Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory: match preview
Perth Glory can break a club record with a sixth straight victory if they take care of out-of-form Western Sydney Wanderers as Round 15 draws to a close this Sunday (kick off 6.30pm AEDT).
Tony Popovic's reigning Premiers have surged into third position courtesy of a club record-equalling five straight wins and will have eyes for all three points against a Wanderers outfit smarting from back-to-back defeats against Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix.
The Red and Black have secured just one win from 10 matches – a 3-2 victory over Adelaide United on December 27 – and face an almighty test if they are to overturn the form book at Bankwest Stadium.
Popovic's return to Western Sydney adds another element of intrigue to a contest the Wanderers, and under pressure coach Markus Babbel, simply must gain a result from to give their season a kick.
Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick off: 6.30pm AEDT
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Did you know?
- Perth Glory have lost just one of their last 10 Hyundai A-League matches against Western Sydney (won four, drawn five) and are unbeaten in the last six of that stretch.
- Perth Glory have won their last five Hyundai A-League matches on the bounce, keeping four clean sheets in that run – a sixth consecutive victory would be a new club record.
- Western Sydney have trailed at half-time in just two of their last 13 Hyundai A-League (leading twice and level nine times). However, they have gone on to win only four of those 13 games (drawing two and losing seven).
- The Wanderers have produced the most headed shots (excluding blocks) of any team this Hyundai A-League season with 35, four more than Perth Glory.
- Only Brisbane Roar's Jay O'Shea (405) has had more successful passes in opposition territory this Hyundai A-League season that Perth Glory trio Diego Castro (402), Neil Kilkenny (389) and Juande (348).