The Australian football teams Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney are meeting on the 12th of January at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Phoenix should be relieved to return after a couple of tough losses. Their latest poor performance has dropped them to the ninth place in the A-League, which made them cross a crucial period of the season. While they are still without the attacker Paul Ifill, who is suffering from an injury and also without Manny Muscat who got suspended, Tyler Boyd is available again and could come straight back into Ricki Herbert’s starting lineup.
On the other hand, Western Sydney is sitting comfortably in the fourth spot in spite of the 2-0 loss suffered last weekend in front of the league leaders, Central Coast. In fact, that was their first defeat in the last six games played. Midfielder Jason Trifiro won’t make the trip across Tasmania though due to his red card, which he was penalized with in the match against the Mariners. The last confrontation between Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney was at Ante Covic and ended in a 1-0 win for Phoenix.
All the last five matches played by both Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney were very disputed and ended in at least 2 goals scored. For example, the match between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Heart from 5.01.2013 ended in a 3-2 victory for Wellington. On the other hand, Western Sydney have just managed a 2-1 victory against Melbourne Victory in the first day of this year, and a 6-1 victory against Adelaide United on the 21st of December.
All in all, I am going to place a bet on Over 2.5 goals. Judging by the statistics, a high goal count can be anticipated. I bet 7 units at 2.23. The odds I used are from IBCBET.