Match Preview: Wanderers v Wellington

Wellington Phoenix travel to face Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday for an A-League Women clash at Wanderers Football Park.

Western Sydney Wanderers are in ninth place on 11 points through 12 matches. Wanderers lost their last A-League Women match 3-1 at CB Smith Reserve against Melbourne Victory.

Wellington Phoenix drew 3-3 against Brisbane Roar at A.J. Kelly Park in their last league match, putting them in 11th place on five points.

The previous A-League Women fixture between the teams saw them play out a 1-1 draw at Sky Stadium in January. Michaela Robertson scored Wellington Phoenix Women’s lone goal in the 41st minute. Sheridan Gallagher scored for Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women in the 60th minute.

Wellington have got the better of Wanderers of late, unbeaten in their last three A-League Women matches (W1 D2 L0). Wanderers are looking for their first league win in fixtures between the two teams since December 2021. Wellington Phoenix Women have outscored Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women 4-3 during their unbeaten streak.

Olivia Price, Amy Harrison, and Gallagher have made a difference in the final third for Wanderers this season. The three players are the team’s joint top scorers with two goals.

Emily Clegg and Betsy Hassett have been Wellington Phoenix’s main attacking threats, also each scoring twice.

Hosts Wanderers have secured 10 points (W3 D1 L2) from a possible 18 on offer in six A-League Women contests at home this season. Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women will be out to prolong a four-match home unbeaten streak (W3 D1 L0) dating to January 8 against Melbourne City. Wellington will be looking for their first victory this season in away league matches, as they have four losses and one draw on their travels. Wellington Phoenix Women currently find themselves on a five-match away winless streak (W0 D1 L4). The last time they won away was March 2022 against Western Sydney Wanderers.

In their last six league matches, Wanderers have won three, drawn one and lost two. Wellington, meanwhile, have won one, drawn two and lost three in their last six.