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Wellington Phoenix have held on for a gallant 1-1 draw in the face of immense pressure from Perth Glory.
The Wellington Phoenix face the travelling Perth Glory in some Round 6 A-League action. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5pm (AEDT).
The home side will be looking for its second win of the season at Westpac Stadium while Perth will attempt to strengthen their position on the top of the A-League ladder with a fifth victory in six matches.
Still unbeaten, the Glory are rolling along nicely and Neil Kilkenny pulled the strings last week, crafting numerous chances as Perth held on to defeat the Mariners by three goals to two.
Wellington were beaten comfortably 3-1 by Adelaide after starting promisingly and there have been some recent cracks beginning to open in Mark Rudan’s team.
Having Sarpreet Singh back for this game is important as the Phoenix looked very light on for attacking options without him last week.
David Williams and Nathan Burns haven’t provided the support up front for Roy Krishna that the club had hoped for and Rudan will need to find a way to produce and convert more chances, as well as plug a leaky defence that was exposed by the Reds.
It is hard to see a weakness in the Perth squad right now, with Jason Davidson and Chris Ikonomidis in sparkling form.
Andy Keogh will be the major beneficiary of their current play. With four goals for the season at this early stage, it would be fair to suggest that he will be eyeing of another this afternoon across the ditch.
It is a long trip for Perth and not one they will take lightly. Tony Popovic is building a steel into the squad that has been absent in recent times. Games such as this will be a true test of that steel.
Perth should win this game comfortably. Once again, Wellington will show early fight yet the class of the Perth front third will prove difficult for them to contain for the entire 90 minutes.
Wellington Phoenix 1 Perth Glory 4
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Where: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
When: Sunday 2nd December 2018, 5pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Wellington Phoenix $3.20 Draw $3.60 Perth Glory $2.20
1. Filip Kurto (Gk), 4.Mandi Sosa, 5.Ryan Lowry, 6.Dylan Fox, 8.Mitch Nichols, 9. Nathan Burns, 11. David Williams, 13. Liberato Cacace, 14. Alex Rufer, 15. Michal Kopzcynski, 16. Louis Fenton, 18.Sarpreet Singh, 19.Tom Doyle, 20.Oliver Sail (Gk), 21.Roy Krishna, 22. Andrew Durante (C), 23. Max Burgess, 27. Steven Taylor
1.Tando Velaphi (Gk), 3.Jason Davidson, 4.Shane Lowry, 5.Ivan Franjic, 6.Dino Djulbic, 7.Joel Chianese, 9.Andy Keogh, 11.Brendon Santalab, 13.Matthew Spiranovic, 14.Chris Harold, 15.Brandon Wilson, 16.Tomislav Mrcela, 17.Diego Castro, 19.Chris Ikonomidis, 20.Jake Brimmer, 22.Fabio Ferreira, 33.Liam Reddy (Gk), 88.Neil Kilkenny