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Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Wellington Phoenix; A-League live scores, blog

8th January, 2019
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Western Sydney Wanderers FC

2

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Wellington Phoenix

3

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC

2

Match Complete

Wellington Phoenix

3

89'R. Krishna
K. Baccus84'
82'R. Krishna
77'C. Sheridan
R. Bonevacia70'
B. Hamill62'
K. Yeboah59'
B. Hamill42'
36'L. Fenton
24'A. Rufer
8'A. Durante

23
Shots
14
8
On Target
6
15
Fouls
15
7
Corners
5
4
Offsides
3
0
Red Cards
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3
Yellow Cards
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The Western Sydney Wanderers and the Wellington Phoenix face off at ANZ Stadium in Round 12 A-League action. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

Sitting in eighth place, with just nine points to show for their efforts, the Western Sydney Wanderers have reached the crossroads of what, to this point, has been a forgettable season.

Scoring goals has proven as difficult as preventing them, and the in-form Phoenix will be a strong test for the red and black tonight.

Wellington arrive in the harbour city with the taste of a loss well and truly exterminated from their mouths.

They have not seen defeat since the 24th of November, when the Reds travelled to the shaky isles and beat them 2-1.

Since then, Sarpreet Singh, Roy Krishna and David Williams have been on fire for the men in yellow and their form has been in direct contrast to anything that the Wanderers have been able to produce up front.

Kwame Yeboah has been brought into the Wanderers squad for that exact reason, while Raul Llorente also comes back into the team this week.

Wellington lose Mandi Sosa after his send-off last week, with the stability of the Phoenix squad continuing after being noticeable all year.

Prediction
If there ever was a bet of the week, or the year even, it is the Phoenix to win this one on the back of two brave draws.

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One last week where they held on for a point against Adelaide on the road and the week prior, where they were close to taking all three against the Victory.

The Phoenix are in form and the Wanderers are nowhere near it.

Wellington Phoenix 3, Western Sydney Wanderers 0

Catch all the action on The Roar with live coverage from 7:50pm (AEDT).

Game information
Where: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
When: Tuesday 8th January 2019, 7.50pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Western Sydney Wanderers $2.10, Draw $3.60, Wellington Phoenix $3.30

Squads
Western Sydney Wanderers
5. Brendan Hamill (c), 7. Nick Fitzgerald, 8. Jordan O’Doherty, 9. Oriol Riera, 10. Alex Baumjohann, 11. Bruce Kamau, 13. Tass Mourdoukoutas, 14. Mathieu Cordier, 17. Keanu Baccus, 20. Vedran Janjetovic (gk), 21. Tarek Elrich, 24. Raul Llorente, 27. Kwame Yeboah, 28. Roly Bonevacia, 33. Tate Russell, 34. Patrick Ziegler, 40. Nicholas Suman (gk), 49. Abraham Majok

Wellington Phoenix
1. Filip Kurto, 5. Ryan Lowry, 6. Dylan Fox, 8. Mitch Nichols, 9. Nathan Burns, 11. David Williams, 13. Liberato Cacace, 14. Alex Rufer, 15. Michal Kopczynski, 16. Louis Fenton, 17. Callan Elliot, 18. Sarpreet Singh, 19. Tom Doyle, 20. Oliver Sail (gk), 21. Roy Krishna, 22. Andrew Durante (c), 23. Max Burgess, 27. Steven Taylor

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