This afternoon will see two teams at the opposite spectrum of the ladder clash for the 11th time. In their ten meetings so far, the Wanderers have won four, lost four and drawn twice against the team from across the ditch.
Wellington have won just once at Pirtek Stadum in four appearances, but that doesn’t reflect on the tale of the tape so far between these two sides.
Tickets are available to todays match against Wellington Phoenix here.
Love is in the air at Wanderland this Sunday with Valentine’s Day and annual member’s day celebrations in the thick of the action. There will be a catalogue of pre-match and half-time activities to enjoy, including:
- Love song dedications
- Couples crossbar challenge
- Return of the t-shirt cannon with exclusive shirts
- Members guard of honour
- Member’s flag walkout
- Pepper Ultimate Fan Zone in the Eastern Precinct
For the full details on the above activities and our action-packed Sunday afternoon, click here.
The Wanderers will be without their full complement of Spaniards with Alberto (suspended, two weeks) Dimas (suspended, one week) and Andreu (hamstring, one week) all sidelined. Shannon Cole, Federico Piovaccari, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Golgol Mebrahtu and Matt Sim promoted.
It’s been a long season of struggle for Ernie Merrick’s Wellington Phoenix. After finishing fourth the previous campaign, the Nix have been handicapped by a lack of firepower up front that has seen them plummet to second-last on the ladder after netting just seven in their last nine games.
However, Merrick’s side have performed admirably in each of their four visits to Wanderland and still possess an array of skilful midfield operators to hurt Tony Popovic’s rotated side.
How to watch
If you can’t make it to the ground you can still catch the match live on Fox Sports 505 at 5.00pm AEST or listen live on 702 ABC Sydney & ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital & Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-League Live.