The home side are down on troops as they welcome Perth to Westpac Stadium. Wellington will be missing a few key players due to World Cup playoff commitments which is the last thing they needed as they head into the game off a 3-nil thumping to Newcastle. Perth enjoyed the comforts of home but made tough work of disposing of Adelaide 1-nil.
3 KEY POINTS
- WELLINGTON has conceded three goals in three of their past four matches
- PERTH’s two wins for the season have been at home
- Six of PERTH’s seven goals for the season have been on the road
- Perth seems to enjoy the trip to New Zealand and are unbeaten in their past six visits there
- The Correct Score of 2-1 could be a nice bet as it has popped up three times in the past six clashes between the sides
- Roy Krishna has three goals in his past six matches against Perth
- Wellington really struggled last week and go into this without experienced players Andrew Durante and Michael McGlinchey due to international commitments for New Zealand. That gives Perth a great chance to secure their first win of the season on the road and going off historical results, they won’t hold any fears of Westpac Stadium as they have a tremendous record at the venue.
WELLINGTON / PERTH
- The Phoenix could get the jump on the visitors early but Perth are known for finishing strong
- He has a fine record of scoring goals against Perth so lock him in for first goal
TOTAL GOALS OVER OR UNDER
- The fact the Phoenix defence has leaked 10 goals in the past four matches suggests this is going to be a high scoring affair