Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/03/2024

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Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney Prediction
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The match between Wellington Phoenix and Sydney will be played on the 16th of March at Wellington Regional Stadium. Both sides need the three points, neither one can afford to lose. Where will the three points go? Find out the answer in the following Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney betting tips listed below.

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Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney prediction: Italiano’s boys have the three points up for grabs

Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Wellington Phoenix to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

2-0 to Wellington Phoenix

⬆️ Over /⬇️ Under X.5 goals

 

Under 2.5 Goals

Key Stats

  • Coach Italiano’s boys are at the top of the A-League table, with 11 victories, seven draws, and only three matches lost so far.
  • Sydney have an unimpressive 9-3-7 tally.
  • Wellington Phoenix have the best defensive record in the league, with 22 goals conceded throughout 21 league appearances.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sydney surprise favorites from the bookies

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.1%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 21.0%
  • AWAY: 29/20 (2.45) – 40.9%

*These Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney odds are subject to change

The bookmakers have Sydney down as the expected winners, with odds at 29/20 (2.45) suggesting a solid 40.9% win probability. However, we consider this an exciting betting opportunity as the odds behind a Wellington Phoenix win are more than tempting at 8/5 (2.60).

Moreover, we believe the match at Wellington Regional Stadium is doomed to have under 2.5 goals. The odds are valued at 7/10 (1.70), giving our favorite Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney prediction a sturdy 58.82% chance of success.

Last five H2Hs: Even battle between these two

Australia A-League 29/12/23

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

3
Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Australia A-League 12/03/23

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1
Sydney FC

Sydney FC

0

Australia A-League 07/01/23

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

0
Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Australia A-League 19/02/22

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1
Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

Australia A-League 19/12/21

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

2
Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

According to the head-to-head statistics, the two teams will share the spoils. However, Italiano’s boys got more victories in the last three games, so we picked them as favorites in our Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney prediction.

Wellington Phoenix team news and form: Italiano’s side soaring to success

Coach Italiano’s troops weren’t up to par with Melbourne City last week, and the 1-0 loss was the least they could’ve received. Hearts had twice as many shots at target, but we are sure that Kraev and his colleagues will do their best to get back on the horse with a win over Sydney.

Predicted lineup: Paulsen (GK), Kelly-Heald, Wootton, Surman, Payne, Rufer, Old, Salas, Barbarouses, Kraev & Ball

Australia A-League 12/04/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Australia A-League 06/04/24

L

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

2

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Australia A-League 31/03/24

W

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

0

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Australia A-League 16/03/24

W

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

2

Australia A-League 09/03/24

L

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

0

Sydney team news and form: Australian Cup winners to rely on counter-attacks

Coach Ufuk Talay won’t be able to count on plenty of his key players, which is surely a massive plus in favor of our Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney predictions. The likes of Jack Rodwell, Aaron Gurd, and Patrick Wood will all miss this match.

Predicted lineup: Redmayne (GK), Courtney-Perkins, Girdwood-Reich, Matthews, Grant, Lolley, Burgess, Hollman, Caceres, Mak & Gomes

Australia A-League 13/04/24

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Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

1

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

2

Australia A-League 07/04/24

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Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets

3

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

Australia A-League 03/04/24

D

Perth Glory

Perth Glory

1

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

Australia A-League 30/03/24

W

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

0

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

2

Australia A-League 16/03/24

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Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

2

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

Player to watch: Joe Lolley

Joe Lolley is the 2nd-best finisher under coach Talay’s wing this season. The only player to actually outscore him is chief finisher Fabio Gomes who slid it past the goalkeepers on nine occasions this season.

Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney Player
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Lolley vital for Sydney

However, we have to give credit where it’s due – with eight goals under his name in the current A-League campaign, Lolley is undoubtedly the key performer for his manager. He also added a couple of vital assists.


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