Friday, 23 December, 2022. 2:30 pm
On Friday, Perth Glory will be hosting Wellington Phoenix at Macedonia Park, and they will be hoping to move up the standings of the Australian A-League in order to move away from the bottom spot. In contrast to the home team's recent form, which has seen them drop six of their past eight games across all competitions, the visitors have won four of their last five and earned the maximum three points against Adelaide United. The following passage includes expert forecasts, odds, and predictions in regard to the upcoming event.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Perth Glory (LWLLW)
The previous week, Perth Glory were victorious against Western United by a score of 2-1; however, they were unable to add another three points to their tally after suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss on the road against Macarthur FC. The Glory were doomed to suffer their fifth loss in the league this season when Bachana Arabuli scored the game's only goal for the home team in the 71st minute. After playing 19 away matches in 2022 and only winning two of those games, Perth Glory will be happy to be back to their home turf, where they have gone three straight matches without suffering a loss.
The manager of the Perth Glory, Zadkovich, has disclosed that a few of the players on his side are dealing with a few minor fitness difficulties. As a result of these players' potential absences, other players may be given the opportunity to start games. At Macedonia Park, the home team, who are currently in last place in the standings, will be doing everything they can to win and get all three points; however, it appears that the visitors will trounce their rivals and take the game.
In terms of the over/under markets, five out of their most recent six matches have concluded with at least three goals being scored, while only one of those matches ended with two goals being scored. Due to this, it's likely that the total number of goals will be above the over/under at some time. There have been four different games in which both teams have managed to find the back of the net.
Wellington Phoenix (WDLWD)
The return of Wellington Phoenix captain Alex Rufer, who had been sidelined since March due to a knee injury, served as a morale booster for the team last weekend when he entered the game as a late substitute.
On the other hand, the 26-year-old is not likely to be thrust into the starting lineup on Friday, as it is anticipated that Steven Ugarkovic and Clayton Lewis will continue to start in the center-midfield positions, respectively.
Bozhidar Kraev, who is second on the team in goals with five (behind only Jamie Maclaren's nine), is expected to keep his left wing spot, with David Ball and Oskar Zawada further forward.
After their victory in their most recent match, Wellington Phoenix enter into Friday's clash in higher spirits than Perth Glory, and the away team will be viewed as a slight favourite in this matchup.
In terms of the over/under markets, all of their most recent eight games have resulted in BTTS, while six of their most recent seven matches have ended in at least three goals being scored.
Expert Betting Tips
According to the information that we have on these two teams, they have competed against one another a total of 41 times throughout the course of the past few seasons.
18 of the previous 41 matches between these two teams were won by Perth Glory FC, while 15 were won by Wellington Phoenix. Eight of the encounters between these two teams ended in a tie.
The two teams have competed against one another twice already in 2018, with Wellington Phoenix coming out on top both times with scores of 0:1 and 2:1 in April and March respectively.
In the previous meetings between Perth Glory FC and Wellington Phoenix, there were an average of 2.85 goals scored and 63% of the matches included both teams scoring.
So far this A-League season, Perth Glory FC has averaged 3 points per home game and Wellington Phoenix has averaged 0.5 points per away game.