Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane Roar meet forces at Westpac Stadium, in a match for the 28th round of League A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 18‑01‑2020, Brisbane Roar won at home by ( 1‑0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 23‑11‑2019, in a League A match that ended with the victory of Wellington Phoenix by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by S. Taylor (10 ‘) and U. Dávila (49’), for Wellington Phoenix, and S. Mauk (85 ‘), for Brisbane Roar. Despite being a match between 3rd and 4th in the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 2nd ranked in home matches and the 6th ranked away.
Wellington Phoenix :
The home team is currently in 3rd place, with 36 points won, after 11 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against the Central Coast Mariners, by (1‑3). In the last match, they won at home against Melbourne Victory by (3‑0). This is a team that tends to be more competitive at home, since they have won 25 points in their stadium, where they have scored 19 goals and suffered 9, against only 11 points away, with 14 goals scored and 14 suffered. For the championship, Wellington Phoenix conquered 25 points out of 30 possible, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 games played in their stadium.
For this competition, they have a sequence of 6 wins in the last home matches and they haven’t lost any of the last 9 matches at their stadium. In their home matches for the championship, a scoreboard usually repeats itself in the late 1990s, on 2‑1, which happened in 4 of their 11 matches. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback.
Trying to finish this phase in a place of access to the semifinals of the champion qualification play-off, the Wellington Phoenix team comes to this match in third place in the leaderboard, with 40 points, three points behind the second , Melbourne City, and two points behind Brisbane Roar. After four matches played since the Australian championship return, the Ufuk Talay team will try to return to their best form, after losing 1-0 last weekend, when they visited the Western Sydney Wanderers. The goal came already after Wellington Phoenix was reduced to 10 units, after DeVere’s expulsion at minute 65.
Brisbane Roar :
The visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 35 points won, after 10 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against the Central Coast Mariners by (1‑0). In the last match, they won at home against Newcastle Jets, by (1‑0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 23 points, against only 12 in their away games. For the championship, the Brisbane Roar conquered 11 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 games that they played as a visitor. In their away matches for the league the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (6 in 11 games). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 8 of the last 11 that they played there were less than 3 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he only got 3 comebacks in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
With 38 points, the Brisbane Roar comes to this match in fourth place in the standings. Two points behind his next rival and five points behind second place, the team is focused on ensuring they qualify for the play-offs, something that is not yet mathematically assured, since they are only seven points ahead of Western United, the one with the two least played games. After losing in the game that marked their return to official competition against Adelaide United (0-1), the Warren Moon-led team beat Melbourne Victory last week 1-2. McDonald (56 ‘) and Ridenton (78’) helped build a victory in a balanced game overall and decided by the Brisbane Roar’s increased efficiency.