Wellington Phoenix will welcome struggling Perth Glory to Sky Stadium this Saturday for the 20th Round of the 2021/22 Isuzu UTE A-League season.
Venue: Sky Stadium (Wellington)
Wellington Phoenix are unbeaten in their last seven home games (W5, D2).
They have lost just one of their last 13 home league games (W9, D3).
The hosts have kept two clean sheets in their last ten games in all competitions.
Perth Glory are winless in their last seven league games (D2, L5).
They have one win from their last ten league games.
The visitors drew their last two away games.
Head to head
Perth Glory have a better recent record in this fixture, winning five of their last ten meetings with Wellington Phoenix (L3, D2).
Latest performances in all competitions
Wellington Phoenix: L-L-W-D-W
Perth Glory: L-D-L-L-D
Wellington Phoenix will look to arrest a recent slump when they face Perth Glory on Saturday.
After going on a run of six games without defeat between February and early March, the hosts have lost their last two league games.
Their last outing was an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Newcastle Jets. The result was the fourth time they were conceding four goals in a game this season, showing how vulnerable they can be at the back on their worst days.
Overall, they have conceded 26 league goals this season and have scored 19 times in 15 league games. With 21 points on the board, they come into this tie sitting in eighth place, three points behind the top six.
Their aim this season remains to finish in the top six. And having played the fewest number of games among all the teams in the league, they will fancy their chances of cracking into the top six before the end of the season.
Possible Wellington Phoenix starting line-up
Alex Paulsen; James McGarry, Finn Surman; Tim Payne, Scott Wootton; Nicholas Pennington, Joshua Laws, Walter Sandoval, Sam Sutton; Gary Hooper, George Ott.
Injured: Alex Rufer, Oskar van Hattum, Reno Piscopo, Jaushua Sotirio
Bottom of the table, Perth Glory will look to get their first win seven games when they travel to Sky Stadium to face Wellington Phoenix.
The visitors have endured a miserable season so far and come into this round of games with just three wins in 16 league games (D4, L9).
They have not won a league game since fellow strugglers Brisbane Roar in early February. Their poor run of form in the last ten games has them sitting at the bottom of the table, four points behind Brisbane Roar.
With ten games to play, they are running out of time to avoid the unwanted tag of being named Wooden Spoon winners this season. A win in this game will be a huge boost for them as they attempt to take themselves off the foot of the table.
Possible Perth Glory starting line-up
Cameron Cook; Jack Clisby, Darryl Lachman, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Joshua Rawlins; Callum Timmins, Pacifique Niyongabire, Nick Fitzgerald, Giordano Colli; Daniel Stynes, Adrian Sardinero.
Injured: Luke Bodnar, Daniel Sturridge, Kosuke Ota, Andy Keogh
Suspended: Mitchell Oxborrow
Unavailable: Bruno Fornaroli
Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory