It’s the second edition of the Mark Rudan Derby, although the crowd will be a lot more friendly to the former Nix boss in Ballarat compared to Wellington in Round 1. We take a look at Saturday (28/12/2019) A-League Round 12 match which is between the Western United and Wellington Phoenix.
When: Saturday 28th December, 5:00PM
Where: Mars Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
When that took place in October, it was a strike from Besart Berisha getting the visitors over the line and the A-League’s all time leading goalscorer has shown he can still be a feared opponent for defenders.
The right results could see the A-League’s newest side jump up to second place with a win here.
We now know what the pattern for United’s wins are going to be, it will see them happy to sit back and make the most of their scoring opportunities with the experience in their lineup.
Tip: Western United at $2.40
Correct Score: Western United 1 – 0 at $9.50
Western United FC squad: 1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 7. Valentino YUEL 8.Panagiotis KONE, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Scott McDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 18.Besart BERISHA, 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 27, Jerry SKOTADIS, 30.Ryan SCOTT (GK)
*2-4 to be omitted*
Ins: 6.Connor CHAPMAN (promoted), 10.Scott McDONALD (promoted), 13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted)
Unavailable: 19.Josh RISDON (injury), 20.James DELIANOV (gk) (knee – season)
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Stefan MARINOVIC (gk), 2.Liam McGING, 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 5.Matti STEINMANN, 6.Tim PAYNE, 7.Reno PISCOPO, 8.Cameron DEVLIN, 9.David BALL, 10.Ulises DAVILA, 11.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Callum MCCOWATT, 23.Walter SCOTT, 27.Steven TAYLOR (c), 31.Ben WAINE, 32.Sam SUTTON, 88. Gary HOOPER
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 14.Alex RUFER (return from injury), 23.Walter SCOTT (promoted)
Unavailable: 16.Louis FENTON (shoulder – season)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change