Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix A-League Preview and Betting Tips
January 01, 2019
We’ve seen some amazing A-League action this Christmas to New Year’s holiday period, and fans can expect even more entertainment with a full round of fixtures this weekend. The match of the round features finals contenders Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix at Coopers Stadium on Saturday evening.
Two of A-League’s In-Form Teams
Nothing separates these two teams, who are locked in equal fourth (subject to Melbourne City’s result mid-week), with 15 points each and a 14:13 goal differential. Adelaide have claimed a 2-2 draw with Western Sydney and 2-1 win at Newcastle during a busy holiday period. Wellington won three matches in a row – including a 3-1 win at Sydney FC – before earning a 1-1 draw at title contenders Melbourne Victory in round 10.
Adelaide won 3-1 in Wellington on November 24, conceding the first goal after just 14 minutes before equalising on half-time and winning on the back of a Ken Ilso brace in the second half. But Phoenix are in much better form than they were in November, and punters would be tempted by bet365’s offer of 4.33 for a Phoenix win or Neds’ quote of 3.75 for a draw.
Goal is to Keep up with Top Three
Adelaide and Wellington should come out all guns blazing, given they’re both desperate to keep up with the breakaway top three of Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory, and Sydney FC. Adelaide have scored in four of their last six matches and Phoenix in five of their last six. Pointsbet is paying 1.65 for both teams to score (or 2.15 for at least one team to not score).
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Wellington’s Roy Krishna scored four goals from five games during a busy December. Unibet is paying 8.00 for him to open the scoring and 3.30 for him to score a goal ast any time in this match. For Adelaide, Ken Ilso was the hero last time these teams met, and he’s 5.60 to score first or 2.38 to score.