Wellington have failed to score in three of their last four games going back to the end of last season.
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix - Sunday 09:00, BT Sport Europe
Perth let a three goal lead slip at home to the Mariners in their opener as they had to settle for a point and they’ll hope to return to the level of form they showed at the end of last season where they won 10 of their final 12 games. Phoenix look the perfect opposition for Perth to get back on track against as they’ve now lost their last five and have to make one of the longer domestic trips in world football. They were competitive against City in their opening games as they were only beaten 1-0 at home, but that was largely due to the visitors having a man sent off around the hour mark.
After a shock defeat against Phoenix themselves in their first home game last term, Perth have since gone W8-D4-L1 at the nib Stadium. When hosting bottom-half teams in that period they’re W5-D2-L0 as they kept a clean sheet in four of these games and led at the break in their last three wins.
Wellington have now failed to score in three of their last four games going back to the end of last season and as a result we’re backing Perth to win to nil. Since Phoenix have lost seven of their last nine on the road and trailed at the break in five of the last eight we’re also backing Perth/Perth HT/FT at 2.5 as we expect a dominant display from the hosts and they should learn from the mistakes they made against the Mariners and hold onto their lead.