Will the Phoenix keep on rising? The Nix are unbeaten in their past three matches with two of those results being wins, the latest of which came last week at huge odds as they upset the second-placed Newcastle Jets 3-2 on the road. In fact, they could be starting to develop a big of a giant killing reputation as a few weeks ago they also handled the Victory. Adelaide are coming into this off a 5-nil hiding against Melbourne City – the first time they have conceded five goals or more in nearly a year. Alarmingly, they only had seven shots on goal which is easily their lowest of the season so far.
Key stat: Wellington has not beaten Adelaide in their past six encounters.
Roy Krishna nearly had a double last week with one of his more spectacular efforts crashing against the woodwork. Wellington’s gun striker only has four goals for the term but appears to be hitting form at the right time. Back him to open the scoring here.
Key stat: Adelaide are scoreless in their past two matches and haven’t scored the first goal in a game since beating Perth on January 5.