Can Western United beat Wellington Phoenix in AAMI Park clash?

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Fri 21.January
Match begins: 23:00 (UTC)
Venue: AAMI Park (56347 seats)

Three points is the only outcome that will be enough for the Western United supporters in this AAMI Park clash with Wellington Phoenix, having a solid lead on the opposition in the A-League standings.

Insights:
  • Western United have the most points (9) at home in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals (14) in A-League

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Western United form and stats

3-0-1 (win-draw-lost) are the A-League numbers at home for Western United so far this season. Nine out of nine points from the last three home games for Western, and the home supporters are ready to scream their lungs out to keep the winning streak alive.

Western United lost their last game at Melbourne Victory (placed 1st) after a 1-3 scoreline. Midfielder Kilkenny was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.42 (out of ten) in that game. Kilkenny hit five key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times.

Ahead of that match, Western United won a home game hosting Adelaide United (1-0).

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Western United here at AAMI Park in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (3 from 4 games). Western United have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 1 goal.

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Wellington Phoenix form and stats

As the visiting team in A-League matches, Wellington Phoenix have produced an overall stat of 0-1-3 so far. With the Wellington Phoenix losing streak of four defeats in a row, regardless of arena, optimism is low and sinking.

Wellington has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Melbourne City (after extra-time, 3-4 on penalties) for a Ffa Cup game that ended a draw (0-0).

Prior to that match, the Wellington Phoenix manager Talay faced defeat when travelling to Adelaide United and losing 0-4.

Wellington Phoenix are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 2 goals from 4 away games. Wellington Phoenix are struggling defensively in their away games, having conceded 2 goals in these matches.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last seven meetings: one - one - five (Western wins - draws - Wellington Phoenix wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Western UnitedC. Pain
C. Pain
2 goals
Western UnitedD. Wenzel-Halls
D. Wenzel-Halls
2 goals
Wellington PhoenixG. Hooper
G. Hooper
2 goals

Western United missing players

Wellington Phoenix missing players

Western United Wellington Phoenix
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
6 4 2 Played P 1 4 6
4 3 2 Won W 0 0 1
0 0 0 Drew D 1 1 1
2 1 0 Lost L 0 3 4
5 3 2 Scored S 1 2 4
4 1 0 Conceded C 1 11 14
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
17% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
17% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 75% 67%
17% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
17% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 50%
67% 75% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
17% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 50%
 
6.7 5.8 7 Corners for (avg) C F 4 5.2 5.5
4.7 4 4 Corners against (avg) C A 8 6.5 6.3
1.3 1.8 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.2 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
13.7 14.2 18.5 Shots (avg) S ( 14 12 12.5
2.8 2.8 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4 4
29% 27% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 12% 17%
 
12.3 10.5 9.5 Shots against (avg) S A 17 18.5 16.7
3.7 3 2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 7 6.3
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • All of Wellington Phoenix's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Wellington Phoenix have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Wellington Phoenix have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Wellington Phoenix have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals (11) away in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals (14) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the most conceded goals in the second half (10) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the the worst goal difference (-10) in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have the the worst goal difference (-9) away in A-League
  • Wellington Phoenix have yet to win a game away.
  • Wellington Phoenix haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Western United have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Western United have the most clean sheets (2) at home in A-League
  • Western United have the most points (9) 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 Victory 7 4 2 1 12 8 4 2 1 1 7 5 3 2 1 0 5 3 4 14
2 Macarthur 6 4 1 1 7 5 4 2 1 1 4 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 2 13
3 Western United 6 4 0 2 5 4 4 3 0 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 3 1 12
4 Melbourne City 7 2 4 1 12 11 5 2 2 1 8 7 2 0 2 0 4 4 1 10
5 Central Coast Mariners 5 3 0 2 7 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 2 3 4 3 9
6 Sydney 7 2 3 2 8 7 4 1 2 1 5 5 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 9
7 Adelaide United 8 1 5 2 11 9 4 1 2 1 9 6 4 0 3 1 2 3 2 8
8 Western Sydney Wanderers 6 1 3 2 7 9 3 0 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 1 5 5 -2 6
9 Newcastle Jets 5 1 2 2 10 8 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 0 2 1 5 6 2 5
10 Perth Glory 4 1 1 2 4 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 4
11 Wellington Phoenix 6 1 1 4 4 14 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 0 1 3 2 11 -10 4
12 Brisbane Roar 5 0 2 3 2 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 2 7 -5 2

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.