Sunday football preview: A-League, May 30

Wellington Phoenix welcome Perth Glory to Eden Park for a high-stakes Distance Derby in the first of two A-League fixtures on Sunday, May 30.

Captain Ulises Dávila returns to Ufuk Talay's squad as the seventh-placed 'Nix look to jump Macarthur FC into sixth spot on the A-League table with a win in Aukland. It's the second and final Phoenix game to be played in New Zealand for the season after a record crowd packed Sky Stadium to watch their side beat Western United 3-0 in Matchweek 22.

Perth are in eighth heading into the Distance Derby, sitting just four points behind Macarthur with a game in hand. Richard Garcia's team are preparing for three consecutive away games to round out the 2020/21 season; failure to beat the 'Nix will all-but end Perth's chances of reaching the Finals Series. 

In-form attacker Chris Ikonomidis is unavailable for selection after departing to join Graham Arnold's Socceroos camp this week. The home side looked almost certain to be without Reno Piscopo after he succumbed to a shoulder injury against Western Sydney last time out, but the creative midfielder has been named in Talay's squad to take on the Glory.

The Phoenix have two Distance Derby wins on the board in 2020/21.

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Western Sydney Wanderers hoSt Brisbane Roar in the second A-League fixture on Sunday afternoon.

The two sides head to Bankwest Stadium with very different form lines: back-to-back Matchweek 22 wins helped catapult the Roar into the top six while the Wanderers dropped into ninth thanks to three successive defeats.

Trailing Macarthur by five points with two games to play means there's no room for error for Carl Robinson's side. A highly unlikely Finals Series berth is still on offer for the Wanderers, but the Roar could put their slim hopes to bed with a win on the road.

Warren Moon's Brisbane squad is bolstered by four returning players: Riku Danzaki, Macaulay Gillesphey, Tom Aldred and Josh Brindell-South, while Mitchell Duke misses out for the Red and Black after receiving a call-up to Arnold's Socceroos squad. 

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LAST MEETING: Western Sydney Wanderers 1-2 Brisbane Roar

Match details 

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory
Sunday, May 30 2021
Venue: Eden Park
Kick-off: 1.35pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Match Centre

Ins and Outs

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Stefan MARINOVIC (gk), 2.Liam McGING, 5.James MCGARRY, 6.Tim PAYNE, 7.Reno PISCOPO, 8.Cameron DEVLIN, 9.David BALL, 10.Ulises DAVILA, 11.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 13.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 14.Alex RUFER, 16.Louis FENTON, 17.Tomer HEMED, 18.Ben WAINE, 19.Sam SUTTON, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Joshua LAWS, 23.Clayton LEWIS, 27.Steven TAYLOR, 41.Ben OLD
**1-3 to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Liam McGING (promoted), 10.Ulises DAVILA (return from injury)

Outs: Nil.

Unavailable: 3.Luke DEVERE (knee injury, 1 week)

Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 5.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Kosuke OTA, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 10.Andy KEOGH, 11.Joel CHIANESE, 13.Luke BODNAR, 15.Brandon WILSON, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 19.Callum TIMMINS, 20.Carlo ARMIENTO, 22.Josh RAWLINS, 23.Dane INGHAM, 24.Daniel STYNES, 26.Giordano COLLI, 29.Darryl LACHMAN, 33.Liam REDDY (gk)

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 22.Josh RAWLINS (promoted), 24.Daniel STYNES (promoted), 26.Giordano COLLI (promoted)

Outs: 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS (international duty)

Unavailable: 4.Sebastian LANGKAMP (groin – 1-2 weeks)

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Match details 

Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Sunday, May 30 2021
Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Kick-off: 4.05pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Match Centre

Ins and Outs

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Bernie IBINI, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRANS, 19.Jordon MUTCH, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 29.Daniel WILMERING, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 50.Oliver KALAC (GK), 77.Scott MCDONALD.

Ins: 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (promoted), 11.Kwame YEBOAH (promoted), 29.Daniel WILMERING (promoted)

Outs: 12.Mitchell DUKE (national team duty)

Unavailable: 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (long term injury)

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Macklin FREKE (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Corey BROWN, 5.Tom ALDRED, 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 9.Masato KUDO, 10.Riku DANZAKI, 11.Joe CHAMPNESS, 15.Jesse DALEY, 16.Joshua BRINDELL-SOUTH, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Antonee BURKE-GILROY, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 34.Alex PARSONS, 37.Cyrus DEHMIE, 38.Brandon MCMORROW **2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Tom ALDRED (promoted), 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY (promoted), 10.Riku DANZAKI (returns from illness), 16.Joshua BRINDELL-SOUTH (returns from injury)

Outs: 8.Danny KIM (departed club), 35.Hassan RAMAZANI (not selected)

Unavailable: 17.Golgol MEBRAHTU (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (hamstring)

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Matchweek 23: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar

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