There’s action in the Australian Hyundai A-League as Western Sydney Wanderers host Wellington Phoenix. Both teams will be in the hunt for all the spoils as they go at each other from 09:30 GMT much to the delight of Australian football fans.
The home team will be looking to move close to Adelaide United- who are in 6th place- with a win on Friday. Although Adelaide plays on Thursday, Western Sydney Wanderers have a game in hand and are more than capable to close up the gap.
Their first game since the restart ended in a draw at the Central Coast Stadium in a closely contested encounter against Central Coast Mariners. The home team’s attacking midfielder Milan Djuric gave his side the lead in the 59th minute much to the pleasure of head coach Alen Stajcic. However, it wasn't until two minutes from time that the Wanderers drew level as substitute Simon Cox fired home.
Wellington Phoenix on the flip side aims for a top-two finish this season as they’d book themselves a place in the Hyundai A-League playoff semis.
They are looking to do better than they did against Adelaide United.
The match ended in a draw as both sides settled for a point each. However, The Phoenix had a huge chance to get all three points when they were awarded a penalty in the 86th minute. Up steps Ulises Davila to bottle the chance, allowing the visitors to run away with a point.
Wellington Phoenix has beaten the Western Sydney Wanderers twice this season, recording victories on both occasions. Will they be able to do the triple over their opponents on Friday?
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction: 1-2
The Western Sydney Wanderers are better on their travels than they are on home turf as they currently possess the 3rd worst home record in the league this season. Wellington Phoenix won their last away game against Perth Glory and are fully expected to make that two away wins from two away games on Friday.