Phoenix have 3 defeats in this start of the season, but it's an explanation for this bad form. In the first round of the season they have faced the best team from A-League, Melbourne City and had many players on international duty at that time. After that they have travelled to Perth, but their international players were a litte bit tired after travelling a lot for the New Zealand matches in the North America. In the last round they were robbed by the refs. They should have scored two goals, but in both case the refs decided that was offside. Phoenix played pretty well against a very good side like Sydney FC and a draw was more deserved in that match. Alex Rodriguez and Doyle are injured.
Yes, Victory are strong in front of goal, but they are not playing their best football at the moment. Phoenix can be a really dangerous team on the break and the Victory defenders will need to deal with the pace of Kosta and Roy Krishna. I'm going for the surprise here.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickWellington +1 AH 1
- Odds-130 Unibet
- Match result6-1 (-8.00)