Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers: match preview
Four straight defeats has Western Sydney Wanderers falling down the Hyundai A-League ladder so a trip across the country to take on the defending premiers is far from ideal.
After starting the campaign with three wins and a draw to sit at the top of the pile, Markus Babbel’s men will find themselves out of the top six if they fail to beat Perth Glory at HBF Park on Saturday night.
And it won’t be easy against a Glory side they haven’t beaten in their last five clashes.
Tony Popovic’s Perth turned their season around last weekend, defeating Melbourne City 3-0 at AAMI Park.
But home form has been a concern for Glory, who have lost their last two matches in a row at HBF Park. The last time they lost more in a row was a three-game stretch from January to February in 2011.
Saturday, December 14 2019
Kick-off: 6.45pm local, 9.45pm AEDT
Venue: HBF Park
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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TBC on Thursday
Did you know?
- Western Sydney Wanderers’ most recent Hyundai A-League victory at HBF Park came in February 2014; they’ve since managed just three draws from eight games at the venue(L5).
- Perth Glory have a passing success rate of 87% in the middle third of the pitch this A-League campaign, the highest of any team in the competition
- The Wanderers have conceded just two first-half goals this Hyundai A-League campaign, fewer than any other team in the competition.
- Glory duo Diego Castro (32) and Chris Ikonomidis (30) have made the most successful dribbles of any players this Hyundai A-League campaign; no other player has made more than 22.