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Wellington Phoenix vs Western United: 3 points to aim higher

Wellington Phoenix vs Western United: 3 points to aim higher

Two sides going in opposite directions on the Hyundai A-League ladder meet in the opening match of Round 20 as Wellington Phoenix take on Western United FC.

Wellington Phoenix vs Western United match information

Time: 13:15 (GMT+8) on February 21st

Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium

Competition: 2020 A-League

Phoenix is currently standing at the 5th position at the table. While Sydney FC are dominating at the top of the league, 4 other teams from 2nd to 4th are neck-and-neck with each other. At the last match, Phoenix continues to prove they are going to be tough to beat come finals time with a superb 1-0 win over Melbourne City in Auckland last weekend. They are just three points off second spot on the ladder and will view another home match as the perfect chance to push their claims for a top-two finish.

As for their opponent, Mark Rudan’s United lost 1-0 against Brisbane Roar last time out and they remain without a goal in February. With just one win from their last seven matches, United have dropped to four points outside the top six and need to arrest their form slump quickly if they want to play finals in their inaugural season. B. Berisha is the key man for the team until now, with 11/23 goals for the team until now.

The two sides have met each other once this season. At the earlier match, United were thrashed at home with the scoreline of 1-3.

As Western United have won just one of their last 5 A-League games, an easy win for the host is predicted ahead of this match.

Wellington Phoenix vs Western United potential lineups:

Wellington Phoenix: S. Marinovic, S. Taylor, L. DeVere, T. Hudson-Wihongi, U. Dávila, M. Steinmann, R. Piscopo, L. Cacace, C. Devlin, G. Hooper, D. Ball

Western United: F. Kurto, A. Durante, J. Risdon, T. Imai, O. Dillon, P. Kone, M. Burgess, T. Iradukunda, J. Skotadis, B. Berisha, C. Pain 

Wellington Phoenix vs Western United score predictions: 2-0