Match Preview: Wellington Phoenix vs Western United


Western United is looking to make it three consecutive wins on Sunday against Wellington Phoenix at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.

Match details

Wellington Phoenix vs Western United

Sunday, 11 April

Kick-off: 7:05pm

WIN Stadium, Wollongong

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 505, Kayo and the MyFootball Live app.

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Form guide

Wellington Phoenix: LDWLL

Western United: LWLWW

Western United made it back-to-back wins on Monday night, defeating Newcastle Jets 1-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium.

It took just 36 seconds for Lachie Wales to open the scoring in Newcastle, handing United their first ever win against the Jets.

Wellington has won just one match from their past five and sit 10th on the A-League table.

Previous meetings

The two sides are yet to meet this season.

After losing round 1 of the 2019/20 season to United, the Phoenix won the next two meetings convincingly.

What Mark Rudan is saying

“I wasn’t happy with the way we played against Newcastle and Melbourne City, but we found a way to win.

“Results have been inconsistent so to get results and not play well has been good, but the focus has been on us this week and what we can do better with the ball.

“We need to get back to basics and be that team that we want to be which is playing between lines, through lines and creating chances and scoring a lot of goals.”

Stats of the week

  • Western United picked up a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets last time out in the A-League, snapping a four-game losing streak in New South Wales.
  • Only Adelaide United (20.7) have made more clearances per game this season than Wellington Phoenix (20.5) and Western United (20.3).
  • Dylan Pierias has made 13.6 metres per carry in the 2020/21 A-League season, the best average of any player (min. 60 carries).