderers. The scoreline was 2-1.

Wellington are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, five draws and ten defeats. From a total of 18 matches.

Wellington Phoenix have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 13 league away games 15 goals have been scored. Wellington Phoenix have conceded 29 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

The most up to date archived scoreline featuring both these squads is the Western - Wellington Phoenix 1-4 played previously this season. Statistics for the prior nine meetings involving these two squads are: one win for Western United, one draw and seven wins for Wellington Phoenix. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

Western UnitedA. Prijović
A. Prijović
9 goals
Wellington PhoenixJ. Sotirio
J. Sotirio
6 goals
Wellington PhoenixB. Waine
B. Waine
6 goals

Western United missing players

Wellington Phoenix missing players

Western United Wellington Phoenix
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 3 Played P 3 13 26
13 9 2 Won W 0 4 12
6 2 1 Drew D 0 1 3
7 2 0 Lost L 3 8 11
40 25 7 Scored S 2 15 34
30 12 2 Conceded C 9 29 49
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
69% 62% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 92% 88%
50% 54% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 85% 73%
31% 38% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 46% 38%
15% 23% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 15%
50% 38% 33% BTTS BTTS 67% 54% 54%
38% 54% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 15% 19%
12% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 31% 27%
 
5.7 4.9 5.3 Corners for (avg) C F 4 3.9 4.6
6 5.7 7 Corners against (avg) C A 5 5.7 5.8
1.9 1.9 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2 1.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
13.1 13.4 12.7 Shots (avg) S ( 8.3 11.8 12.8
4.4 4.8 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 4.3 4.5
35% 40% 47% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 27% 29%
 
14.9 13.5 17 Shots against (avg) S A 21.7 19.4 18.4
5 4.2 5.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 8.3 6.8 6.1
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Wellington Phoenix have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Wellington Phoenix have the fewest matches under the total-line (2) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the fewest points from losing position (0) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals (29) away in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals (49) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals in the second half (36) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Western United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Western United have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Western United have the fewest conceded goals (12) at home in A-League
  • Western United have the most clean sheets (6) at home in A-League
  • Western United have the most clean sheets (9) in A-League
  • Western United have the most points (29) at home in A-League
  • Western United have the the best goal difference (+13) at home in A-League
  • Western United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Melbourne City 26 14 7 5 55 33 13 7 4 2 27 16 13 7 3 3 28 17 22 49
2 Melbourne Victory 26 13 9 4 42 25 13 6 5 2 22 13 13 7 4 2 20 12 17 48
3 Western United 26 13 6 7 40 30 13 9 2 2 25 12 13 4 4 5 15 18 10 45
4 Adelaide United 26 12 7 7 38 31 13 7 2 4 22 14 13 5 5 3 16 17 7 43
5 Central Coast Mariners 26 12 6 8 49 35 13 8 3 2 27 16 13 4 3 6 22 19 14 42
6 Wellington Phoenix 26 12 3 11 34 49 13 8 2 3 19 20 13 4 1 8 15 29 -15 39
7 Macarthur 26 9 6 11 38 47 13 6 3 4 21 21 13 3 3 7 17 26 -9 33
8 Sydney 25 8 7 10 36 41 13 4 4 5 21 24 12 4 3 5 15 17 -5 31
9 Newcastle Jets 26 8 5 13 45 43 13 6 2 5 29 19 13 2 3 8 16 24 2 29
10 Western Sydney Wanderers 26 6 9 11 30 38 13 4 5 4 15 15 13 2 4 7 15 23 -8 27
11 Brisbane Roar 25 6 5 14 26 38 12 5 2 5 16 16 13 1 3 9 10 22 -12 23
12 Perth Glory 26 4 6 16 20 43 13 2 4 7 8 15 13 2 2 9 12 28 -23 18

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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.